929 West Broad Street, Suite 207, Falls Church, VA

Christian Way Pastor

Pastor Augustus "Gus" Henderson Rev_Henderson

Reverend Augustus Henderson has served as Pastor of The Christian Way Baptist Church, 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, D.C. He earned a Master of Theology in May 2011. 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. 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, Aaron Timothy and daughter in law Monica Patrice. They are blessed with 3 grandsons Jeston Michael Harris, Jordan Matthew Peele and JaMarcus Michael Holness.

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!