Our Story

Our Story

Community West Church came into being on April 20, 2014, as a church plant of Third Church, another church here in West Richmond. For five years prior to that, our pioneering community was a second site of Third Church.

We’re excited to be a church that exists for the sake of West Richmond. West Richmond historically has been an affluent transitional community. However, in recent decades the region has experienced growing diversity, social fragmentation and rising poverty. It’s also true that while suburban people have real struggles just like everybody else, we tend to hide those struggles behind masks of self-sufficiency.  

Community West hopes to help strengthen the fabric of West Richmond, serving local needs, breaking down walls of isolation, and providing a safe place where suburban people can drop their masks. At Community West, we believe Jesus really is the hope of the world. We believe Jesus enters into our places of personal struggle to redeem our broken lives and to heal our splintered community. We believe God is renewing West Richmond, one life and one neighborhood at a time. We believe God is bringing us back into relationship with himself and each other. We're also excited that on March 3, 2016, we purchased 19 acres of land on at 2340 Pump Road for our future church home, right in the heart of West Richmond.

Community West Church is a new thing God is doing in West Richmond. We hope you’ll consider taking up your journey of faith with us. Take a look around our website, and drop in on us some Sunday morning. We hope to see you soon!

Nelson Ould
Lead Pastor