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The Nineteenth Street Baptist Church
Serving & Worshipping 175 Years!

4606 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 829-2773

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  • Today, August 29th, is the date that 175 years ago – in 1839 – that our church was founded. We are blessed to be the oldest African American Baptist Church in the District of Columbia. Please join us this evening at 6:30 as we prepare to gather for our 175th Anniversary Sunset Prayer service.

  • The most recent edition of The Epistle is available on this page - click the image in the bottom right corner.

  • << September 2014 >>
  • 175 Days of Prayer & Fasting

    One prayer from a member of our church family will be posted to our website regularly until our 175th anniversary worship service on September 21, 2014. This prayer was submitted by Sister Cecelia Johnson.  ALL of our members are encouraged to submit a prayer! If you wish to submit a prayer, simply click here.


    ceceliajohnson croppedDear Lord,
    We humbly bless, thank and honor you for covering, faithfulness, grace, mercy, joy and peace for 175 years of blessedness goodness, protection as only you can render. We ask your forgiveness for our shortcomings and praise you for love like none other. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

    To see all the prayers that have been submitted, click here

  • Powerful Sermon

    Click here to listen to The Heartbreak of Halfway - an inspiring sermon delivered by Pastor Harkins. This message reminds us of the importance of living lives that embrace the full blessings of our Savior.  Scripture: Genesis 11:26 – 32

  • Sunday Services
    8:30 am Church School
    10:00 am Morning Worship

    Weekly Prayer Meeting
    Thursday Evenings 6:30 pm

    1st Sunday 

    4th Sunday

    Senior Pastor
    Dr. Derrick Harkins

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  • 175th Anniversary Gala

    We will be hosting the 175th Anniversary Gala on September 13, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The Gala presents a great opportunity to celebrate the many blessings that have already been bestowed on our church and those yet to come. We will be blessed with an evening of entertainment, acknowledgements and fellowship. Entertainment will include Season 12 American Idol winner and vocalist, Candace Glover, popular R&B singer Joe who is the son of evangelist preachers, and gospel legend Bebe Winans. In addition to selling tickets following worship services on Sundays, we are offering everyone the opportunity to purchase tickets for the 175th Anniversary Gala online. Click here to buy your tickets now.