Good News for the City is a radio partnership between OneHeartDC and WAVA highlighting how God is working through His Church in the Greater Washington DC Area. You’ll be encouraged, walk away with hope and a bigger sense of the great God we serve! Good News for the City will leave you inspired to mobilize and make a Kingdom difference right where you are.
Each of our 5 million neighbors will have repeated opportunities to hear, experience and respond to the love and message of Jesus Christ through one or more of our partners.
We are fueled by prayer. God responds when our prayers are aligned with His will. We pray out of adoration and awe of His power to change lives and out of weaknesses and total dependence upon Him to help us become better together.
We are united in our belief that the good news of Jesus Christ changes lives. A movement of churches, Christian leaders and organizations, we’re working together, multiplying our knowledge, influence and capabilities, and equipping each other. Our evangelistic impact is magnified when we’re unified across denominations, generations, racial and ethnic diversities. Through unity, we achieve much more than we could separately.
We cultivate hope by meeting the needs of the under-served, and the life challenges of those seemingly “well off.” Demonstrating the gospel in deed provides a platform for sharing the gospel in word – as individuals and through united evangelistic outreaches. We engage community stakeholders to understand, vet and focus local and metro-wide outreaches.
When we work as one, OneHeartDC will help our community understand the heart of Christ and the power of the gospel. And we will accelerate the spread of the good news!
The stories showing relationships and a collaborative spirit where leaders, churches and ministries are investing in one another and advancing the gospel in UNITY and providing HOPE together.
The stories of gospel saturation happening when God’s people are released and mobilized providing HOPE in their communities, and including collaborative efforts to cultivate reproducing disciples by sharing resources, training, and best practices.
The stories of faithful and fervent PRAYER from years prior and ongoing prayer throughout the region, both interpersonally (individuals praying throughout the region) and organizationally (churches gathering together), fueling UNITY and gospel saturation.
Claude is a Washington DC. native and has worked in local and national media for over 15 years. Claude’s career has covered everything from news, politics and sports to music and Christian ministry. Claude now lives in Silver Spring, Md with his beautiful wife Cierra Jennings and their son Claude Jennings III.
Rev. Dennis Williams has been a pastor for more than three decades and is now doing Kingdom business with WAVA Radio, Salem Media Group of Washington D.C. As Director of Ministry Relations for WAVA he comes alongside pastors and churches to help build and deepen relationships—in order to provide them with new and exciting platforms to share the Gospel in a manner specific to their ministry/church. Dennis has invested his life as a pastor, and in growing churches, while at the same time helping other pastors step into their calling and growing the ministries that God has called them into as well. He has pastored churches in Ohio, Georgia and Florida and has an intense passion for the Gospel and seeing lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. Dennis has a B.A. in Religion/Psychology from Wilmington College in Ohio, and an M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dennis lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Jennifer and their Toy Fox Terrier, “Jersey”.
Pastor Brian Bales earned his degree in political science from Cedarville University and his MA in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, He also earned a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Southern Seminary. Prior to entering ministry Brian spent 5 years in the corporate world. A gifted communicator of God’s Word he has been lead to teach through “narrative exposition”. He is inspirational, looks for key ideas while staying true to scripture. His messages speak to the individual and is a dedicated builder of disciples, growing and deepening the spiritual focus on those around him. Brian is married to his wife Kathy and they have two children.
Howie deeply believes that building unity in the Church enhances relevance to the spiritual, moral and social issues of our times and amplifies Gospel impact. Before being called to full-time ministry, Howie spent 35 years in the commercial nuclear power industry. He was a founder or principal in several businesses focused on leadership, organization development and technical consulting. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has completed a seminary degree from Capital Bible Seminary. He has served as Pastor of Outreach, Church & Community Partnerships at McLean Bible Church and as Director of the Washington Prayer Gathering. In addition to being the Executive Director of OneHeartDC, Howard serves on several boards focused on helping people in crises including the NoVA Human Trafficking Initiative and Embrace Loudoun.
Our partners and leaders share these unifying beliefs. We believe in the inerrancy and authority of the Bible as the Word of God
In one God, eternally existing in three divine Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That while we are all sinners and have a rebellious nature toward God, we also have great dignity, as we are created in the image of God
In the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, rose again from the grave, and will return in glory as the Lord of all
That our salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone.