A community of faith expressing itself through love

We help people know Jesus more intimately and follow him more seriously in everyday life

Over 2000 years ago

We were lost and broken and he went on a mission to find and restore us. Jesus is still making headway today and now he invites us to join him. To fight on behalf of the mistreated, come alongside the struggling, and bring real hope to those who have none. To get to know those in our neighborhoods and workplace. To listen to people’s stories, and tell our own. To feel one another’s pain and share in each other’s joy. To engage our culture and community and work together to restore what is broken.

But following Jesus isn’t easy. He leads us out of our comfort zone. Following him is inconvenient and requires sacrifice, but we believe it’s worth it. We believe that as we get to know Jesus better, we trust him more. And as we trust him more we follow him more closely and start experiencing the freedom, purpose, and peace that we were meant to have. So let’s not allow the American dream to distract us from embracing the messiness of life and being a part of what God is doing to change the world.



The Holy Spirit inspired human authors to write the books of the Bible. The Bible is the complete and inspired Word of God. It is without error and we do our best and continue to ask the Holy Spirit to help us interpret it accurately. The Bible is God revealing Himself, His principles and purpose to us. The Bible also communicates how we fit into His story, His desire to relate intimately with us, and His purpose for our lives.

God exists as three eternal and equal persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. Jesus (the Son) was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He became flesh to reveal God to us and to become the Savior of the world. After he died, he rose three days later, as he said he would, and showed his power over sin and death. After his resurrection, he spent more than a month with his followers sharing their integral part in His purposes before ascending to be with his Father where he intercedes and advocates for his people. He later sent the Spirit to live inside every believer of Jesus and to baptize them into his family, to guide and remind them of truth, to empower them to follow and obey Jesus, and to gift them to help accomplish his purposes until he returns to establish his Kingdom over all.

Human beings are created in the image of God to have relationship with Him, but our sin separates us from Him. We are completely incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God on our own effort. The only way to restore our relationship with God is by being sorry for our sin and believing in Jesus. When we believe that he freely died on the cross as payment for our sin and rose three days later, we are forgiven, reconciled to God and begin a growing relationship with Him for eternity.

As believers in Jesus we should live for him and others, and not for ourselves. As we focus and spend consistent time getting to know Jesus more intimately; and as we obey God and let the Spirit lead and live through us; every follower of Jesus will mature, become more like him, more obedient to his instruction, and more effective on his mission.

The Church is the living body of Christ of which Jesus is the head. It is made up of those who believe Jesus and are seeking to follow him. This family and assembly of people functions metaphorically like the human body; a group of diverse and essential parts in relationship with each other, and growing and
working together to make progress and accomplish it’s purpose. The purpose of the Church is to glorify God by following him, getting to know him, loving him, loving others, and introducing him to a lost world that needs him.



May 15, 2022

12:15 - 1:45 pm

New to Headway Church? Interested in learning more about who we are, what we do, and why? Then join us for our next “GET HEADWAY” luncheon to learn more and ask questions.

Drew Clyde

Lead Pastor

I grew up in Fairfax and Loudoun County and went to Park View High School. My wife Dawn and I met at James Madison University and have been married for almost 25 years. We have 5 children…3 daughters (Maddie-22, Ryan-19, Devon-17) and 2 sons (Roba-15, Sean-14). We love living in Loudoun and being a part of this community. Before starting HEADWAY in 2013, I served at Church of the Redeemer in Gaithersburg, MD and with Prison Fellowship helping churches around the country serve prisoners and their families. Dawn spent 15 years focused on being an amazing Mom (she still is) and now she teaches Gourmet Foods and Personal Finance at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg.

Bobby ross

discipleship pastor

Bobby and Shelly are from Northern VA. After an 8 year career in sales , Bobby felt a call to pastoral ministry to help set people free from spiritual and physical issues that keep them from their truest potential. In 2012 he and his family moved to New England to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he graduated in 2016 with a Masters of Divinity. Bobby then faithfully pastored Dunstable Church in Massachusetts for 7 years before coming back to Loudoun County to begin serving with Headway Church. Bobby and Shelly have 2 children, their son Chale (10 yrs old) and their daughter Luelle (8 yrs old).

Starr Barnum

Administration & Outreach

Our family has been a part of Headway Church since the fall of 2014. My husband and I have been so refreshed and encouraged by the sense of community that we and our children continually experience and enjoy from being a part of the Headway family.Being on staff at Headway has given me unique opportunities to use my passions and gifts, and I am so grateful to be able to contribute and serve in these ways.

Luke Wilbur

Youth Director

Luke is a database specialist and passionate youth director. He’s a proud graduate of JMU where he met his wife, Jo. They live together in Purcellville where they love cooking, singing together, serving as volunteer Young Life leaders, and hanging out with friends. 

Find us

The Leesburg Junction
26 Fairfax ST. SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Contact Us