Church of Jesus Christ: Washington, DC // The Church built upon the Rock still stands //
We at the Church of Jesus Christ honor the Bible as the Word of God and we preach the same message of salvation as the apostles did in the early church.
This is our invitation to you – "Become a Bible Christian". Visit us , and hear The Church built upon the Rock still stands, and you are always welcome to come and fellowship with us
Read below to learn about COJC, our Apostolic Precepts and how we minister to our congregation and our community.read more
Explore the panels above and click the "info" mouseovers to learn about COJC history and the leadership of history makers.more history
View the What We Believe PDF that provides a biblically-based assessment of the Scriptures with a prayerful and Spirit-led explanation for each.COJC pdf
Meet our pastor Bishop John T. Leslie, Jr. and our Assistant Pastor, Elder Robert F. TaylorCOJC pastors
To be a voice crying in the wilderness, spreading the good news and glad tidings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to those walking in darkness; that by hearing and obeying the Gospel, souls can be transformed into His marvelous light.
The Church of Jesus Christ, Inc., is an Apostolic soul-saving church. The first Church that had its beginning 2000 years ago on the day of Pentecost, established salvation involves repenting of sins, as a result of hearing and believing the Word of God, being baptized by immersion in water, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and being filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.
There are more than two hundred and fifty different religions in North America alone. However, all have one point in common. Each group considers itself the only repository of the truth with a divinely appointed responsibility to continue its separate witness. Because of such a confusing situation, many are asking, "Which, if any, is the true church?" "How can all these churches be right and if they are not right, which one is?" Apostle Paul tells us,
There is only one body and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptismEphesians 4:4,5 KJV
Bishop Leslie has used his gift to REACH OUT to his members and to the community through various mediums. These mediums include:
|Weekly radio broadcast, "Everybody Can't Be Right"|
|Friday Night Christian Education classes for all ages|
|Evangelical Training Association classes|
|Summer Vacation Bible School for all ages|
|My Brother's Keeper and My Sister's Keepers programs for youth|
|Deaf Ministry for the hearing impaired|
|Missionary Outreach ministry, which includes foreign missions and ministries at local prisons|
|Althea Nursing Home and the Kenyon Street Group Home|
|Lamont Street Shelter, and the Stanton Street Shelter|
|St. Elizabeth's Hospital Ministry; a Street Ministry|
|Children's Church Ministry|
|Community Outreach Center|
|Child Development Center|
When John T. Leslie, Jr. became the COJC's fourth and current pastor in August 1980, he continued leading the COJC in the spirit of evangelism. He also took the COJC to a new dimension with his gift of teaching.
Over the years, Bishop Leslie has used this gift to reach the COJC members and community through various mediums.
Elder Robert F. Taylor is a native of Oak Hill, West Virginia and married to the lovely Melinda Hosey Taylor. From this union were born five lovely children – Tanisha (Brown), Robin, Jonathan, Crystal and Christopher (twins).
In August of 1999 Elder Taylor became an ordained minister under the PCAF Association.
In May of 2005 he was ordained as the Assistant Pastor of the COJC. He has held numerous positions at the church and continues to be a wonderful asset to the church.