Sterling, VA


Phase II Complete 2002


500-seat sanctuary

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Galilee United Methodist Church

LeMay Erickson Willcox provided master planning and design for a multi-phased construction program for Galilee United Methodist Church. Sited on a serene lake, the design reflects contemporary aesthetics that respect and recall traditional church imagery. The unique cupola and spire identify the church and lend it landmark status along a busy Northern Virginia commuter route.

Phase I provides a sanctuary for 500 people which opens onto a lakeside outdoor terrace, a narthex, a nursery, and a exterior courtyard with a bell tower and dogwood grove. Phase II provides significant expansion, including a new gymnasium, music and administration areas, and remodeling and expansion of existing classrooms.


“LeMay Erickson has a unique ability to design worship spaces....The architecture itself compliments the worship of God.”

Rev. Wayne Sneed, Senior Pastor Galilee United Methodist Church Sterling, Virginia