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Christopher Susan Christopher, D.V.M.
10998 Clara Barton Dr, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Dr. Susan Christopher is a veterinarian at the Companion Animal Clinic. She has been at the Companion AnimalMore Clinic since 1996. Dr. Christopher graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Her patients have included several White House pets. She currently lives in Vienna with her family and two pets of her own.
Sun Splash Tanning Salon
5622 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Sun Splash is a 10-bed facility in the Fairfax Station Square shopping center (close to Gold's Gym). The staff isMore friendly and not only knowledgeable about indoor tanning, but also knows what tanning products work best for specific skin types. The atmosphere is comfortable, clean, trendy and warm. Tanning products and one-time use or monthly and yearly memberships are available. Make sure you ask the staff about current specials.

The Sun Splash Salon in Fairfax Station is one of three Sun Splash Mega Tan locations in Northern Virginia. According to an employee at the Fairfax Station location, "All three locations offer inter-connectivity, which means that with a membership, you can tan at any one of our stores."

A quick over-view on safe tanning is part of the process for prospective and new members. The overview consists of basic information regarding your skin type, exposure on the beds and which type of lotions work best to achieve your tanning goals. After the overview and making a payment, you'll grab an in-house towel, sterilized goggles (and a tanning sticker if you'd like) and head off to your private and lockable tanning room.

After lotioning up, select the type of music you want to listen to while tanning, adjust the volume then tap the square white button on the wall and your computer-timed tanning session will begin.

Sun Splash offers tanning lotions and bronzers to help boost your tan so that you can get the best color in the shortest amount of time.



Jerusalem Baptist Church
5424 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Jerusalem Baptist Church has been in existence since 1840, but the church's history extends even further intoMore America's past: the site of Jerusalem Baptist Church was originally the home of Payne's Church, an Episcopal church that was founded in 1766. The church was occupied by the Confederates during the Civil War and was subsequently demolished by Union forces, who used its bricks to build winter quarters. In 1866, parishioners replaced the original church with the small white frame structure still standing today.

"We're a church that really desires to see, to know and to experience God," states Pastor Terry Smith. "Two of our strongest desires are a passion for the word of God and prayer. We want to be a house of prayer. I want to fulfill the scripture that says 'My house is a house of prayer.'"

The church offers a sustained individual prayer service every Sunday at 6pm, which is supplemented by a few songs and a brief message from the pulpit. How long does the community pray? "However long it takes," Smith replies. "And then we'll usually end with a song."

"What makes this community great is that we're multicultural and diverse," Smith says. "We represent nine different Hispanic countries. We have Koreans, Russians, Indians, biracial families. We are also becoming a very young church, and a lot of that is growth from within: we've seen a lot of Mason students come here, stay here, get married and have babies."

"Our desire is to not observe God, but to experience God," Smith adds. "I don't want our testimony to be from somewhere else. I want it to be a personal testimony. I don't want to hear about what God's doing through some other church; I want to experience it here." 

Through its Sounding Grace Music Academy, the church offers lessons on playing nearly any instrument.

Three days a week, through its Mothers Day Out program, the church offers day care and education from 9am until 1pm. 

"Some of the schools are saying that the kids who are coming through our programs are among the best-prepared in the schools," Smith states.  

"We support stay-at-home moms and this provides some time for moms to have time to themselves," Smith says. "We don't babysit—we teach character development as well as academic subjects. We have chosen to support those families, and we charge as minimally as we can. We're pretty much at capacity right now as far as what the county will allow."


Fairfax Baptist Temple
6401 Missionary Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Fairfax Baptist Temple has a congregation of more than 1,000 which worships in the massive meeting-house that loomsMore over the nearby Fairfax County Parkway. The church buildings sit just off of Burke Lake Road and are located on a 28-acre multi-use facility that includes playing fields.

Fairfax Baptist does a great deal to support the arts, starting with the fantastic orchestra, choruses and various musical ensembles it offers parishioners on Sunday mornings.

Local residents gather before the Sabbath's 10am worship service to share coffee and conversation in the church's grand, welcoming lobbies and corridors.

Members of the congregation make considerable efforts to make outsiders feel welcome, providing informative reading materials to guests during the service and a coffee hour with the church pastor afterwards, for example.

In addition to 9am Sunday Bible study and 5pm Sunday worship services, the church provides many distinct ministries, including a nursing home ministry and a Hispanic ministry. It also hosts numerous Bible study fellowship meetings for teens, singles, couples, seniors and other groups. Fairfax Baptist was founded in the 1970s by the current pastor's father, Dr. Bud Calvert.

Calvert's son, Dr. Troy Calvert, is a superb preacher - a fact doubtless reflected in the size of his flock; his sermons can be heard on the church's web site.

His wife, Becky Calvert, plays the piano and sings during worship services. 

The congregation is primarily white, but other ethnic groups are well-represented; the church claims more than 250 Hispanic members. Members of this evangelical church are doing missionary work all over the globe; the flags of many nations hang symbolically over the sanctuary.

The church provides a sign-language interpreter during services.

Fairfax Baptist also has an affiliated K-12 Christian school called Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy, and the church is also a satellite campus for Virginia Baptist College.