Our History - RCG

Righteous Church of God
"A Community Church"
Rev. Dr. Nathan M. Butler, Sr.
Senior Pastor
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Our History


Rightous Church of God


Realizing the great need for the Gospel and in answer to the Call of God, the Righteous Church of God and Truth Association was founded and organized by our late Pastor, Elder William R. Vicks Sr. on March 15, 1949.

In the church's infancy, Elder Vicks and the members adopted the motto, "We Will Stand For Right" and has, throughout the years, striven to hold a high standard of righteousness; preaching the Gospel to the saving of souls.

The Righteous Church of God is dedicated to the winning souls for Christ.  Our aim is to preach the Gospel, in its fullness, with simplicity, that men might know the reality of serving God in this present age.

The church was originally located at 25th & Eye Streets, NW.  But after moving to several different locations, in 1951, the church moved into its present sanctuary.  This structure has been renovated and remodeled a number of times with many additions and improvements both inside and out.  The last improvement, under the pastorate of Elder Vicks, was the addition of the Fellowship Hall, and the upgrade of the kitchen facilities.

Elder Vicks' Ministry was well known for his devotion to the sick and shut-in.  The Righteous Church of God broadcasted for 40 years over Radio Station, WANN (Annapolis, MD) to minister to these persons, as well as people in the surrounding suburbs of the Greater Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area.  Many souls were converted through his hospital ministry as well as the church's Outreach Ministry.

Elder Vicks served the church, faithfully, for 42 years until the Lord called him from labor to reward on June 18, 1991.

As we look beyond the past and now into our present day, the church called Rev. Nathan Butler to serve as Pastor in 1992.  Rev. Butler has implemented several new ministries at the Righteous Church of God.  Under his leadership souls have been saved and many have re-dedicated their lives to the work of the Master.

Pastor Butler led the church in a building expansion program resulting in the completion of a brand new sanctuary.  The church is equipped with many amenities and a state of the art audio-visual system.  RCG is poised to do ministry in the 21st Century!

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Righteous Church of God
616 56th St. N.E.
Washington DC 20019
Tel: 202-397-6593
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