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WELCOME TO GFC!

Praise God you've found us! Welcome to our website. We are a Christian community where everyone is welcome. You matter to God and to us as well. If you are looking for a church dedicated to obey the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, you are at the right place. We have a celebrative type of worship where we focus our heart's affection and mind's attention to God. We worship Him in Spirit and in truth, with reverence and awe, biblical, and acceptable to Him. We are committed to fully obey the Great Commission--make, mature and multiply disciples and churches unto all the nations. I hope you and your family could visit us in one of our worship celebrations. You may also check out our small group schedule if you desire to grow as a devoted Christ's follower and transform your community. Find one nearest you or do the honors of hosting one at your home.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Pastor Armando De La Merced
20 July

Dear GFC Family,

Let us praise our God Almighty for a wonderful worship time we had together last weekend. He blessed us with new guests and were inspired through the preaching of His Word--Christ is Our All In All (Col 3:11). Let us thank Him for those who participated in World Changers and in the Museum of the Bible visit.

This weekend, I will highlight Christ great invitation, "Come unto Me all of you who are weary and heavily laden, and I will give you rest." I will talk about--CHRIST, THE GIVER OF REST (Matthew 11:28-30). All weary souls, who have taken refuge in Christ, found true rest from the guilt of sin, sorrow, meaninglessness, and empty religion. Even, tired and weary servants of Him found rest from burnout and discouragement. How do we come to Him for rest? What three other calls does Christ extend to us? Find answers this Lord's Day, and bring someone with you who needs that precious rest.

Reaching the nations with you,
Pastor Arman 

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13 July

Dear GFC Family,

Let's give praise to our God who answers prayer! Because of your prayers, I'm on my way to a better health, my pains due to Kidney stones are gone, and I could preach again this Lord's Day. I thank Him for how I experienced His love through you all this previous week.

This weekend, I will talk about one of the great names or titles of our Lord, CHRIST IS OUR ALL IN ALL (Colossians 3:11). While some regard Christ as something but not everything, others regard Him as nothing at all! However, a child of God who acknowledges Christ's sufficiency in all things, will be able to confess "Christ means everything to me." Let me show you at least four areas of your life where you need His Sufficiency.

Worthy is His Name,
Pastor Arman

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28 June

Dear GFC Family,

As you prepare for your July 4th celebration parties, plan to worship with us this weekend to exalt Christ, our Chain-Breaker, who led us from bondage to sin, fear of death, and Satan, to true spiritual freedom! Let us also celebrate the Lord's Supper to commemorate Christ's death burial, and resurrection. May our lives be broken and spilled out in love for Him who was broken and spilled out for our salvation.

​This weekend, I will talk about, CHRIST:THE BREAKER (Micah 2:12-13). Christ's Names are the windows to His glorious attributes. One of His Names is the Breaker. He is able to break every: chain, wall of separation, and foe. Are you shackled by sin, fear of death, irrational thoughts and feelings, and other attacks of the enemy? You don't have to live in the shadows of defeat. Experience true and lasting freedom in Christ this Lord's Day, and bring someone with you who may need this message too.

Happy 4th,
Pastor Arman 


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22 June

Dear GFC Family,

Great is the LORD and worthy to be praised! Our great and gracious heavenly Father has blessed us with an awesome worship time, and a time to honor and pray for fathers and the graduates, last weekend. Let us thank Him for encouraging and strengthening us once again to draw closer to Him, to build up one another, and to reach out to the world.

Never let any trivial matters prevent you from worshiping with your church family this weekend. I will talk about, JONAH: THE RUNAWAY PROPHET. There's a bit of Jonah in each of us. Whether you are living a life headed in a wrong direction, or you are running instead of deeper into God's will and calling but away from it, this message is for you. God wants you back. Find out why and how this Lord's Day.

With you in reaching the nations,
Pastor Arman 


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08 June

Dear GFC Family,

Thank God for His encouraging message last weekend on endurance. No matter how great the trials, the sufferings, and the challenges we face in our journey of God's will, we are assured of God's sufficient grace to "endure to the end" and "finish well."

Join me in praying for our family of churches and missions organizations in the Southern Baptist Convention which will meet on June 10th-13th, at Dallas, Texas. Pray for greater unity and for God's wisdom on issues that affects the future of Global Missions, for key SBC Leadership roles, and for how we deal with pressing cultural issues.

Guess who's coming to preach this weekend? Since Leila and I are participating in the Pastor's Conference and SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas, I requested Pastor Victor Donado to preach the Word to GFC family. I praise God for He uses the humble, Spirit-filled preaching of His Word to enlighten, enable, enrich, encourage and edify His people.

Committed to fight the good fight of faith and finish well,
Pastor Arman 


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01 June

Dear GFC Family,

What a great sight to see our young people participated in a Joint Youth Camp last memorial Day weekend! Campers gained new wisdom from God's Word, new passion for the Lord, and new friends. Let us thank God for those who selflessly served as counselors, bible study facilitators, and worship team members.

This weekend, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper together praising our Lord Jesus Christ who is the Lamb of God, Glorious Redeemer, and Risen King. Let us then prepare our hearts by confessing our sins, by restoring broken relationships, and by meditating on what Christ has accomplished at the cross.

Please join me in prayer that God will use His Word this weekend to bring strength and encouragement to weary souls. I will talk about SERVING THE LORD WITH ENDURANCE (2 Timothy 2:8-13). Being a soldier of Christ and endurance goes together. Endurance means "stickability," hanging tough, and standing firm against all odds. What do we do when we are facing the temptation to drop out in the ministry due to critics, sufferings, and disappointments? How does God sustain us for effective ministry until His will and work are done?

'til everyone heared the Gospel,
Pastor Arman 

​June 2nd: PAGTITIPON, Virginia Beach, Cancelled
June 10-13: SBC Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
June 17th: Fathers' Day

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25 May

Dear GFC Family, 

Let us thank God for: a) Food Fight for the Philippines last Sunday at McLean Bible Church, b) International Unreached Day focusing on reaching the remaining unreached people groups in the world, c) 1.3 Million courageous soldiers who made an ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom, and d) God's grace for helping and restoring troubled marriages and families. Let us pray for the Youth Camp this Memorial Day weekend at Camp Piankatank.

As we remember those who served and their families this Memorial Day weekend, let us not forget our Lord Jesus Christ who is God, yet He humbled Himself, became a man like us and made the ultimate sacrifice for our spiritual freedom. Let us not forget the assembling of ourselves to worship Him and to edify one another this Lord's Day.

This weekend, I will share my final message on our series regarding the Gospel and Culture. I will talk about, CHRISTIAN'S CIVIC DUTIES (Romans 13). In this message we will learn what God say about the church's relationship with the state. How do we, as justified believers in Christ, live God-honoring lives under a government institution? How does the Lordship of Christ affect our political views? What is the secret to making a nation the freest, most prosperous and generous?

Praying with you for His Kingdom,
Pastor Arman 

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18 May

Dear GFC Family,

Thank God for the graduates and for their parents, for the Pastors' Conference I participated last Wednesday, and for many other answered prayers this week! Let us pray for the Unreached Peoples' Day and for Food Fight at McLean Bible Church both this Sunday, and for the upcoming Youth Camp this Memorial day weekend.

God's design for marriage is increasingly glorious, glorifies Him, and blessed by Him. It provides the world with a visible picture of the Gospel (Ephesians 5:18-33). What do we do when marriages are falling apart or had broken up through divorce? How do we respond? Find out real answers from God's Word for these real challenges. This weekend, I'll talk about GOD'S GRACE FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGE (Mt 19:3-6, 1 Cor 7:12-16, Deu 24:4). Once again, the Gospel provides hope for marriages in crisis. God is able to forgive, heal, and restore broken lives and marriages. He can make marriages that are so broken into something so beautiful! 

Blessed to be a blessing,
Pastor Arman 


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11 May

Dear GFC Family,

Thank God for moms as we celebrate His awesome goodness and faithfulness to our families this Lord's Day! Honoring our parents is God's first command with a promised blessing (Ephesians 6:1-3). We will honor moms (and dads) this weekend by offering to God a special prayer for them.

During our worship time, I will talk about GOD'S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:18-33). Marriage is a sacred institution instituted by God for His glory. His design for marriage is beautiful and blessed with intimacy and joy. It is a foundation for healthy churches, communities, and nations. What makes this marriage strong, God-honoring, and significant in how we proclaim the Gospel to the world? How can the grace of God help restore struggling and broken marriages?


Grateful to God for you,
Pastor Arman 

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May 20th: Food Fight for the Philippines at McLean Bible Church, at 9 am-11 am and 11 am to 1:00 pm. Register at https://www.mcleanbible.org/icm-philippines-food-packing-event.

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04 May

Dear GFC Family,

God is doing great things in this generation because of faithful intercessors! This week, on May 3rd, God's people throughout this nation prayed for America. We appealed to heaven, from our Sovereign Lord, that He bring His Kingdom in every sector of our communities: Government, Church, Families, Schools, Military, Judiciary, Business, Media and Arts. Because God answers prayers, we are confident of victory and the healing of our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

This weekend, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper through praise and thanks to our glorious Redeemer, who endured the cross and enabled our salvation. I will share God's message on Threads of The True Gospel (Ephesians 2:1-11). Living for the spread of the Gospel to the world is living for what really matters. The Gospel of the One True God matters for eternity. We believe it, we stand on it, we guard it, and we share it to all peoples. However, there are so many counterfeit gospels that are dangerously deceptive leading people to the dreadful reality of hell. How do you identify the real thing from fakes? How do we share the true gospel to those deceived by impostors?

Soli Deo gloria,
Pastor Arman 

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May 4th-5th: Food Fight at Dulles Expo
May 4th: Homeless Ministry
May 13th: Mothers' Day
May 20th: Food Fight, McLean Bible Church

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Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.









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