After following its congregation to the suburbs, this church is heading back to the city

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

By Julie Zauzmer

Almost 30 years ago, Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church followed a path trod by many a congregation, a business and a family — out of Washington and into the suburbs.

Today, the church is charting a new course: a return to the heart of the city.

The District is growing by about 900 people every month. And so this megachurch, with more than 15,000 members at its two suburban locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, wants to be where the people are.

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