About Us

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Our Mission and History


Christ Community Church of Virginia was founded as an All-Denominational church to undertake the Christian responsibility to offer God's Grace to all people and create a community that embraces people of varied Christian traditions.  All 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.

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 his Bachelor of Science in Religion from Liberty University in 2010 and will receive his 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, Rylee), two grandchildren (Harper, Rae), and a dog (Max).  Derek also serves as President/Owner of Layman Financial and President of the Board of Directors for Faith Network of Franklin County.


Music Director

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

She also plays the organ for Trinity Episcopal Church, in Gretna, Virginia.
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 7 dogs and 6 cats....of varying ages and descriptions (all shelter or strays,)  

and enjoys painting when she can find the time.