Our Mission & Vision

“A Purpose Driven Church”

We believe a Great Commitment
to the Great Commandment
and the Great Commission
will grow a Great Church

The Great Commandment:
Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.All the law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40

The Great Commission: 
Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”Matthew 28:19-20

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart” is WORSHIP
“Love your neighbor as yourself” is MINISTRY
“Go and make disciples” is EVANGELISM
“baptizing them …..” is to incorporate into FELLOWSHIP
Teach them…all things…” is DISCIPLESHIP

Warren Community Church Exists To:

Celebrate God’s Presence
Demonstrate God’s Love
Communicate God’s Word
Incorporate God’s Family
Educate God’s People

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Ken Culver, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Ken has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served as the pastor since our inception in April 2001. He can be reached at (901) 465-0222 or pastorken@warrencommunitychurch.org.

 

Jason Bullington, Pastor to Families

Pastor Jason’s main responsibility is teaching the youth and bringing families together. He can be reached at (901) 465-0222 or email jason@warrencommunitychurch.org.

 

Gery Niess, Worship Pastor

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Pastor Gery’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. He can be reached at (901) 465-0222 or email gery@warrencommunitychurch.org.

 

 

 

STACKLEY, LOU; (Staff)15Administrator

Adrian manages the day-to-day operations and the facility. She is the first stop for questions. Call her today at (901) 465-0222 or email astackley@warrencommunitychurch.org.

 

ROLAND, Steve & Cheryle; Jenna, Calli, GentryCheryle Roland, Children’s Director and Mother’s Day Out Director

Cheryle’s responsibilities are teaching and directing the children nursery through 5th grade. She can be reached at (901) 465-0222 or email children@warrencommunitychurch.org.

 

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM; (Staff)20Bill Lawrence, Chief Financial Officer

The title says it all…Bill manages the financials of Warren Community Church.
 
 
 

 

Our History:

Warren Community Church began as a burden in the heart of Pastor Ken Culver for reaching this generation of people with the life-changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ken had pastored traditional churches for over 20 years and became frustrated with many of the traditions of the church that hindered its growth and outreach.

After two years of prayer and planning, Ken resigned his pastorate at the Calvary Baptist Church in Brownsville, Tennessee, and moved his family to the Oakland community in June of 1999. The Culver family joined the First Baptist Church in Somerville and Ken was called by the church to be the Mission Pastor, Church Planter. First Baptist voted to help sponsor Warren Community Church in their May, 1999 business meeting.

Ken and his wife, Jan, began the church as a Bible study group that met in their home every Tuesday night. The first Bible study meeting was held on August 10, 1999. As the Bible study group grew and caught the vision of starting the new church, they made definite plans for their official launch date of April 23, 2000. Fayette Academy, a local private school, gave permission to the church to use their cafeteria for the worship services. In 2002 the church relocated to their persent home.

Warren Community Church is a non-traditional, contemporary church whose purpose is to glorify God by making and growing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT A GREAT COMMITMENT TO THE GREAT COMMANDMENT AND THE GREAT COMMISSION WILL GROW A GREAT CHURCH.

This purpose statement clearly reflects what we believe to be the mission of the church as laid out by Jesus Christ.We believe the mission to be motivated by a three-fold expression of love:

  • We are to love the Lord. The foremost command of scripture, Jesus said, is to love God (Matthew 22:37)
  • We are to love one another. Jesus said, “By this shall all men know if you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Love that reaches out to meet the real needs of those around us is what God has called us to model to the citizens of Warren community and Fayette County.
  • We are to love the cause of Christ. God has commissioned us with the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ to the entire world. We love Him, we love His children, and we love the unchurched. Therefore we accept Gods direction to reach all people for Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20)

We believe:

ONE!

“There is ONE Body and ONE Spirit… there is ONE Lord, ONE faith, ONE baptism, and ONE God and Father of us all”

(Ephesians 4:4-6)

In essential beliefs – we have unity

“There is one Body and one Spirit… there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all” (Ephesians 4:4-6)

In non-essential beliefs – we have liberty
“Accept him who’s faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself an God.” (Romans 14:1,4,12,22)
In all our beliefs – we show charity
“…If I hold in my hand not only all human knowledge, but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains – but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” (1 Corinthians 13:2)

 

About God

God is the Creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1,26,27;Genesis 3:22;Psalm 90:2;Matthew 28:19;1 Peter 1:2;II Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all the people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22,23;Isaiah 9:6;John 1:1-5;John 14:10-30;Hebrews 4:14-15;I Corinthians 15:3-4;Romans 1:3-4;Acts 1:9-11;I Timothy 6:14-15;Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
(II Corinthians 3:17;John 16:7-13;John 14:16-17;Acts 1:8;I Corinthians 2:12;I Corinthians 3:16;Ephesians 1:13;Galatians 5:25;Ephesians 5:18)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance
of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
(II Timothy 3:16;II Peter 1:20-21;II Timothy 1:13;Psalm 119:105,160;Psalm 12:6;Proverbs 30:5)

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude seperates people from God and causes many problems in life.
(Genesis 1:27;Psalm 8:3-6;Isaiah 53:6a;Romans 3:23;Isaiah 59:1-2)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23;Ephesians 2:8-9;John 1:12;Titus 3:5;Galatians 3:26;Romans 5:1)

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation is for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
(John 10:28-29;II Timothy 1:12;Hebrews 7:25;Hebrews 10:10,14;I Peter 1:3-5)

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16;John 14:17;Romans 6:23;Romans 8:17-18;Revelation 20:15;I Corinthians 2:7-9)