It's about more than just one night.


Night to Shine celebrates the uniqueness of each individual guest by providing an unforgettable night where they are welcomed, valued and loved!

“When I was at one of the proms last year, a beautifully dressed queen of the prom was hugging me when the girl’s mom leaned over and whispered with tears in her eyes, ‘My daughter will never get married and she will never have children, but tonight you made her feel like a princess!'”

—Tim Tebow


Sharing God's Love

Night to Shine shares the joy that is found in God’s love for each and every person.

“From the moments the guests of honor reached the front door to the smiles on their faces as they were greeted and walked down the red carpet, it was obvious that the joy of the Lord was in each of their hearts.”

—Peggy Hyland, Volunteer for Christ’s Church at Mason in Ohio


Ongoing Love & Support

Following Night to Shine, we have been encouraged to see countless churches develop continued programs for people with special needs.

Through Night to Shine, we hope people with special needs realize that their church can be a place where they are loved and feel welcomed.


Hosted by

Waterfront Church DC

About our Church

In 2003, God first provided Zack Randles the vision for Waterfront Church. Although Zack had never even visited Washington, DC, God was clear in His guidance to pursue ministry opportunities in our nation’s capitol.

After years of prayer, preparation and mission trips to the area – the Randles family relocated from Texas to begin hands-on work fulfilling God’s plan for this church. Waterfront held its first worship service on August 10, 2014, with 84 local residents in a rented conference room inside the Courtyard Marriott Navy Yard Hotel.

Since that time, God has continued to demonstrate His faithfulness. In 2016, Waterfront acquired a long-term lease on New Jersey Ave SE in Navy Yard, where the church is able to serve the community seven days a week.

The church currently holds three Sunday morning worship services for approximately 280 attendees and hosts weekly community groups throughout the area. Additionally, Waterfront participates in local, national and international service opportunities to glorify God.

To read more of our story, click here.