Praise Center Church Of God In Christ is a Holiness church located in Dumfries, Virginia, which is a suburb in the Washington, DC metro area.  Praise Center Church Of God In Christ is a chartered branch of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. located in Memphis, Tennessee and a member of the Historic First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Virginia under the leadership of General Board Member Bishop Ted G. Thomas, Sr. of Portsmouth, Virginia.

Praise Center Church Of God In Christ was founded on December 31, 2014 in Manassas, Virginia.  After 31 days of fasting and prayer, the ministry was launched on New Year’s Eve 2014 with a prayer service at the home of Elder Eugene and Lady Yolinda McCown.  On January 4, 2015, we held our first Sunday service at Sonnie Penn Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia.  With family and friends in attendance, and many more tuning into our Live Stream, Pastor Eugene C. McCown, Jr. preached the first message at Praise Center entitled “Walking In Authority” from 2 Timothy 1:5-7.  As a new ministry, God encouraged Praise Center to walk in our God-given authority.

On April 17, 2015, God blessed Praise Center with the keys to our new worship center and on April 19, 2015, we held our first service at 17948 Fraley Boulevard in Dumfries, Virginia. Since our grand opening on Fraley Boulevard, many renovations have occurred to beautify the house of the Lord.  In January 2016, the Praise Pantry will be activated to serve those in need in the area and in Summer 2016, we are working to host a feeding program with the Capital Area Food Bank to serve children breakfast and lunch during the summer.

Prayer is a staple at Praise Center and is the catalyst to every facet of the ministry.  We emphasize teaching the Word of God, prayer and fasting, and offering unto God a sacrifice of praise. In our infancy, God has blessed Praise Center with various ministries: Sunday School, Small Groups, Young People Willing Workers (Y.P.W.W.), Sunshine Band, Youth/Men’s/Women’s Fellowships, Evangelism, Missions, Marriage Ministry, and Music Ministry.

As we go forth in ministry, our desire is that we will continue to be more than just a place to be, but to be a place where people can feel and experience the love and greatness of God. At Praise Center we have been commissioned with Empowering Believers and Changing Lives.  It is our goal to equip believers for holy living and serve the entire man: mind, body and soul.  We invite you to join us in worship during one of our many weekly services.

We at Praise Center Church Of God In Christ are so glad that you are considering visiting us and hope that your time with us will prove invaluable. Our doors are open to people from all cultures and backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. When you visit Praise Center, you will be welcomed with a warm smile and a friendly handshake.

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