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About us

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Prince of Peace is a congregation of the United Methodist Church, a connection of believers who are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Our members come from every age and station in life.  We are not divided by politics or opinions.  We serve a risen Lord who speaks God's love through the Bible and we never apologize for our beliefs.  


But you don't have to believe any of that to be welcome here.  Walk with us, share with us and grow with us.  Everyone of us has walked a similar path.  There is no judgement here---only God's love and the power to find new life.  

Prince of Peace was born of a dream in 1982.  In one of the fastest growing areas of the nation, God called this church to provide a sense of family and belonging.  People from all over the world have become part of that dream.  We have members from nearly every state in the union, as well as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean.  Together, we all find a place to belong in this family of God.  


Today that family includes our youngest children to our senior saints. We are all learning together, leading together and serving together. Each step of the way, we are growing closer to God and closer to our neighbors in Dale City, Manassas and Woodbridge, Virginia.

Our Mission Statement:  

Seek Christ, share Christ and serve Christ, so that in Him we all may know peace.


our pastor:
Gennie Bowles

Pastor Gennie Bowles is originally from Fishersville, Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.  She received a physics degree from Virginia Tech in 2013 before pursuing her call to ministry at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.  There she worked in prison, hospital and local church setting ministries.  


Gennie has a passion for worship as a "home base" of the church, from which we are sent out and return back in the course of our own journey with God.  After graduating with her MDiv from Chandler in 2016, Gennie took her first appointment in Bath County where she enjoyed working with two lovely country churches.  


Gennie enjoys reading and listening to podcasts; she is a lifelong learner.  She also likes to experience the beauty of God's creating while hiking, kayaking or riding her motorcycle.

our Staff:
Helen Weider

Church Organist & Choir Director

Tyler Mankin

Praise Team Leader


6299 Token Forest Drive | Manassas, VA 20112 | 703-670-4143 | Serving the Community in Dale City, Manassas and Woodbridge VA

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