Our History | In mid-2014, God convicted pastors and churches in the region to repent of our disunity and to unite in carrying out His work together. Through prayer and fellowship, God began changing many leaders’ hearts in similar ways. We witnessed increasing brokenness about the spiritual condition of the region: 1) for people who need a personal relationship with Jesus, 2) for the lack of unity within the Church, and 3) for the need to be a greater blessing and to stimulate hope in our communities.

Pastors continued praying together and on October 13th called all Christ followers to the National Mall for the first Washington Prayer Gathering.

Afterwards, there was a deepening conviction that we were failing in getting the job done. We realized that collectively we were only serving and reaching a fraction of the region and that at least a part of the reason was our lack of true John 17 unity. There was growing recognition that no one church, even the larger churches, could accomplish the mission alone.

prayer gathering 2014

In early summer 2015, we witnessed a broader and more diverse spirit of Oneness with ‘one heart’ centered upon Christ, the Gospel and the needs of our community. A growing number of leaders wanted to seize this Kairos moment. Hence, the birth of a regional Gospel movement named OneHeartDC.