About Us

At Capital Church, we are passionate about loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves. We believe in Jesus and in following His ways of living. We believe that when we truly love God, we will truly love people and that when we follow in the ways of Christ there will naturally come a love for life greater than we ever imagined possible. We believe in Jesus and we are overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Him. We have a heart for worship, a love for God’s word and a strong faith in His power and His purpose for our lives.


Pastors Travis & Tara Goodman Travis & Tara Goodman Lead Pastors Growing up with a strong legacy of faith and ministry generations deep on both sides of their family, Pastors Travis & Tara have lived life loving the Church and believing in the hope it can bring to our world. For nearly 15 years they have had the privilege of serving as leaders of the church, and in April of 2016, they were appointed as the Lead Pastors of Capital Church. We believe that being a part of the local church is not about religion, but a relationship with Jesus. We are excited to be on the front lines of what God is doing in the DC Metro area, and around the world. For over 35 years Capital Church has welcomed people just as they are; just where they are. So if you are just beginning your walk toward God, or continuing your walk with God, you can find a home at Capital Church. We would love for you to be our guest. Come check us out! See you soon, Pastors Travis & Tara Goodman   Pastor Amos & Sue Dodge Pastor Amos & Sue Dodge Founding Pastors Pastor Amos & Sue Dodge are the founding pastors of Capital Church. Over 35 years ago, following the prompting of God and a passion for our nation’s capital, they moved with their daughter, Tara to the Washington DC area. In September of 1979, with just nine people, Capital Church was founded. While much has changed through the years, the heart and mission has not. Capital Church was founded with a passion to reach our city, our nation and our world with the irresistible love of Christ and that remains the foundation that influences our future. Under the leadership of Pastor Amos, Capital Church has become know across the nation and around the world as being a church that lives by faith, gives generously, worships freely, and as a church that honors God and all people. These core values were first established by Pastor Amos, and they remain in the DNA of our church today. Capital Church is uniquely blessed by the life and ministry of Sue Dodge. Her genuine warmth and compassion is one reason why people feel so loved and accepted when they enter the doors of Capital Church. Sue has ministered side-by-side with her husband, since the humble beginnings of Capital Church and her devotion to the church over the years has given her a special place in the hearts of the Capital Church congregation.  


The Church We See Is:

Encouraged in their faith. Equipped for the work. Empowered with a purpose and Engaged in the mission of God for their lives.



As pastors and leaders, living our life on mission from God is what drives us out of bed every morning. At Capital Church our mission is to: Reach those far from God with the love of God, Connect them with a community of believers, Train them in the ways of Christ, and Free them to be who God made them to be.  


  1. We walk in UNITY.
  1. We serve with EXCELLENCE.
  1. We lead with HUMILITY.
  1. We live by FAITH.
  1. We GIVE
  1. We GROW
  1. We PRAY at all times.
  1. We seek WISDOM in all things.
  1. We HONOR God and all people



Travis & Tara Goodman Lead Pastors

Pastor Amos & Sue Dodge

Amos & Sue Dodge Founding Pastors

Charles Ikutiminu

Charles Ikutiminu Teaching Pastor

Ann Abraham

Ann Abraham Executive Director

Vanesa Dávila-Luciano Executive Assistant

Pastor Troy Short

Troy Short
Pastor, Student Ministries & PromiseLand Kids

Tony Annan

Tony Annan
Prayer Ministry

Sue Bullard

Sue Bullard
Encourage Ministry

Larry Hanger

Larry Hanger
Pastoral Care

Joan Hart

Joan Hart
Guest Services

Tony & Amy Passos

Tony & Amy Passos
Young Adults Ministry

Tara Goodman

Tara Goodman
Women’s Ministry, Worship Pastor

Michael Di-Anne-Wood

Michael & Di Anne Wood Young at Heart – 50+ Life

Jeemes Akers

Jeemes Akers

Charles Ikutiminu

Charles Ikutiminu

Timothy Powers

Timothy Powers

What To Expect

When you come to Capital Church you will find that the worship will be engaging and life-changing; the message will be encouraging and relevant. The people will be welcoming and real and you can expect to leave refueled to live your life with purpose.