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 Welcome Beloved to the Gethsemane Baptist Church Website

 “We are tremendously thankful that you responded to the move and direction of the Holy Spirit as He led you to our web page. I firmly believe that it was no accident that God led you here, and I am sure that you will receive a greater blessing by visiting us at Gethsemane.”

-Reverend Khalfani Drummer, J.D., M. Div.-

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The Gethsemane Baptist Church Family

Gethsemane is a family of believers who trust in God for His Power and Deliverance, and is forever graceful as a loving body, caring family and warm home.

We Are…

 Uniting citizens of the community and afar back to church.
Bridging the gap between those members of the community who are not often reached by the traditional activities of the church.
Hoping to enrich your life through spiritual and personal development by providing a variety of services and resources to address the quality of life issues.

So if you are a native Washingtonian, visiting or moving to the Washington, DC area and looking for a church home. We invite you to attend one of our Sunday Worship Services or attend one of our activities throughout the week. We hope that you find your visit to this site both spiritual and enjoyable.

Please Come And Worship With Us!


Quick Reminders

Starting July 3 , 2016 we will begin our summer worship schedule.  Worship service will begin at 10:00 AM.  Sunday School and New Members class at 9:00 AM.  Regular Services resume September 11, 2016.

We are administering a questionnaire about our two church services.  Please take part in our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gethsemane.  Thank you for participating.

Worship Times and Services


Worship Service 7:45 AM/ 11:00 AM
Sunday School 9:30 AM
New Member’s Classes 9:30 AM

“Childcare is provided
during the 11:00 AM service”

Noon Day Prayer 12:00 PM
Bible Study 1:15 PM

Prayer & Praise 6:00 PM
Bible Study 7:00 PM

Holy Communion Service
1st Sunday of Each Month
7:45 AM/ 11:00 AM

4th Sunday of Each Month

*Summer Worship Schedule*
Worship Service 10:00 AM
Sunday School 9:00 AM
New Member’s Classes 9:00 AM

During July and August, we have only “one service” We resume our regularly scheduled services (7:45 AM & 11:00 AM) on the first Sunday in September.

Our Motto and Scripture for Growth

Daily Devotionals

Pastor’s Bible Study
Lessons/ Syllabi

“Sunday School! A Good Place To Start!”

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend Gethsemane’s Sunday School!

When:  See Dates Below
Time:  9:30 AM (Summer Schedule 9:00 AM)
This Month’s Theme:
“Have Faith In God!”

“What is Righteousness?”

If You Are Not Sure to the Answers to These Questions, Please Read the Lessons and Scriptures, And…

Come to Sunday School and Let’s Talk About it!

Sunday, July 3, 2016: “Ignoring the Law’s Requirements”, Romans 2:17-29
Sunday, July 10, 2016: “Under Sin’s Power”, Roman’s 3:9-20
Sunday, July 17, 2016: “Set Right By Grace”, Romans 3:21-31
Sunday, July 24, 2016: “Not Without Hope”, Romans 5:1-11
Sunday, July 31, 2016: “Raised to New Life”, Romans 6:1-4, 12-14, 20-23

See You In Class!

Upcoming Events


July 23, 2016

12:00pm – 5:00pm


Senior Saints Day

July 24, 2016

10:00 am Service

Guest Preacher: Reverend  Walter Montague, Pastor

Where We Are


Gethsemane Baptist Church is nestled on the corner of 4th and Hamilton Streets in the charming Petworth Community in Northwest Washington, DC.

We are located at 5119 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011-1130.

Our church is conveniently located just one block away from the “Takoma-Petworth (Route 62) Metrobus Line” at the corner of 5th and Hamilton Streets Northwest.

For more information about the Takoma-Petworth (Route 62) Metrobus Line, Metrobus or Metrorail visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at http://www.wmata.com for timetables and schedules.

Takoma-Petworth (Route 62) Metrobus Line Schedule.

Latest News

Recent Messages

Calendar Events

NAR Support Meeting

June 23, 2016 – December 22, 2016
6:30 PM

We meet Every Thursday   (Weather permitting)

Senior Exercise

September 1, 2016 – November 3, 2016
10:00 am

The Seniors are gettin’ “Fit & Trim” All Seniors are encourage to come out and exercise every Thursday morning at 10:00am. Let’s Work It Out!

Pastor’s Bible Study

September 7, 2016 – December 22, 2016
7:00 PM

Come join Pastor Drummer for Bible Study every Wednesday at 7:00pm.  

Power Hour in Prayer

September 12, 2016 – December 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  James 5:16 Come out and pray with us Every Monday Evening at 7:0pm (Weather permitting)

Hour of Power Bible Study

September 13, 2016 – November 15, 2016
1:00 pm

Come study the word with us Every Tuesday Afternoons at 1:00pm Please read the Book of Judges, chapter 13 and 14   (Weather permitting)

Noon Day Prayer

October 25, 2016 – November 15, 2016

Come prayer with us Every Tuesday   (Weather permitting)

Usher’s Ministry Meeting

October 29, 2016
10:00 am

All Ushers are encouraged to attend in preparation for our 104th Anniversary