Our Story

The birth of One Community Church began as a joke... which turned into a conversation...which became a life-altering reality.

"What if we started a new kind of church?"

Lead pastor Paul Dudley and his wife Karen jokingly asked this question in 2005 while doing ministry in Grand Rapids, Michigan. What started as a joke evolved into a major life shift, and in December 2005, Paul & Karen moved to Lynchburg to follow God's calling to plant a 'new' kind of church. In a city of 400 churches, Paul questioned 'why Lynchburg?' God continues to answer that question.

Because Christians Need Jesus Too.

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OUR VISION

Our Vision is Jesus


Our Mission

is to make disciples of Jesus.

The Greek word for a disciple is described as simply a “learner”.


Our Heart

Our heart is to make disciples that learn about the love, grace, and freedom of our Father through his son Jesus .


Our Values

As our church grows, it has become more important to clearly articulate the values that define and shape our culture. These are the core values we live by:

  1. MOVEMENT: Be led by the Holy Spirit
  2. EXCELLENCE: Give your best and see the best in others
  3. GENEROSITY: Be generous in your time, talent, and treasure
  4. AUTHENTICITY: Be real in your relatonship with God and others

Our Beliefs

See how we view God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith.