And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence. 

~ Colossians 1:18 KJV


Our mission according to Acts 2:42-47, is to bring unbelievers into God’s family and to offer worship that lifts up God and provide ministry that heals hurts.

We are a unified people with a unified purpose to exalt the Saviour, evangelize the sinner and equip the saints.

God has given us unmerited favor through the precious blood of Jesus, and has allowed us to render undeniable ministry to this area called the DMV. This favor began in 1948 when The Comer Memorial Baptist Church was birthed and the foundation was established from 1948 to 1968. In March 1968, the church body officially reorganized as the Mt. Rona Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Rufus I. Thomas founder and Pastor.

Knowing that God has a purpose in everything, we started praying for an anointed Shepherd to lead us.  In August 2008, God sent Mt. Rona an anointed man of God who is not only a dynamic preacher, but a pastor who tends carefully, lovingly, and reverently over his flock, Reverend C.A. Thompson. On November 15, 2008, Pastor Thompson, anointed and appointed by God for this assignment, was installed as the pastor of Mt. Rona "City of Joy" Church.

Mt. Rona strives to be a Five-Star Church through prayer, fasting, and being committed to God's WORD.