Annual Come As You Are Event Ignites a Christian Movement for Young Adults

Jul 20, 2012, 11:07 ET from CAYA

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfred Street Baptist Church's (ASBC) Come As You Are Ministry (CAYA), will host hundreds of Christians between the ages of 21-40 during the third annual rooftop celebration, The CAYA Cool Down: Relax, Relate and Rooftop, this Saturday, July 21st at Current in Washington, DC. This year CAYA is featuring a special guest DJ, D-Nice, to spin on the 1s and 2s. A DJ favorite, D-Nice has provided the soundtrack at events for Gucci, MTV, BET, Sports Illustrated, Adidas, Rolling Stone, Pepsi, and Paramount Pictures. Now he can add CAYA to his impressive list. ASBC members and non-members are encouraged to attend.


ASBC's eighth Pastor, Reverend Dr. Howard-John Wesley, a young adult himself, is dedicated to the preached Word and spiritual growth of young Christians globally. "The Word of God is the backbone at CAYA as every service and activity is in honor and praise to Jesus Christ. CAYA is a unique Christian service that delves into the controversial subjects that young adults are struggling with and gives a Christian response to relevant issues. We welcome all young adults to come as they are."

The Annual CAYA Rooftop Party focuses on providing an alternative social venue for Christians who are growing in Christ and looking for a positive opportunity that does not conflict with their walk. Relax, Relate and Rooftop is focused on Christian fellowship, providing a place to dance, network, and hangout responsibly. 

CAYA has services the first Wednesday of every month with a Social Session at 6:30 and Service starting at 7:30, at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. Since its inception in 2009, CAYA has continued to grow its presence from Alexandria, Virginia to over eighteen countries reaching upwards of 5,000 people monthly. Alfred Street Baptist Church is 208 years old and one of the nation's most historic African American churches.

Event Details:

  • Event: The CAYA Cool Down: Relax, Relate and Rooftop
  • Date & Time: Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Where: Current, 1215 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
  • Entry is FREE. Arrive early for entry, RSVPs honored between 2-3 pm (RSVP List currently closed.)


D-Nice is the stage name of beat boxer, rapper, producer and photographer Derrick Jones, who began his career in the mid-1980s with the hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions.  D-Nice played a major role in shaping hip-hop in the 80s and 90s as we know it and continues to mold the DJ scene today.  D-Nice captures all of these 'Done Different' moments that have crafted the world's music scene through his extraordinary photography.

About CAYA

CAYA is a unique monthly service geared toward young adults, ages 21 – 40, which focuses on daily issues, concerns, struggles with various temptations and the need to become consistent in serving the Lord. It is a place where the saved and unsaved can come together and get it together. Pastor Howard-John Wesley ministers in a creative and transparent way that reaches our lives directly. Service is enhanced by a live band and praise team as well as a dynamic CAYA drama ministry. CAYA encompasses spiritual events including monthly services, community outreach, and our annual rooftop party.

Contact: Karen James
Office: 703.785.9762