Welcome to the First Jurisdiction of Virginia

The Historic First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Virginia is led by Bishop Marc A. Thomas, Sr.  Established in 1914 by our founder, Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the Church Of God In Christ in Virginia has continued to flourish throughout the years.  Whether you live in the North, South, East or West, the Church Of God In Christ in Virginia is here to minister to you and your family.

101st Ministers and Workers Conference

You are cordially invited to join the Historic Virginia First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction on March 29 – April 2, 2023 in Portsmouth, Virginia for the 101st Annual Ministers and Workers Meeting. Immediately following the conclusion of the 2023 Workers Meeting, we will be hosting the Glorious Ascension Celebration on Monday, April 3, 2023. for our Jurisdictional Prelate, Bishop Marc A. Thomas, Sr. Click the banners to view more details.

2023 Theme

“Pursuing Peace Through Holy Living”
Hebrews 12:14, 15; 2 Corinthians 7:1

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