ABOUT US

Since 2006, Citizen Heights has committed to inspire hope, remove limitations, and help people experience God’s possible for their life. No matter what you’ve already achieved, or how great your past failures are, we’re convinced of one thing: that God’s possible awaits. New possibilities for your marriage, your career, your finances, and every area of life.

Citizen Heights exists to reach all people with the life-giving
message of Jesus that they might become

FOUND in God’s grace

FREED in God’s care

FORMED in God’s promises

FULFILLED in God’s house

Michael & Heather Giroux

Lead Pastors of Citizen Heights

  • Together, Michael and Heather have a passion to see a church where hope is inspired, limitations are removed and people can experience God’s possible for their lives. They have a unique calling to champion unity, in an often-divided city. They’ve watched in wonder, as God has gathered the diversity of their international city, into His family, and the Citizen Heights community.

  • Michael & Heather have been married for 23 years and have four amazing sons- Caedon (18), Gavin (15), Owen (14) and Easton (9). They love family time and enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes Washington, D.C. offers. They are also seriously big fans of all the Washington sports teams and hope you’ll join them cheering for the home teams!

Michael Giroux

As a leader, Michael has a passion to equip the everyday influential person to encounter the grace, forgiveness and hope found in the finished work of Jesus. As a pastor, He believes God is calling the modern-day Joseph, Daniel and Esther to influence their cities, and nations, as kingdom ambassadors.

Michael is known for preaching faith, hope and love with an energetic, humorous and inspirational style. His preaching helps challenge presuppositions and mindsets, unlocking potential through God’s word and practical application.

Pastor Michael, a former lawyer and prosecutor, earned his Bachelor of Theology from Portland Bible College, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Regent University School of Law. As Assistant District Attorney, New York State, he oversaw and prosecuted offenses in 12 city courts and in the New York Supreme Court. He was an advocate and council member for CASA, an organization dedicated to serving battered women through the criminal process.

Michael & Heather have been married for 23 years and have four amazing sons- Caedon (18), Gavin (15), Owen (14) and Easton (9). They love family time and enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes Washington, D.C. offers. They are also seriously big fans of all the Washington sports teams and hope you’ll join them cheering for the home teams!


Heather Giroux

Pastor Heather has a passion to help people lead Christ-centered, truth-balanced and grace-filled lives. She lives to inspire others to love people, build the church, establish bridges of commonality and equip parents to build strong families.

Heather comes from a profound church-planting heritage. While growing up in New York, her family started and oversaw five churches, including one in Canada. In 1994, she helped plant Christian Life Center, in Williamsburg, Virginia, and then again in 2006, The City Life Church, in Newport News, Virginia. She is currently the Tenleytown Campus Pastor and Women’s Pastor at Citizen Heights, a church she helped found in 2007.

Michael & Heather have been married for 23 years and have four amazing sons- Caedon (18), Gavin (15), Owen (14) and Easton (9). They love family time and enjoying all the sights, sounds and tastes Washington, D.C. offers. They are also seriously big fans of all the Washington sports teams and hope you’ll join them cheering for the home teams!


Made Stronger Together

OUR COMMUNITY

Citizen Heights continues to grow closer as we grow larger as a congregation, and campuses. Learn more about the opportunities that exist for you to connect with a community with others like you.


Making a difference Together

Together, we’re making new things possible locally in our communities and around the world. Learn more about our commitment to planting churches, meeting needs in our cities and bringing the Gospel to the world.