Our Story

Our Story

This wonderful fellowship of believer's started with the heart to serve.  In the downtown Wilmington during the Christmas holiday in 2009 our Pastors had an instinctual desire to serve God's people in a church that could not always fit in the four walls.  That holiday our pastors and a few families started Purpose Church with serving meals and gifts to families in need. After that Christmas eve, there was not rest for Pastor Cedrick and Latoya Barrett because a vision begin to pour out to them day after day.  God began to unfold his vision for Purpose Church in the local community of Wilmington, NC.  They understood from that day on that they had to become an intelligent and loving encounter of God for people.  
In March 2010, Pastor Cedrick and Latoya Barrett began doing bible classes on Friday nights in the Seabreeze area.  They affectionately called it Friday Night Live.  The bible class was started with a strong desire and passion for individuals to know the intended will of God for their lives.  This first bible class started with 35 people with a hungry for God.  Pastors taught the word of God in such a practical, descriptive way that each soul could apply the word to their day to day lives. After a long careful consideration, Purpose Church was launched May 25, 2011 in a 9 am service.  We have witnessed this team become stronger, wiser, and healthier throughout the years.  Keep your eyes out for Purpose because the best is yet to come.