Located in the heart of the nation's capitol, The Church of the Living God, the Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc. hopes to see all people come to know Jesus Christ and grow in their Christian faith. For more than 80 years, we've been helping spread God's good news locally here in Washington, DC, and throughout the Metropolitan area. Additionally, for more than 10 years in Sumter, SC. the mission of spreading God's word remains sure. Our former pastor (the Late Bishop Charles E. Hood) traveled extensively across the nation touching souls from Washington, DC to California, and overseas as far as Korea. Our prayer is that God will continue to use our current presiding pastor (Elder/Evangelist Dorothy Hood) and congregation to be a light to people everywhere. Whether you've been attending church for years or haven't stepped into a sanctuary in decades, we hope you'll come and join us on any of our service days (and/or evenings) if you're looking for a church right here in our hometown, or when you're visiting either Washington, DC or Sumter, SC. We'd love to have you as our honored guest!
When you come to join us for the first time, one of our greeters will be glad to help you become comfortable. If you're planning to attend service on any Sabbath Day (Saturday), please feel free to stay and break bread with us, or bring a lite lunch.
During the service, you'll hear our faith expressed in the songs we sing, prayers we offer up, and our pastor or one of the ministerial staff preaching the Word of God. We are a Christ-centered church as Christ is the head of our lives. All parts of our service are grounded in the Bible, which we are committed to upholding. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that the Holy Ghost (Spirit) is given and received according to the holy scriptures, and that the Commandments of God are a universal law that shall stand forever.