2019 Church Theme

Preparing to meet the King & HIS Kingdom!
Matthew 22:1-14

The Disciple’s Daily Profession!

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ! I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me! I have the power and authority over all the power of the enemy! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, in Jesus's name, Amen!

Meet Our Staff

Ministerial Staff

Elder Sean Batie

Associate Minister

Elder Odessa Harris

Associate Minister

Reverend Dr. Donna Stancell

Minister of Music

Minister Tracey Cleveland

Associate Minister

Evangelist Monica Veney

Associate Minister

Minister Natalie Bell

Associate Minister

Elder Margaret Price

Associate Minister

Elder Kenneth Holley-Brinkley

Youth & Young Adults Ministry Leader

Reverend Denise Mills

Praise 91 Radio Ministry Leader

Minister Linda Foxx

Associate Minister

Minister Peter Thomason

Associate Minister

Minister Donna Mack

Associate Minister

Elder Wilbur Cleveland

Associate Minister

Elder Frank Johnson

Director of Worship

Reverend Yolanda Sampson

Director of Evangelism

Minister Odell Austin

Associate Minister

Evangelist DeAnna Carl

Associate Minister

Minister Paula Williamson

Associate Minister

Church Administration

Special Projects Coordinator / Strategic Leadership
Sister Christine Long

Brother Anthony Fletcher

Missionary Connie Holland

Deacon Darryl Campbell

Transportation Ministry

Our mission is Christ led and Bible based to serve the First Church family, transporting to and from the FC-PGC campus to the FC-DC campus sanctuary on Sunday mornings. If you have a current CDL and DOT card and are willing to volunteer at least one Sunday a month between the hours of 7:45 am – 11:15 am, please contact the Church Office. Your service is welcomed!

Ministry Operations

Business Operations Director
Deacon Darnell Wright

PGC Physical Operations
Deacon Eric Clifton

Audio / Visual Media Ministry
Deacon James and Deaconess Vanessa Hawkins

Audio/Visual Media Ministry

The Media Ministry serves as a conduit in First Church to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ through the use of technology and media. This ministry records various teachings, events and sermons, which are made available on CDs and DVDs. If you have a natural gift for electronics, sound, video or perhaps just a strong desire to learn, along with a passion to serve. We need you!

Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Executive Assistant
Wanda Crawford
Phone: 202-529-9262

Bread Ministry
Deacon James Brinkley, Sr.

Bread Ministry

The ministry’s mission is to help the nutritional, emotional, and spiritual needs of others through Christ’s love and the generosity of the community.

Office Administrator
Sister Melanie Batie

Board of Directors Administrator
Sister Velita Lee

First Church Cares
Missionary Betty Gentry

Kingdom Connection
Missionary Julemi White

Kingdom Connection

An information hub, joyfully offers accurate information and expedites ministry and bookstore sales and event promotions! The friendly KC men, women, and youth are an inaugural team of elite professionals led by the Holy Spirit using God-given talents to inform, connect, educate, intercede, and serve all visitors, guests, members, and ministries! Join us for your Kingdom Experience.

Deaconess Carol Claggett

Financial Discipleship
Sister Cassandra White

Social Media
Sister Nicole Barnes

Social Media

First Church uses social media to effectively and efficiently disseminate the Word of God as well as keep an awareness of Christ and His Church on social networking sites throughout the world wide web in support of the mission to make, mature and multiply faithful disciples. The social media ministry consists of a team who manages, posts, filters and updates the First Church social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).