We want people to know that there is not a better friendship than one with Jesus.
Help people find that hope and grow in friendship with Him. We emphasize grace and acceptance, the mission to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. With caring and open hearts, we seek to embody our love through our many ministries and our wonderful worship experience, to reach anyone willing to hear.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed of faith and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be with the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.
We exist so that people can experience Jesus Christ through the power of friendship.
In 1973, Elder Jones located a store-front row house at 1611 4th Street, N.W. First Church paid the first six months rent on the building and started its service for the people in the inner city. Many community services were provided to the residents in the neighborhood.
In 1978, Elder Reaves started a soup kitchen which was open two days a week and then Sunday operations was added to accommodate those who weren’t able to come during the week.
In 1987, the pastors of the 10th Street FriendshipSDA Church and Fourth Street SDA Church came together and decided with much prayer that the two churches could merge because they both had the same mission. After the members heard the viability of the move, they voted to become one church; the name would be the Fourth Street Friendship SDA Church.
In January 1988, we officially became one church. And now because of the dedication of many members and volunteers of the Bread of Life Ministry (Soup Kitchen), more people are being fed and are hearing the Good News that Jesus is coming soon. “When you did it
to these my brothers, you were doing it to me.”
1611 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
What We Believe
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father’s will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
By prayerfully searching the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit, our church has identified key statements that summarize principal teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are noted as the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
One of the most notable differences between Seventh-day Adventists and many other protestants is worshiping on Saturday instead of Sunday.
Pastor V. Tinashe Mkorombindo serves as Senior Pastor of the Fourth Street Friendship Seventh – Day Adventist Church in Washington D.C. Husband to the former Leandra Lynnae Joseph of 5 years, and proud parents of their son, Zion, and daughter, Gianna, he is a proud native of Harare, Zimbabwe, the second son to Stanley and Mercy Mkorombindo, raised in Loma Linda.
Pastor Mkorombindo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from Oakwood University, the only Seventh- Day Adventist HBCU, in Huntsville, Alabama (2013), a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Seventh Day Adventist Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, MI (2015).
Pastor Mkorombindo has served in various positions of leadership in the body of Christ and broader community.
He served as a staff pastor at the Niles Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Niles Michigan, Religious Vice President for the Black Student Christian Forum on the campus of Andrews University, led campus’ multicultural Impact Worship service in which under his leadership grew from 60 students to over 100 persons attending and engaged every Friday night, and a conducted an evangelistic crusade in Santiago de Cuba at which 33 souls were baptized into the kingdom of God.
Pastor Mkorombindo has served in various positions of leadership in the body of Christ and broader community. He served as a staff pastor at the Niles Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Niles Michigan, Religious Vice President for the Black Student Christian Forum on the campus of Andrews University, led campus’ multicultural Impact Worship service in which under his leadership grew from 60 students to over 100 persons attending and engaged every Friday night, and a conducted an evangelistic crusade in Santiago de Cuba at which 33 souls were baptized into the kingdom of God.
In his tenure in pastoral ministry, as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor of the Ebenezer Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded a ministry called the Upper Room, specifically targeting unchurched youth and those struggling with church hurt and understanding Biblical principles, introduced an innovative process of engaging youth in community service, launched a mentoring program for young men and developed a dynamic Friday Night Worship experience. Under his dynamic and spirit-led leadership, the Youth and Young Adult ministry grew tremendously. As the Assistant Pastor of the Dupont Park SDA Church. He served faithfully in that capacity for 3 years.
Pastor Tinashe Mkorombindo is an emerging voice, gifted preacher, and visionary leader. He is a compassionate and anointed pastor who cares deeply for the God’s children and sensitive to the spiritual needs of individuals. Pastor Mkorombindo lives by this this verse in Matthew 25:19 “Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.”