A Brief History of Potomac Baptist Church
Potomac Baptist Church started as a mission in 1960 in the Broad Run area of Loudoun County sponsored by Leesburg and Hamilton Baptist churches. Dr. Alfred E. Jackson, one of those interested in starting the church, offered a tenant house on his property for a Vacation Bible School. The first worship service was held in July 1960.
The Church membership grew quickly and in late 1961 Dr. Jackson offered the members a choice of four acres surrounding a barn on his farm or four acres on Route 7 across from what is now the entrance to the Countryside community. Being good stewards, the membership chose the site with the barn which they felt could be adequately renovated for less than the cost of a new building. The barn was dedicated on April 15, 1962. On April 29, 1962 the Mission was constituted as Potomac Baptist Church.
April 1975 brought Potomac to a newly constructed building on Route 7, across from Northern Virginia Community College. The Church remained at this location until mid-year 1996, when it moved to its present location at Lowes Island.
The members at Potomac have always served both the Church and the community readily and willingly. Of course, the success and endurance of Potomac Baptist is credited to God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ who serve as our light and focus at all times. We do not hesitate to give Him all the credit and glory.