Franconia Baptist Church was founded in 1870. The church was originally called Beulah Baptist as it was located on Beulah Road in Alexandria, Virginia. In the early 1950s the congregation, under the pastoral leadership of Dr. C. L. Bishop, decided to seek out a new location with more space. The church eventually settled on the current property located at the corner of S. Van Dorn Street and Franconia Road. Upon relocating, the church adopted a new name—Franconia Baptist Church.
In 2015, Nick Roark was called to serve as the pastor of Franconia Baptist Church. Today, Franconia Baptist is a diverse community of believers who are committed to glorifying God by proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in all the nations and equipping Christians for life and ministry.
Franconia Baptist Church serves in friendly cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention.