Washington Plaza Church

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Welcome to Washington Plaza Church

Join us for worship Sundays at 11:00 AM!

Please Join with the Congregation and Community of Faith at Washington Plaza Baptist Church
for the Installation of Rev. Michelle Nickens
Sunday October 9th at
4:00 PM


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Reverend Michelle L. Nickens
will be formally installed as the fifth pastor of Washington Plaza Baptist Church (WPBC)
Sunday, October 9, 2016, during a special 4:00 p.m. service.
A reception will follow in the Plaza Room on the lower level.

Reverend Nickens, who received her B.A. in television and film production from Howard University and her Masters of  Divinity in theology and the arts from Union Theological Seminary, began her ministry with WPBC in February 2016. In addition to her pastoral ministry, Michelle Nickens is an author, educator and dramatic artist. Prior to her call to Reston she was Associate Minister and Director of Community Adult Education Programs at Metro Baptist Church and the Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries in New York City. She coordinated and facilitated Life Skills Empowerment Programs for domestic and sexual violence survivors and for homeless veterans, using the liberating power of storytelling, drama and the creative imagination as instruments of healing and empowerment. For several years she also served as a Teaching Fellow in the Integrative and Field-Based Education Program at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

WPBC is a growing, multicultural, inter-generational congregation that welcomes all, regardless of age, race, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are affiliated nationally with the American Baptist Churches, USA; the Alliance of Baptists and the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists. Locally we are affiliated with the NorthStar Church Network and the District of Columbia Baptist Convention. We are located on Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia.

Directions to the installation service can be found HERE