Romans 15:5 ~ May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus.

Crystal City is an urban neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Arlington County, Virginia, south of downtown Washington, D.C.  Learn more at


Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Crystal City believes that Christ calls us to associate with like-minded churches to carry out the Great Commission worldwide. In view of that command, we are affiliated with the following organizations:

  • NorthStar Church Network
  • Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV)
  • DC Baptist Convention (DCBC)
  • American Baptist Convention
  • Baptist World Alliance


  • The John Leland Center for Theological Studies
    • John Leland is committed to preparing leaders for the emerging church. How should the church respond to this world of opportunity and obstacle? Leland embraces the challenges of the modern world as an opportunity to share the Gospel. And John Leland participates with local churches in seeking divine guidance as God calls forth new pastors and teachers. John Leland is committed to providing a solid biblical theological foundation, professional skills and spiritual formation for students who seek to follow Christ in sharing the Good News within a world of uncertainty. We at Mt Vernon support this training ground for future Christian leaders.