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.



Our Vision is Jesus

He is the exact expression of God (Hebrews 1:3)

Our Mission

We Exist to Help the Overchurched and Overlooked Experience the Love, Grace, and Goodness of God through 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.