Our Story

The C3 Story

Commonwealth Christian Community is an enthusiastic, energetic local body of committed followers of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on honoring Christ. Our commitment is to obey the Scriptures. Our purpose is to grow mature Christian disciples. Our call is to proactively impact our community. Our mission is to touch the world with the love of God. Our heart is to honor the Lord in true worship. Our joy is to do all of this through the guidance and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. But stating who we are implies a history.

This local body of believers in Christ has had a presence in this area for over 50 years. This congregation was birthed in ‚old fashioned‚ tent meetings in the 1950's. This was the heyday of revivalism and powerful moves of God's Spirit in open air crusades. Birthed in the spiritual fervor of earnest people seeking to serve God wholeheartedly, this community of faith has weathered its storms, fought its battles, and overcome multiple challenges to arrive at this point ‑ a point where we believe we are commissioned by God to positively influence the society and culture of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia. Now under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Lead Pastor Paul Hollifield, Commonwealth Christian Community is poised to address the contemporary needs of our community with the timeless message of the Savior's grace and love.