Leadership Team

Pastoral Staff

  • Chester L. Mitchell - Senior Pastor
  • Anthony Francis - Associate Pastor
  • Terrence Bridges - Associate Pastor
  • Kevin Howard - Pastor of Music and Creative Arts

Strategic Partners

  • Stephen O'Donnell - Lead Pastor of LifeChurch
  • Nate and Ingunn Turner - Missionary to Estonia
Chester L. Mitchell - Senior Pastor

Chester L. Mitchell

Senior Pastor

Pastor and Mrs. Mitchell are both natives of Kingston, Jamaica. In 1971, Pastor Mitchell's family relocated to New York City. After graduating from Queens College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, he attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California. Pastor Mitchell graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and became the Executive Pastor for the 4,000+ member Christian Life Center in Stockton, CA. Mrs. Mitchell attended Delta College in Stockton, CA and is a certified pre-school teacher. She has taught children for twelve years. The Mitchells were married in July 1985 and since that time their ministry has taken them to churches across the United States and Canada.

In February 1996, the Mitchells came to Reston, Virginia and founded Capital Community Church. The Church began meeting on Easter Sunday of 1996 with forty people in attendance. Pastor and Mrs. Mitchell believe that the only reason a church should exist is to introduce you to the message of Jesus Christ, which has the power to make a difference in our lives.
Anthony Francis - Associate Pastor

Anthony Francis

Associate Pastor

Pastor Anthony Francis was born in Victorville, California. As a military child, he lived in various locations in the states and Okinawa, Japan. He spent his childhood and teens years in Illinois and California. In 1992, he attended Christian Life College in Stockton, California. While there, he served on the Student Senate as Senior Class Vice President and Ministerial Club Vice President. Pastor Anthony graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology, and was a recipient of the Clyde J. Haney Award. Following graduation, he moved to Mesa, Arizona, and served as Youth Pastor for the New Life Bible Church. In August of 1998, Anthony joined the staff at Capital Community Church, Ashburn, Virginia as an Associate Pastor. Currently, he oversees Men's Ministry, Singles Ministry, A/V Technicial Ministries, and Strategic Planning & Development.

In addition, Pastor Anthony has 10 years' experience as a Network Engineer. He has contributed to numerous projects across the country and most recently was involved in the startup of Bowman Consulting Group, which is the one of largest and fasting growing Civil Engineering firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Terrence Bridges - Associate Pastor

Terrence Bridges

Associate Pastor

Pastor Terrence Bridges was born in Washington, D.C. He was then raised in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1985, he joined the United States Navy and worked with the missile systems on board the U.S.S. Constellation in San Diego, California. In 1987, he gave his life over to Jesus Christ. In 1989, he was honorably discharged from the Navy and followed God’s call into the ministry by attending Christian Life College in Stockton, California. In 1993, he graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theology and Missions. Also in 1993, he married Carol C. Bridgemahon from Kingston, Jamaica. In 1996, they moved to San Diego, California.

Pastor Terrence became an Associate Pastor for North Park Apostolic Church. He discovered his passion for teaching God’s word to help transform the minds of new believers to a Biblical way of living. In 2000, God blessed him and Carol with a beautiful son, Justin C. Bridges. In 2001, they left San Diego to join the Capital Community Church family.

Pastor Terrence has taught many small group sessions and mid-week Bible studies. In 2005, he and Carol joined the Kids InC ministry to help raise children who love God and His word. Also in 2005, Carol joined the staff of Capital Community Church as the Financial Secretary. In 2010, Pastor Terrence also joined the staff of Capital Community Church and now is working as Youth Pastor, New Believer’s Pastor, and Men’s Pastor. He is an avid reader and loves to travel with his family.
Kevin Howard - Pastor of Music and Creative Arts

Kevin Howard

Pastor of Music and Creative Arts

Pastor Kevin Howard was born in Pasadena, Texas. He was raised in Texas, Missouri and finally settled in Seattle, Washington. During his childhood he took 19 years of piano lessons which his mother encouraged. He graduated from High School in 1983 and went on to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. He graduated with a BA in Music and a BM in Piano Performance in 1988. He met his wife Pam in McCall, Idaho in 1982 and they married in 1990 in Seattle, Washington.

Pastor Kevin has served in various ministries throughout his career including First United Pentecostal Church of Greater Seattle, Washington; Full Gospel Tabernacle in Turlock, California; First Pentecostal Church of West Monroe, Louisiana; and most recently at The Pentecostals of Alexandria, Louisiana. He has also done extensive travel as a musician and ministry consultant. He also has been a part and lead many music groups including the Louisiana All State Youth Choir, Dallas Metro Choir and FUSION. He has been a part of over 6 choir recording albums. He and Pam are now proud to call the DC metro area home as he leads the music ministry as the Music & Creative Arts Pastor of Capital Community Church.
Stephen O'Donnell - Lead Pastor of LifeChurch

Stephen O'Donnell

Lead Pastor of LifeChurch

Pastor Steve is from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and his wife Sherie, is from Chesapeake, Virginia. Pastor Steve graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Education (Business), and then from Christian Life College in Stockton, CA with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. He has served in various areas of ministry such as: Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, and “AIM” missionary to India, Pakistan, and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Pastor Steve has spent the last 16 1/2 years in Metro Washington, DC as an Associate Pastor at Capital Community Church. CCC was a church plant that has grown from a small group of believers to a vibrant, multicultural church. In November of 2013, Pastor Steve was elected Lead Pastor of LifeChurch. Pastor Steve is happily married to Sherie and they have two children, Luke and Grace.
Nate and Ingunn Turner - Missionary to Estonia

Nate and Ingunn Turner

Missionary to Estonia

Nate and Ingunn Turner coordinate the work in Estonia under the leadership of missionary superintendent Mark Shutes. Their central goal is to build an effective ministry team to evangelize the nation. They also coordinate the Bible school efforts in the four nations of Belarus and the Baltic Republics. Nate grew up as a missionary kid in Korea and Russia, and served over two years as an AIMer in Norway, Russia and Estonia. After they were married in 2004, Nate and Ingunn served three more years in Lithuania and the Baltic Republics. They both hold Master's degrees in Theology. Ingunn is from Norway, where she was involved in local church outreach to African refugees as well as many other areas of ministry. They have two sons, Christopher and Michael, who were born in Norway in 2006 and 2008.