Who we are

We are a community church for the nations, inspiring a Christ-centered family of hope to serve, share generously, and love others wholeheartedly. Our mission is to encourage people to belong to the body of Christ, enable our members to thrive in His word, and equip our members to go and share their faith story. Belong. Thrive. Go.

Our History

When eight people met in a borrowed church building to start what would become Manassas Baptist Church more than 135 years ago, Manassas was a small town.  Over the years, this small town grew into a small city and the church grew and changed right along with it.

At the dawn of the new millennium, Manassas Baptist realized that as the community grew larger, more and more people felt disconnected from just that – a sense of community.  So, in a gigantic leap of faith, the church expanded its campus in 2002 by purchasing the former Marsteller Middle School and ‘The Rock” Community Center was born.


The Rock, as it has become known, is an innovative idea for a church.  Housed under its roof is an opportunity to come together for contemporary worship, a youth center (“The Hub”), Upward Sports league, MBC Preschool and various community organizations.  The list seems to grow daily.

Our whole idea is to give people a chance to just be together – whether it’s over a meal or on the basketball court.  You see, at Manassas Baptist we believe God wants us to experience life together – In Community.

No matter where you are on your faith journey, we invite you to join us.

MBC’s 5 Core Values

Worship – We value gathering together as a body of believers. Worship deepens our relationship with Christ and with one another.

Community – We value engaging in fellowship. Jesus is all about building relationships.

Service – We value going beyond ourselves to help others as demonstrated by the life of Jesus.

Spiritual Growth – We value the importance of applying God’s word to daily life.

Sharing Your Faith Story – We value going and telling the story of how Jesus has transformed our lives.

Links to Our Friends and Partners

The Alban Institute | www.alban.org

Baptist General Association of Virginia | www.bgav.org

Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs | www.bjcpa.org

Baptist World Alliance | www.bwanet.org

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship | www.thefellowship.info

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry | www.goodnewsjail.org

International Mission Board | www.imb.org

The Leland Center for Theological Studies | www.leland.edu

LifeWay | www.lifeway.com

North American Mission Board | www.namb.net

Northstar Church Network | www.northstarchurchnetwork.org

Pastoral Counseling of Northern Virginia | www.pastoralcounselingnv.com

Pilots for Christ – Virginia Chapter | www.pilotsforchrist.com

Southern Baptist Convention | www.sbc.net