NAC Central – North Arundel Church – Sign

So far this blog has mostly focused on my home state of California. But a trip to DC in the winter served as a reminder that strip mall churches are a national phenomenon. My sister’s friend had recommended a few locations so with my sister’s fiancĂ© leading the charge, we photographed strip mall church after strip mall church.

NAC Central was the first place on our list. Made up of two churches, the North Arundel Church served as a beacon of light in a neighborhood filled with auto shops, pawn shops and a smattering of graffiti. We skipped the Mexican food next door because we already had dinner plans, but next time we’ll definitely have to stop by.

Calvary Chapel

I discovered Calvary Chapel on a trip to eastern San Diego a while back. Apparently, there are half a dozen Calvary Chappels, but this one was located in the beautiful El Cajon and surrounded by a storage place and a few different auto shops. I am not sure if all the Calvary Chappels are located in strip malls, but it would definitely be a first if that is the case. I will be following up with some research.