In Aramaic, ܒܝܬ ܚܣܕܐ "beth hesda" means "House of Mercy" and in Hebrew, בית חסד‎ "beit hesed" means "House of Kindness."

I began a new leg of my journey this past weekend.

On Sunday, August 20, I was voted in as the next Senior Pastor at Church In Bethesda— a progressive, multicultural, multiracial, multi denominational congregation in downtown Bethesda, Maryland.

I am looking forward to what lies ahead for this beautiful community of people. I can’t wait to see what God does in the DC-metro-area through us. 


I will be preaching my first sermon as pastor there this Sunday, August 27th.

If you are in (or near) DC, please stop by for a visit. I’d love to see you there.

CiB is located just off the Bethesda Metro stop on the red line. We’ll have coffee and breakfast waiting for you at 10:30AM, followed by the worship service at 11AM.

I hope to see you there.

Get more info at or see a map here.

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