Our Church

Our Mission

Williamsburg Community Chapel is an interdenominational family of faith called to make disciples of Jesus Christ by: meeting people where they are on their spiritual journey (connect); getting people into God’s Word and God’s Word into people (grow); and preparing believers for works of service to foster unity and maturity in the Body of Christ (serve).

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. 

— Matthew 28:19-20

To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.  

— Ephesians 4:12-13

With God's help, we stick to a short list of core beliefs that we consider essential for true Christian fellowship, and we do our best to "agree to disagree" on things that are nonessential. Below is our Statement of Faith, which includes what we believe.

Statement of Faith

The Williamsburg Community Chapel is constituted as an interdenominational church wherein all of those who love Jesus Christ and desire to serve Him may join in one common effort. The Statement of Faith to which this church adheres finds its expression in all of the great historic confessions of the true church of Jesus Christ. Those other elements which have caused confusion and division in the past within the Church of Jesus Christ shall not be permitted to destroy the unity of this body. Accordingly, we urge that attitudes of Christian love and tolerance be expressed toward those within the Body of Christ holding different points of view.

We Believe
  • In one God manifest in three Persons - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
  • In the inspiration of all the Scriptures by the Holy Spirit, and that they are the final authority for our faith and practice.
  • In the creation of the human race in God’s image as immortal, morally responsible beings whose purpose is to serve and glorify God. Mankind chose rather to serve self-interest and thus all have sinned, creating the need for individual reconciliation to God.
  • In the Incarnation and Virgin Birth of the Lord Jesus Christ who, by His shed blood, substitutionary death, and bodily Resurrection, paid the redemptive price for our sins.
  • In the salvation of all who trust the Lord Jesus Christ and the just condemnation of all who reject Him.
  • In the work of God’s Spirit in the new birth, indwelling the believer, enabling him to grow in the likeness of Christ, and filling him with power to live a life committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • In the union of all believers as one body in Christ.
  • In the bodily Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to claim His own people and to set all things in order.

Our History

In September of 1976, two William & Mary science professors and their wives sought to establish a fellowship committed to Christ and the essential teachings of the historic Christian faith that would minister to the community of Williamsburg as well as around the world. They began meeting in their homes and, as the body grew, they moved to nearby Walsingham Academy. In 1989, the fellowship moved to its current location on John Tyler Highway. Over the years, the building has grown and changed, but the purpose of the church has remained the same: to make disciples as an interdenominational family of faith wherein all those who love Jesus Christ and desire to serve Him may join in one common effort.

We are grateful for our late senior pastors and their commitment to helping us fulfill our mission as a church.

Dick Woodward

34 Years of Service
1980 - 2014

Bill Warrick 

29 Years of Service
1984 - 2013

Our Consortium

The Williamsburg Community Chapel is part of an association of churches in the Tidewater region of Virginia called the Hampton Roads Consortium. This group of aligned churches are united in the vision and focus of making disciples of Jesus Christ and maintaining cooperative partnerships with each other. Consortium churches all share the common values of leadership development, world missions, church planting, local outreach, as well as biblical teaching and preaching. The lead pastors of these churches meet regularly to share needed counsel and assistance, coordinate special ministry and fellowship events, exchange pulpits periodically, and pray for one another.

The Consortium consists of: Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, Centerpoint Community Church,  James River Community Church, Peninsula Community Chapel, Virginia Beach Community Chapel, Eastside Church and the Williamsburg Community Chapel.