Bishop Neavelle A. Coles, Prelate

Mother Leona Coles, First Lady

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Bishop Neavelle A. Coles

Our Mission
Worship and Praise

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Washington, District of Columbia Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church Of God In Christ online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available across our jurisdiction. Please feel free to read more about our local churchs on this site, or come to New Bethel for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you.  If you wish to be a disciple for Christ within this jurisdiction of the Church Of God In Christ, this is a hearty welcome to the best jurisdiction in the world.  Go to our "Find A Church" tab above and locate our local churches across the jurisdiction.   We encourage you to come and be a guest of ours at any of our local church sites and then considering joining the Army of the Lord. 

We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church and the other local churches within our jurisdiction. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus Christ by opening our arms to those in search of the truth. We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of outreach and opening our doors to listen and win souls for Christ, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Jurisdictional District Background and News

The local churches/houses of worship within our jurisdiction are located across the Washington, DC Metropolitan area including Maryland and Virginia. 

Some of the local churches  within our jurisdiction offer traditional worship settings and others within our jurisdiction offer a more contemporary worship and praise service.​

                 Background Summary

Our Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction consists of five (5) districts that are led by District Superintendents that are chosen and appointed by our presiding  Jurisdiction Bishop Neavelle A. Coles.

The District Superintendents serve as an

extension of the office of the Jurisdictional Bishop's office, to among other things, oversee and assist our local churches  within their assigned district, Furthermore, the District Superintendents are charged with assuring the jurisdictional and national work is fulfilled as directed by the Bishop.



A.D. Headen District Meeting

District Superintendent Jerry Cork

District Missionary Bulah Wheeler


​Sherman S. Howard District Meeting

District Superintendent Joseph Gray

 District Missionary Charmaine D. Hill

Lion of Judah District Meeting

District Superintendent Edward A. Coles

District Missionary Maria Bass

Warren G. Crudup, Sr. DIstrict Meeting

District Superintendent Dwayne Jones District Missionary Canary Scullark

Samuel Kelsey District Meeting

District Superintendent Alfred G. Adams, Sr. District Missionary Dorothy Cook 

Jurisdictional News

10th Women's Convention

September 12 - 14, 2019

From The Desk Of
The Bishop














Greetings Saints,  


Thank you everyone for your prayers, support, service, and ministry during 2018. First Lady Leona Coles and I are grateful.


As we look ahead into the year 2019, we must remember that without God, we can do nothing. Let us believe this and acknowledge this. Let us therefore together display our utter dependence on Him. Individually, let us begin each day of 2019 with God in prayer and in the Holy word.


We believe focused dependence on God during this year will result in a year of increase and breakthrough across the Washington DC Jurisdiction.


Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God's plan is for our good, to prosper us and to give us hope and a future.  I believe 2017 is our year! It's our year to rise up higher in our local churches, jurisdictional ministries, our relationships, health, finances, and most of all, in our walk with our all mighty God. As you draw nearer to Him, He will draw nearer to you. He will make your rough places smooth and direct your every step!


We must be determined to set our expectations in the direction of God’s many promises. Let the Holy Word feed your faith and set your expectations for the blessings and victories that are ahead of us during 2019.  Victories for you, your families, the local churches and the Washington DC Jurisdiction.


Yours in His Service,

Bishop Neavelle A. Coles

Jurisdictional Prelate




Bishop Neavelle A. Coles


Jurisdiction Prelate

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