The Church of the Resurrection began in 2003 in the home of Dan and Elise Claire. On Ash Wednesday, 2004, the congregation's first public worship service was held in rented church facilities on Capitol Hill. For 17 years, through 7 rented buildings, the congregation grew, raising up leaders and planting ten new congregations along the way. Then by God's grace and through the generosity of many members and friends, Rez was able to purchase a historic church building on Capitol Hill. On Ash Wednesday, 2021, the Church of the Resurrection began public worship in its new permanent home.
Rez has shared Jesus with thousands of visitors through worship services and welcome dinners. By virtue of its location within the Capitol Hill historic district, the congregation serves those who will someday be leaders in churches and societies across the country and around the world.
Resurrection's new, permanent home at 501 E St SE was built by freed slaves starting in 1883, and has been in continuous use as a home to Gospel-centered congregations ever since. However, the building is urgent need of repair–particularly its roof, windows, and mechanical systems. Rez members are giving sacrificially and reaching out to friends and family to raise funds for these essential repairs.