Ebenezer Presbyterian Church is a Christ centered, bible believing church who claims personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. We believe in the great potentials our God has embedded in all, and it is our desire to share the message of God’s redeeming love and grace with you. “Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
The seed for Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Virginia, USA was sown by Evangelist Stephen Yaw Nkansah and his wife Perpetual on September 13, 1993. It started as a prayer group at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, Virginia, with the aim of assisting the budding Ghanaian community in Alexandria to study the Bible and pray in their native language, Twi. By dint of hard work, this group grew in membership to about 50 and soon became a fellowship.
The fellowship remained an integral part of Calvary Presbyterian Church with the help and shepherding of Reverend Henry Brinton. All the funds of the fellowship were channeled through the accounting department of Calvary, which played the role of a ‘parent’ to the fellowship.
In 1996, God revealed to Evangelist Nkansah in a dream, a vision relating to the future of the fellowship. In response to God’s call and with the help and mentoring of Rev. Henry Brinton, Evangelist Nkansah enrolled to study at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia in order to prepare both spiritually and intellectually to take up the challenge to minister and serve the fellowship. After graduating from the seminary, Evangelist Nkansah saw the need to plant another Fellowship in Maryland using the Virginia experience as a model.
In 2002, when Reverend Nkansah was ordained, he began to lead the congregation now recognized as the Ghanaian Presbyterian Mission, as a full-time Pastor. That same year, the young developing congregation started its chartering process with the National Capital Presbytery in Washington, D.C.
On May 5, 2003, the Ghanaian Presbyterian Mission was chartered and became known as Ebenezer Presbyterian Church with a membership of 250 worshippers. Due to space concerns, EPC relocated from Calvary to the gymnasium of nearby Mount Eagle Elementary School and stayed there for two years.
On May, 2005, Ebenezer Presbyterian church moved to her current place of Worship – 14508 Telegraph Road at Woodbridge, Virginia. The church acquired this property through the leadership of the National Capital Presbytery at the cost of two million and nine hundred thousand dollars ($2.9 million). With a new place of worship, the church was faced with the challenge of enhancing outreach and evangelistic programs in order to grow as a congregation.
Through winning its membership from the burgeoning immigrant community within the Washington, D.C. Metro area, Ebenezer operating within the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, seek to nurture peace, love, joy and spirituality among its members to experience God’s saving grace through our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY