About Us

Learn more about who we are 

Our Vision, Mission, History

and Beliefs


Our Vision:

A vibrant Christian church family offering our community hope and God's love.

Our Mission:

To serve our community by instilling love, hope and grace as we live in God's will as individuals and as a Christian church community.


All are welcome!



The planning or organizing the church began in the fall of 1994.


Through the generosity of some local churches, and organ, piano and hymnals were provided.  The first service was held on February 5, 1995 in Union Hall.  A house and 35 acres near Penhook was then donated with renovation being done by members.  The first service in our new church house was held on Christmas Eve of 1995.  A cemetery, open to the public, was also estabished.  Our "House On The Hill" served as our worship center until October 15, 2000 when we moved to our present sanctuary.


Our members represent multiple denominations; all are welcome.





o   We the people of Christ Community Church enter into a promise with our Lord to share in the ministry of Jesus Christ with the acknowledgement of our Baptism.


o   We undertake this responsibility to offer God’s grace to all people and create a Christian community where all those seeking God’s blessing will be welcome.


o   We believe this mission is led by the Holy Spirit into the realm of God’s Kingdom and hereby dedicated as Christ Community Church of Virginia.


o   Christ Community Church, a fellowship of believers, is a part of the Church Universal. Therefore, all persons, without regard to race, gender, color, national origin, station or economic condition shall be eligible to attend its worship services, to participate in its programs and be received into its membership.


o   Members shall be all persons who have been formally received into the membership of the congregation of Christ Community Church and are listed on the official roster of the church. Those persons must accept or have accepted, Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, make or have made a profession of faith, be or have been baptized, submit to the government of the church, and be active in the worship, work, and stewardship of Christ Community Church.  Members must elect to be classified as “Associate Members” in order to retain membership in other churches with whom they have a relationship with Christ. 


o   Friend of the Church – Any person who attends and participates in Christ Community Church activities but chooses not to formally join as a Member or Associate Member will be classified as a “Friend”.



The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the quick and the dead.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.






Our Pastor

Pastor Derek began his tenure at Christ Community Church in May 2018 after serving six years as pastor of Cool Springs Christian Church.  Derek received a Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine in 2020.  Derek and his wife, Heather, have six children (Dylan, Ryan, Eryn, Sydney, Dawsyn, and Rylee), three grandchildren (Harper, Rae and Nash), and a dog (Max).  In addition to his pastoral duties, Derek also serves as President/Owner of Layman Financial and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lake Christian Ministries.


Governing Council

Co-chairman: Randy Agee

Co-chairman: Jim Wilson

Secretary: Marcie Cobble

Treasurer: Julie Sullivan

Worship: Lillian Farling

Christian Education: Tom Ulbrich

Membership: Sharon Agee

Safety: Rich Mathis

Outreach: Jody Barbour & Anne Wood

Property: Mike Kordich

Communications: Deborah Smith

Member-at-Large: Linda Simpson

Strategic Planning: Jim Wajciechowski

Trustee Representative: Marilyn Hanover


Music Director

Lillian Farling began her Tenure at Christ Community Church in August of 2015, where she serves as Director of Music.  
Prior to coming to Christ Community Church she was

Choir Director and frequent soloist for Mt. Hermon

United Methodist Church in Lynch Station, Virginia.  
Lillian was born in Philadelphia, PA and attended Nazareth Academy, a private Catholic girls school, where she was a soloist with the choir and frequently played piano and sang in the school's musical programs.
She is an "animal enthusiast" and shares her home with 4 dogs and 5 cats....of varying ages and descriptions (all shelter or strays,)  

and enjoys painting when she can find the time.