"In all things God works for the good of those who love Him." "All things" even includes those sad occasions when churches close.  Duke Street Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church may no longer have physical buildings, but their work continues in the form of Duke Street Trinity Baptist Memorial Foundation ("The Foundation").

Founded in 1996, The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) located in Northern Virginia and is an integrated auxilary of the NorthStar Church Network, an association of Baptist congregations.  The Foundation is organized for and is to be exclusively operated for religious, charitable, and educational purposes.  It awards grants to those not-for-profit organizations, primarily located in Northern Virginia, whose vision is similar to its own.


Who We Are

The Board of Directors of The Foundation strives to fulfill the legacy of Duke Street Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church and to prove the words of Duke Street Baptist's former pastor, the Reverend Leo Stanis (1985-1995):


"the building is not the church, . . . it's God's people who are the ecclesia."