About Christian Way Baptist Church

Christian Way Baptist Church is a small loving congregation with a big heart. We are a family and we worship the Lord in spirit and truth. We serve through our various ministries. Our Church School Ministry is designed to accommodate all ages, as are our many other ministries. We also have an interactive mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Meeting that stimulates the mind and fuels the soul.

Founded in 1990 and currently pastored by Reverend Augustus "Gus" Henderson since 1995. During his short period as pastor the Lord used Reverend Henderson to expand on his ministry. Our church family has witnessed many Baptisms, and has seen God's people returning to the church and renewing their faith to God through Christian Experience under his leadership. Our First Lady Mrs. Jacqueline Henderson has truly been a blessing and an inspiration to both the men and women of this Church through her biblical knowledge, her teachings and through her faithfulness.

Each day, we are truly thankful for our church family, the love, the peace and the happiness that abounds throughout because we know, without God first, our Shepard Pastor Henderson for his teachings and his guidance, and our appetite to learn, we will continue to stay in a relationship with an above and beyond God and do all things the "Christ Way, and then there is no doubt that we will do it in the Christian Way

Christian Way Pastor


Reverend Dr. Augustus (Gus) Henderson serves as the Senior Pastor of Christian Way Baptist Church (CWBC) located in Falls Church, Virginia since September 1995. A native of Arlington, Virginia specifically from the Green Valley community. He currently resides in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Pastor Henderson matriculated his theological education at the Wilbur H. Waters School of Religion and Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He earned a Master of Theology in May 2011. He received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree, November 2018. After completing his studies, Pastor Henderson served as an instructor and was honored in October 2011 with the Distinguish Alumni Award for his exemplary ministry work accomplishments in the faith-based community reflecting positively upon the seminary. He presently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Wilbur H. Waters School of Religion and Theological Studies Seminary.

He was licensed to preach the Gospel in June 1980 under the leadership of Bishop Carroll Baltimore, who was the Pastor of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (MPBC) and was ordained in June 1994 at MPBC.

As Pastor of Christian Way Baptist Church, the Holy Spirit guided him to develop and change all departments, boards and auxiliaries into Ministries with the focus on Service and Kingdom Building. Under his Pastorate leadership the following ministries were formed: Marriage and Family Enrichment, Christian Counseling, Women’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, Singles Ministry, Prison Ministry, Youth Ministry and Media Ministry with the creation of the Christian Way website. He appointed the first Minister of Music and was instrumental in the formation of the Gospel Chorus. Under his Leadership the first revival was held, retreats were established for the Men, Women and Youth Ministries to include co-ed retreats with congregational churches in areas located in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Many laymen have been trained to teach and exercise their spiritual gifts inside and outside of CWBC for the use of serving others.

Pastor Henderson is serving as the Moderator for the Northern Virginia Baptist Association, Inc. He has served as President of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Northern Virginia and Vicinity from September 2006 to September 2008.

Pastor Augustus Henderson is married to the former Jacqueline Peele and is the father of three children, Lisa Peele (deceased), Joshua Augustus (deceased), Aaron Timothy and daughter in law Monica Patrice. They are blessed with 4 grandsons Jeston Michael Harris, Jordan Matthew Peele, JaMarcus Michael Holness and Ashton Carter Henderson.

Pastor Henderson favorite scripture is II Corinthians 5:17 "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

Christian Way Challenge

Grow spiritually in the Lord

Be Faithful and committed in coming to worship services

Be on time for service. (arrive early)

Commit yourself to praying.

Pray daily for your Pastor and the Christian Way Family.

Be a consistent tither and giver.

Share the gospel with as many people as you can.

Continually to invite people as you can.

Commit yourself to Wednesday night Bible Study, Church School and Family and Marriage Workshop.

Commit to personal Bible Study Live a holy life style.

Get involved and be supportive in a church ministry.


Where there is no vision, the people perish:……Proverbs 29:18

It is the dream of a place where the hurting, the depressed, the frustrated, and the confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement. Luke 4:18,19

It is the dream of welcoming 100 members into the fellowship of our church family —loving, learning, laughing, and living in harmony together.  Acts 2:47

It is the dream of developing people to spiritual maturity through Church School, Bible studies, seminars, workshops and retreats.
II Timothy 2:15

It is the dream of equipping every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover the gifts and talents God gave them. Ephesians 4:12

It is the dream of acquiring land on which will be a beautiful, yet simple, facility including a worship center seating 250 or more, counseling and prayer room, classrooms for Bible studies, Church School, kitchen, dining area and office space. This will be designed to minister to the total person — spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially — and set in a peaceful, inspiring garden landscape. Psalms 127:1

It is the dream of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the residents of Falls Church and vicinity. Acts 1: