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.


When & Where


Sunday — 9 am


Carron Baptist Church Building
1354 First St. SW
Washington, DC


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 10:15 am. We encourage fellowship after the service and people tend to stick around to chat over coffee on the lower level. We have volunteer teams who put away any items needing to be cleaned up before Carron Baptist Church holds their service in the sanctuary at 11 am.


The music we sing at Pillar Church is a blend of hymns and newer worship songs.  We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice. We believe the songs we sing teach our hearts about who God is and what He’s like, so we make an effort to choose songs with lyrics based on the truth of God’s Word.


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. (Because of the impact of COVID-19, kids church has recently been modified to reduce risk)

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 another church’s building? 

The scripture makes it clear that a church is a group of Christians, not a building. Pillar Church of Washington, DC is a church plant that just launched in September of 2019 and is still building its membership and resources. We have met in a music venue/bar, an elementary school, and a hotel ballroom. Carron Baptist Church is in the heart of the Southwest DC community and their membership has graciously agreed to allow us to gather in their space alongside them at different service times. We are so grateful to have this shared space where, together, we can more effectively reach the city for Christ.

Is parking difficult? 

Not at all. There is a designated parking lot behind the church building. All street parking is also free in the city on Sundays. Another option is to metro to the Waterfront metro station and walk over (about 10 minutes). If parking on the street during a day that has a baseball game scheduled at Nationals Park, be mindful of the “no parking” signs to avoid a ticket or being towed.

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 of Virginia.


Let us know you’re coming!

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