One hundred fifty-seven California pastors in the rotunda of the United States Capitol prior to singing “Amazing Grace” and the “Doxology.” Watch the video to hear California pastors of all colors discuss their experiences on the Church United Awakening Tour in Washington, D.C.

Registrants for Memorial Monuments and Arlington National Cemetery Tours will receive a guided motorcoach tour on days two and three of the four-day Church United Awakening Tour. During the scheduled free time, American history will be examined within the framework of a biblical worldview. Inspiring stories about individuals who God put in place at particular places and times to accomplish His purposes will be heard. The tours will be provided by American Christian Tours.

Day 1 – Memorials

Four (4) – Hour Tour Includes:

  • Education Program Leader
  • Motorcoach
  • Pick-up/Drop-off at Hotel
  • Travel to Memorials

Memorials on the Tour Include:

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
  • F.D.R. Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial

Day 2 – Arlington National Cemetery

Four (4) – Hour Tour Includes:

  • Education Program Leader
  • Motorcoach
  • Pick-up/Drop-off at Hotel
  • Travel to Arlington
  • Arlington National Cemetery Shuttle
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony

Note: The cost for the optional American Christian Tours Memorial & Arlington Package is $175 and cannot be paid for separately. These two excursions are not included in the Church United Awakening Tour cost/scholarships.

Awakening Tour:
Dates to be announced

Registration Opens 2020

Nation’s Capitol for Christ Project Description:
This project engages pastors at the federal level – teaching how bills become laws through the committee and lobby processes. Pastors will:

  • Learn about our Nation’s spiritual heritage during an after-hours Capitol tour.
  • Pray on the floors of the Senate and House
  • Attend and worship inside the United States Capitol during the Capitol Worship Service for Congress Members only.
  • Meet and pray with United States Senators and members of the House of Representatives.
  • Hear from experts dealing with the issues affecting California (e.g., immigration, racism, healthcare, education, etc.).

Other optional excursions include Memorial, Arlington, and Museum of the Bible tours.

2020 Awakening Tour D.C.

The 2020 Washington, D.C. Tour itinerary will be available when dates are confirmed.

2017 Awakening Tour D.C.

Download 2017 Schedule

May 24, 2017
Almost all of the 157 California Pastors on the steps of the United States Capitol – with special permission from the Capitol Police – who attended the first Church United Awakening Tour in Washington, D.C.

2016 Awakening Tour D.C.

Pastors Nate Franklin from Central Valley, Joel Simpson from Los Angeles, and Ryan Sharp from Riverside, share their Washington, D.C. experience.

May 25, 2016
Many pastors laid hands on U.S Senator John Thune as we prayed for him and our country.

May 25, 2016
Almost all of the 70 California pastors who attended a California Pastors event met and prayed with U.S. Senators John Thune and Steve Daines, as well as the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce, House of Representatives. Photo taken after the California Pastors VIP breakfast.

2015 Awakening Tour D.C.

Four of 27 pastors, Kenneth Curry Orange County, Sarah Sumner, Ph.D. Shasta County, and Pastor Jim Franklin Central Valley, and Monty Sharp Riverside, share about their Washington, D.C. Tour.

2014 First Awakening Tour!

First six California pastors scholarshiped to Washington, D.C., they began the Church United Awakening Tours! Pastor Scott Wood La Crescenta, Tim Thompson Murrieta, and Ryan Miller Orange County. Church United Prayer Team Warrior Barbara Lesure shares about leading a Cultural Impact Team at her church.


Thank you for the awesome time in DC! A great Awakening took place within me.Pastor Jim Amador, Heritage Christian Church, Riverside, CA
“We had a sense of unity here in Oroville, but with going to D.C. we had the WHY given to us. There’s a reason why we meet together. It isn’t just to pray for each other and to pray for our town. It’s not abdicating, but stepping in and being a voice. The passion that was received from Church United spread out to the other pastors who didn’t even go.” Pastor Scott Thompson, River of Life Church, Oroville, CA
What I’d say is that it was Providential for me to be here…I especially appreciate the speakers who are standing up boldly for the gospel and taking hits for it. Some of the preaching at this conference was more biblical and more fortifying and more nourishing than anything I’ve heard in a long time….It was a gift from God also to be able to be trained by legal experts here in preparation for the more cultural shifts in America right now that raise challenges for churches.Professor/Pastor Sarah Sumner, Ph.D., MBA, Systematic Theologian, Redding, CA
I want to thank you for all you are doing for the Body of Christ in keeping us informed and challenged. I have never been too politically astute due largely to lack of interest, but the DC trip was eye opening in many ways! I cannot adequately express my gratitude to you and your donors for allowing me this exposure to all these quality spiritual leaders (including the ministers in our group) and challenging information to help me in being an effective voice and influence for Jesus Christ in the current culture. Thank you!Pastor Tommy Degeneffe, Canyon Church, Anaheim, CA