"in him we have redemption..." [Eph. 1:7]
To proclaim to all the world that JESUS saves
To prepare believers to become effective disciples of JESUS Christ
To pursue after the will of GOD with all our heart, mind, soul, and spirit
To be an effective outreach ministry, winning souls for JESUS Christ, and leading people to live transformed lives.
GOD Loves You...There is no greater love that anyone can experience that exceeds the love of GOD. "For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
We Are Naturally Unrighteous...We have all been stained by sin. There is no one who measures up to GOD's standard without the grace of salvation. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD." (Romans 3:23)
There is a Need For Salvation...The penalty for sin is terrifying. Sin is a crime which is punishable by both spiritual and natural death. "For the price of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD." (Romans 6:23)
Salvation is available in Christ alone for He Paid the Price for our sin..."GOD demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us". Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
Salvation Can Be Yours Today...Salvation is available through faith in the good news of Christ, a repentant heart, baptism in the name Lord Jesus Christ, and reception of the Holy Spirit. "What must I do to be saved?...Believe in the LORD Jesus, and you will be saved." (Acts 16:30-31) "Peter said to them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38)
OUR FOUNDER & CHURCH
The spiritual journey for Bishop Robert L. Hawkins began when he was baptized in the name of JESUS in 1952 at the Bible Way Church in Washington, DC. After dedicating his life totally to Christ he received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Soon thereafter, Bishop Hawkins began fellowship with the Scripture Church of Christ in Falls Church, VA under the pastorate of Elder George L. Marshall. After responding to the ministerial calling of GOD, he was ordained an Elder in 1955.
Through the leadership of Bishop Hawkins and Mother Josephine Hawkins, The Redeemed Church of Christ was founded in November 1980 as the church began with prayer services in their home. From these meetings the church was organized with a charter membership of nine individuals.
As the church continuously progressed the Redeemed Church of Christ began having services at Cameron Elementary School in Alexandria, VA in January 1981. Later in the year, in December 1981, the church moved to 1529 King Street in Alexandria, VA where the membership continued to grow. A new location was identified on September 05, 1985 on 4 East Oak St, Alexandria, VA, where the current congregation continues to worship.