​     Pastor James C. Martinez has been the pastor of Agape Baptist Church since 1991. Pastor James was ordained in 1981 at Clark Field Baptist Church in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Clark Field BC is where Pastor came to know the Lord as Savior & Lord in 1974 and where he also met his wife, Virgie. 

     Pastor James, Virgie, their two daughters, Javee & Verily, migrated to the USA in 1988. In 1998, the family welcomed an addition to their family, a son, Marc Ian. They continue to follow the Lord's calling in the ministry of Agape Baptist Church.

     Pastor's favorite scripture is Romans 14:7-8: “For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”


  • Sunday, 1 pm Bible Study for all ages
  • Sunday, 2:15 pm Worship Service
  • Wednesday, 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting
  • Last Friday of the month, 7:30 pm Tarry Night (prayer)
Welcome to AGAPE
We would love to see you as you seek to worship, study & fellowship around God’s holy words together with us. The church is not a building, its people! Agape is not a place for “insiders” or “religious people”. It’s a place for people who seek a meaningful relationship with God and with each other. We offer Jesus, to meet him and belong, a place to discover God & serve. 

Weekly Services

The Agape Baptist Church of Washington, DC is seeking to respond to Jesus’ commandments and fulfill His “Great Commission” by doing His will in the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that we are to worship Christ our Lord, proclaim the gospel of Salvation to all people, minister to persons in need and grow in Christ likeness.

Our Mission Statement

A place to love and be loved.

Agape Baptist Church

OCTOBER...is Clergy or Pastor appreciation month so go ahead and find your special way of saying thanks to Pastor James C. Martinez. 

Upcoming Events

Family Prayer Meeting

This Friday 10/28  7:30 pm

Meet our Pastor

FALL Fest Oct 29 2 pm

Join us for our Fall Festival!