Welcome to Pillar Church of Washington DC!

Whether curious about Christianity, already a believer, or desiring to grow as a follower of Jesus, this new church in the heart of Washington, DC is excited to journey with you, answer your questions, and equip you for ministry.

New here? You can plan your visit ahead of time so that we can know to expect you! Want to get involved? We have events, small groups, and Sunday mornings as opportunities to find community. Want to serve? Fill out our volunteer interest form if you want to get involved on Sunday mornings!


When & Where


Sunday — 10am


Union Stage at the Wharf
740 Water St SW,
Washington, DC 20024


Interested in helping as a volunteer?


What to Expect


As we begin our time of worship, we sing several songs, offer prayers and hear Scripture read.
Preaching at Pillar Church is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last around 30 – 40 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the sermon, we sing a song or two in response to what was preached and then close in prayer.


A typical service is finished by 11:30 am. We provide light refreshments immediately after the service to encourage fellowship. Those who wish to help put away the chairs and supplies do so, while others tend to stay after to spend time discussing the sermon or events from the past week over a cup of coffee.


The music we sing at Pillar Church is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the choruses of the twenty-first. Most of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered, while at Pillar, that we have come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.


What about my kids?

Our Kids Ministry will seek to provide fun, faith-nurturing activities that fit their needs and support family discipleship. Kids program classes for kids from birth-5th grade run simultaneously with the sermon each Sunday morning.

All of our Children’s Ministry Workers have a recent clear criminal background check with Checkr on file with us and have been trained. We use a digital check in system with adhesive name tags that we stick directly to their clothing that matches a code printed on a card given to the parent or guardian who dropped off the child. We also have a two worker policy – meaning your kids are never left alone.

If you have any other questions for our staff and volunteers, don’t be afraid to reach out! We want to make sure your family has a great experience together.



How long are your services?

Our services are just over an hour. We usually sing 3-4 songs and the sermon lasts about 40 minutes. 

Why do you meet in a music venue/bar? 

The scripture makes it clear that a church is a group of Christians, not a building. Union Stage is in the heart of our community and closed on Sunday mornings making it a great place to gather.

Is parking difficult? 

All street parking is free in the city on on Sundays. If you cannot park as close to the Wharf as you would like, you can make use of the free Wharf shuttle that picks up at L’Enfant, or the free Wharf Jitney boat that picks up at Potomac Park. There is a parking garage, but we advised that you use that as a last result as it can be quite expensive. Another option is to metro to the Waterfront Station and walk to the Wharf (About 10 minutes or less).

What kind of church is Pillar?

Pillar is a Christian church made up of individuals from various denominational and religious backgrounds. Pillar is a part of a small family of churches situated near military installations around the world called the Praetorian Project. We are also a part of the Southern Baptist Convention.


Let us know you’re coming!

New to Pillar? We’d love to help you plan your visit! Fill out the form below and we’ll connect with you before you visit.