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Our Beliefs

We believe that God wants us to establish a covenant family here on earth between the family of God and the natural family where the whole family will be in agreement with God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that we should live our lives by the Word of God
2 Tim 3:16 - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
We believe that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth
We believe that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth

John 4:24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth

We believe that God gives salvation and grants us eternal life through His Son “only”, Jesus Christ

John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

We believe in water baptism by complete immersion in water

Mark 16:16 - He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…

We believe that after salvation one should receive the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in unknown tongues

Luke 11:13 - If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

We believe in divine healing by the Word of God through the laying on of hands and the spoken word

Psalms 107:20 - He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions

Mark 16:18 - … they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover

Our History

Covenant Family Worship Center, “The Church With The Family Focus”, stands as a testimony of what God can accomplish with a few good men and women, who know God’s ways and not just his acts.  Headed by Christ and under the leadership of Pastor John E. Hardy Jr., Covenant Family Worship Center (CFWC) was founded in 1999 and began with one family.


After faithfully serving over 15 years in ministry, which culminated in three and a half years as Assistant Pastor of Action Chapel International in Hyattsville, Maryland, Pastor Hardy heard the call of God to head a multi-cultural church known for praise and worship.  With the approval of his pastor, Joshua Shonubi, and the support of the church, Pastor Hardy along with Minister Leatha, his wife, and their two sons and daughter, started Covenant Family Worship Center in Stafford, Virginia.

On February 28, 1999, at 4:00 p.m., an opening ceremony was held to commemorate what God had spoken into the heart of the pastor.  Pastor Joshua led the ceremony attended by approximately 150 witnesses, who faithfully gave of themselves in praise and worship along with their financial support.  This was to set the tone for what is continuing on to this day and has allowed this fellowship of believers to operate in excellence.

The following Sunday, March 7, 1999, at 8:30 a.m., marked the first official worship service.  Assisted by Sister Tutu Marioghae and later on by Brother Kenny Vines as the praise and worship leader, CFWC opened its doors to the heavenly hosts and an audience of one.  God was faithful though, and laid it on the heart of the first visitor, Mrs. Parcilla Brown, to also become the first member outside of the original family.

In June of 1999, through faithfulness in giving and because of the vision of the pastor to operate in excellence and have equipment of no less quality than that of the world, CFWC began purchasing its first professional sound system.  This was one of many steps towards the promise from God that Covenant Family Worship Center would be a church known for praise and worship.

Over the next years, the leadership of CFWC worked diligently to remain faithful over what God gave us.  Consistently increasing Covenant Family Worship Center, God allowed us, and caused us, to experience Matthew 25 verses 21 and 23 which say, ”…thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

As Covenant Family Worship Center moved into the future, the membership has been encouraged by God’s faithfulness in meeting every need  – nothing lacking.  And because of this, our body of believers felt confident that the Lord was with us as he lead us to the purchase of our new church home located at 652 Cambridge St, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.

On December 14, 2005 we closed on our first piece of property which included two buildings – an office building and sanctuary. And after six years of occupancy in a Stafford County public school we finally had a more permanent place to call home. It was due to God’s glory in the life of this church, the favor of the Lord, and the faithfulness of His people.


Throughout the years and through the present, God has blessed Covenant Family Worship Center with people that are faithful, dedicated, committed, and possessing willing minds and teachable spirits.  He has shown us that He is a provider and that His servants would lack no good thing – “It’s in the house” or soon coming!  He has proved to us that as we remain faithful stewards over what He has given, “Increase is on the way!”  He has manifested His findings of our original slogan which is “God is looking for a few good men and women, who know God's ways and not just his acts” through each member of CFWC.  He has given us an additional slogan, “The Church With The Family Focus”, since it is our desire to include families in everything we do.

For this, we as Covenant Family Worship Center, “The Church With The Family Focus”, thank and celebrate God…

For what He has done…

For all that He has given…

For what He is continuing to do

On September 14, 2018, Pastor Michael and Raychel were given the faith assignment as Senior Pastors of Covenant Family Worship Center.  We thank God for this opportunity to advance His kingdom through the Body of Christ at CFWC.  Our best days are yet to come! What Daddy authors, He always finishes.  Shout Glory!!!

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