Who We Are


Dominion Christian Center was founded in 2002 by Pastor Terry and Colleen Shuttlesworth. The vision that God placed on their heart has been a  driving force evidenced by the many lives and families that have been changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Word of God and the anointing of the Holy Spirit have set a standard that is raising believers to a higher level in their walk with Jesus Christ. We believe that ‘Faith defines your destiny’. No matter where you are in life, faith in God’s Word can always change your life for the better.

Dominion Christian Center is touching the Nation and the World through the vehicle of evangelism and  missions. Pastor Terry has ministered extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.


Sunday at 10:00 am
Thursday at 7:00 pm


2159 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, Virginia
(757) 467-2400


Terry Shuttlesworth’s love for God and fresh insight from the Word of God are connected to His desire to be used in bringing in the final harvest of souls on the earth today, and see the worldwide church in revival.

Pastor Terry graduated from Zion Bible College in Barrington, R.I. in 1986. Traveling full time, preaching throughout North America and overseas, Pastor Terry has encouraged and helped a vast number of men, women, and children of many nationalities. The unique delivery of the spoken Word through this man of God has released healing, salvation, and prosperity into the lives of the sick, bound, and poverty stricken.

Pastor Terry and his wife Colleen felt impressed of the Lord to birth a church in Virginia Beach, Virginia and opened the doors of Dominion Christian Center in October of 2002. The church is known as a mighty house of faith and the miraculous, and is frequently visited by guest ministries who are recognized as some of the most anointed and revered leaders of today. The television, radio, and print ministries speak of the message of excellence that is transmitted by Pastor Shuttlesworth. He is a tremendous gift that strengthens ministers and churches. Pastor Shuttlesworth continues to maintain a traveling ministry as well as pastoring Dominion Christian Center in Virginia Beach.


The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is what we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (I Thessalonians 2:13, II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21).


Our God is one but is manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being co-equal (I John 5:7).  God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 1:14; 14:28; 16:28).  The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 15:26).


Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10).  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (I John 3:8).  Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, which is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8).


Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance.  The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, it produces eternal life (John 3:3-5, II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12).


Tithing was instituted before the Law was given as Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. The Bible calls Melchizedek “The King of Righteousness” in the original Hebrew. The Bible also says, “There is none righteous, no not one.” We believe that Abraham was paying tithe directly to Christ. (Genesis 14:18-20) God promises His People that if they will return the tithe unto Him and give offerings He will open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing that there is not room enough to contain. (Malachi 3:8-12) In the New Testament, Jesus reiterates the fact that believers should be tithing. (Matthew 23:23)



Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only.  The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12).  The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  Amen.”


The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth.  This experience is accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; 19:1-7).


The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.  We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Hebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23, II Peter 3:18, I Corinthians 1:30, II Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14).


Healing is for the physical ills of the human body.  It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands.  It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-16, I Peter 2:24).


The angels said, “This same Jesus…shall so come in like manner…” (Acts 1:11).  His coming is imminent.  When He comes, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first:  then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air…” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).  Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Then, together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign for a thousand years (Revelation 20:6).


The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.  The Lake of Fire is literal.  The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20).