Our Story


How it all started...

Leesburg Seventh-day Adventist Church began as a small group of Christians meeting during Saturday mornings in the vicinity of Leesburg, Virginia. The group was moved by a common desire to advance the Gospel, proclaim the message of Christ’s Second Coming, extend the Kingdom of God, and in due course to establish a church in the Leesburg area.

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Expanding the vision...

As they sensed God's call to begin meeting for worship on Saturdays, the decision was made to rent a meeting hall at the Catoctin Elementary School for church services. In 1970 a minister was assigned to the Winchester-Loudoun area. A year later, in August 1971, an evangelistic series was conducted in Leesburg, the county seat. As a result of this effort, the Leesburg Company was formed and a Leesburg Building Fund established. Members residing in the Philmont-Purcellville communities were welcomed into the new Company. This formal action brought encouragement among members and just three years later Leesburg Seventh-day Adventist Church was officially recognized as a particular church of the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists on October 27, 1973. In the Summer of 1978 three acres of land on Dry Mill Road were purchased. In April 11, 1981, the land was dedicated debt free.

Where we are headed...

Ever since its founding the church has experienced significant changes throughout its more than forty years of existence – going from what was a “country” church with a homogeneous congregation, to one that is very cosmopolitan. None of the founding members still attend. As it stands today the church is very diverse, with a membership that has roots from countries all over the world, as well as the United States. Leesburg is located in Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the fastest growing county in the Commonwealth and the second fastest growing in the country. The church faces a challenge of witnessing to a large and diverse people new to the greater Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia area, as well as long time county residents.

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Be a part of our story...

Join us every Saturday as we gather in our virtual Sabbath School at 9am and in our worship service at 11am.