Warren Community Church exists to celebrate God’s presence, Demonstrate God’s Love, communicate God’s Word, incorporate God’s family, and educate God’s people
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 present 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)