"Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus..." Acts 9:3-5
Our church’s name finds its origins in the experience of Saul, a man walking on the road to Damascus as recorded in the ninth chapter of Acts. Saul stepped onto the road hell-bent on finding and imprisoning Christians. With every zealous misguided step he unwittingly walked closer to a face-to-face encounter with the one true God he thought he was serving. Without warning, there appeared a light, a voice, and finally a name…Jesus. It was on this road that Saul the persecutor of Jesus became Paul the Apostle of Jesus. His meeting with Jesus transformed him, reborn and compelled to spend the rest of his life proclaiming the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is why we exist—to see others meet Jesus, experience transformation, and leave proclaiming the Good News of Jesus death and resurrection.
The Damascus Road experience is a story of complete reformation. It is noteworthy that Paul does not walk alone. He is aided by a community of believers beginning with a reluctant Ananias, then Barnabas, and finally by the apostles. At Damascus Road, we seek to share your journey as we glorify God for the transformation He initiates.