Soul Purpose’s History
Soul Purpose Church launched in March 2005, meeting in rented space in Liberty High School. Matt & Elayna Gregory moved into the area in the previous year, believing God wanted them to launch a new church in the growing, but still rural, area of Bealeton. Several families from the Culpeper area made up the initial core team. Financial resources and training support came from a variety of churches and the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV). This church would be a family community church designed to help people connect with God and His church even if they had no church or religious background. By the end of 2009, God had used Soul Purpose Church to be the catalyst in seeing over 50 people come to know Christ and connect with His church.
In 2010, Soul Purpose Church received an invitation from Pastor Allen Dickerson and Community Christian Church to rent and share space at their facility on Shipps Store Road south of Bealeton. [Community Christian Church had recently rebuilt after a tragic fire destroyed their building.] For the first time, Soul Purpose Church had 24/7 space in which to meet. After following a shared meeting arrangement for 2 years, the congregations making up Soul Purpose Church and Community Christian Church voted to merge together as ONE CHURCH starting January 1, 2012.
After this union, the church is now known as Soul Purpose Community Church. The pastors from the two previous churches still serve as the pastors of this united church. Pastor Matt serves in the role of Lead Pastor and Pastor Allen serves as Care Pastor.