A Lighthouse In a Spiritually Dark World
Over two years ago, God began to stir in Greg and Grace Gibson’s hearts about the need for church plants in our nation’s capital. They moved with their children, Cora and Iver (who were 4 and 2 at the time), to plant Veritas City Church in the Georgetown community of Washington, DC.
They recognized the spiritual needs in Georgetown—a community of 34,000 people with no Bible-believing churches. By God’s grace and in partnership with the SBC of Virginia, the North American Mission Board, Foothills Church (Knoxville, TN), and McLean Bible Church (Vienna, VA), the Gibsons and a team of 15 planted Veritas City Church right in the heart of Georgetown, one of the most flourishing and affluent communities in Washington, DC.
Veritas City Church officially launched in September of 2017 and already has over 50 people attending its gatherings. Since then, they have seen God produce fruit. There were 120 people in attendance for Easter Sunday. In the last few months, they have baptized 5 people; have seen 12 come to faith in Christ; and have launched membership, ministry teams, local mission partnerships, and small groups in their community.
Veritas is now preparing to tackle one of its biggest visions yet. The church has leased a building on K Street by the Georgetown Waterfront. They plan to move there in July of 2018 to have a 24/7 home and a 24/7 Gospel presence in the community. Moving to this location will enable Veritas City Church to be a lighthouse in a spiritually dark community that desperately needs the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This space will continue to help the community flourish by providing services, counseling, ministry, and healthy partnerships—as Veritas City Church seeks to grow and establish a lasting ministry in Georgetown.