Celebrating 75 Years

Where we've been and what's next!

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Check out this special Facebook Live message from our Senior Pastor James, and read more about this update below!


The Kingdom by its very nature is centered on Christ, but is always moving out. The Kingdom will continue to grow until Christ returns. — Rev. Steve Smallman

Our theme for our 75th anniversary is Sent by Jesus: So That All May Know. As we look back on all that God has done in our midst, we’re also looking forward to what God has for us next.

We’ve been pursuing a multisite strategy to reach our area with the gospel. Multisite is one church with multiple locations. We are one church with one shared mission: gathering to glorify and enjoy God by making disciples who make a difference through grace-filled worship, community, and missions.

The first site outside of our McLean building will be in Fairfax with Rob Yancey as the Site Pastor. Worshiping at Fairfax will be much like worshiping in the Fellowship Hall, with an onsite worship team and video-streamed preaching. Robust children’s and community ministries will be present from day one. Sites will participate in and advance our local and global missions efforts. The hope is that each site will someday particularize and become their own independent congregation.

Our Fairfax site will be known as Capital Presbyterian Fairfax. To help tie our locations together, our Session has approved a network name to act as an umbrella over McLean and Fairfax: Capital Pres Family. What does this umbrella name mean for you? Not much. You’ll still attend McLean Presbyterian or you’ll attend Capital Presbyterian Fairfax. This is simply a way to emphasize the unity between sites – you’ll soon start seeing this language on our website and print pieces.

Much has changed since 1944 when a small group formed the Bible Presbyterian Church of D.C. But we are, and always have been, fueled by Christ’s invitation to experience and share grace. We are humbled by all that God has done, and hopeful for the future as we continue to take the gospel throughout our area and the world.

Sign up for Fairfax details at mcleanpres.org/fairfax.