Annual Report

From our Pastors

2022 was a landmark year for Cultivate Church. People found brand new life in Jesus and began living life on purpose. We were able to help spread the gospel around the world, plant new churches, serve our community, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Thank you for loving Jesus, His church, and His people. Because of you, eternity has gotten bigger. As you read through this simple report, let it be a reminder of God's goodness and faithfulness.

Life on Purpose,

Brandon Doss & Brandon Matthews
Lead Team Pastors

about us

This is Our Story


The Doss and Matthews families move to Shelby County, AL to build a launch team for Cultivate Church. Weekly meetings were held on Sunday nights in their home. The launch team grew to around 50 people.


Cultivate Church launches January 8th, 2012 at Thompson High School. 199 people attended the launch on an incredibly stormy Sunday morning.


Cultivate transitioned from a portable church to our first facility. Volunteers worked 15 hour days from October – December to renovate the facility.
To accommodate growth, Cultivate expanded to two Sunday morning worship experiences meeting at 9:15 and 11:00 AM.


In 2016 Cultivate grew by 50%. To facilitate the growth, a third worship experience was added expanding worship times to 9:00, 10:15, and 11:30 AM.


As people began driving up to 45 minutes from across the county, Cultivate Church Columbiana launched Sunday, January 14th, 2018 to provide more room for more people.


The new Alabaster campus opened Sunday, August 22nd, 2021. The new facility triples the space of the old Alabaster campus once again providing more room for more people.

Our Vision

We see a place where Jesus is bigger than anything else.

“We are very intentional about everything we do. We are dedicated to accomplishing the vision God has given us.”
Brandon Doss, Lead Team Pastor

It is our vision to be a place where:
  • The unknowing become fully devoted followers of Christ.
  • People are equipped for purpose.
  • Life giving churches are planted.
  • Churches connect for resource and relationship.

The church isn’t about our street corner or our logo. We believe in the work that Christ is doing in every church. It is our vision to not only build the church that God has called us to, but to be a resource and benefit to others as well.

Our Mission

This is our commitment to carry out the vision.

It is our mission to cultivate:
  • A passion for God. 
  • A passion for people. 
  • A passion for purpose.

“What would happen if church was a place where the main thing was the main thing? Jesus and life change is our priority.”
Brandon Matthews, Lead Team Pastor

We believe when you fall in love with God you fall in love with His people. When those two things come together you become hungry for your purpose in order to make a difference in the lives of others. This is the process of a life on purpose.

a picture is worth
a thousand words

There are so many incredible people that make incredible moments at Cultivate. Church is a not a building, address, logo, or personality. We are a family working to make a difference today to impact the eternity of tomorrow. We are a family living #lifeonpurpose.

By the numbers

people said
YES to Jesus

our cultivate
church family
grew 16.7% 

    29% more people said yes to Jesus in 2022 than in 2021.
    It is our focus each week to introduce people to a brand new life in Jesus!



107% more people completed Roots in 2022 than 2021.
80% more people joined the team in 2022 than 2021.

50 People
Were baptized

51% more people were baptized in 2022 than 2021.

gathered across
42  small groups 

Fun Fact: Small groups happen 30 weeks per year and are broken into three semesters.
Groups can be based on any interest. There are hundreds who meet in small groups at Cultivate.
We believe this is where real life change happens.



general operations

Weekend experiences

Total Income


Missions budget includes any resource used to carry the Gospel to others.. This includes local, national, and world missions. In 2022 we were able to give 15.6% of our total income 100% no strings attached. 

General Operations

General operations is everything required to operate the church. From staffing, facilities, facility maintenance, administration fees, etc. This covers the operation of two physical locations in Alabaster and Columbiana.

Weekend Experiences

Sundays are a big day at Cultivate. More people say yes to Jesus on Sunday than any other day, so we do it BIG. Weekend Experiences include any cost associated with making Sunday the best day of the week and a safe place for everyone to belong.
The 2022 total income increased 10.7% over 2021. This was the largest year of giving in the history of Cultivate.

giving back

Groups We Supported

Soles4Souls (232 Coats)
Vitamin Angels (13,054 Vitamins)
Compassion (1,058 Days of Care)
Feed One (28,805 Meals)
Watsi (18 Surgeries)
Build On (9,889 Bricks)
Convoy of Hope (6,306 Days of Education)
Ultimate Impact
Alabaster Police Department
Association of Related Churches
First Priority of Alabama
Brother Bryan Mission
Kings Home
Shelby County Businesses
Hunger House Ministries
Missionaries Ethan & Lindsay Efferson
Five Stones Church
Keys Church
The Ark Church Magnolia
26 Shelby County Schools

Check-In and Do Good

Fun Fact: By simply checking-in to Cultivate on Facebook or Instagram each week you are being generous. With every check-in, Cultivate gives financially to support a cause.

Church Planting

Various Serves

Police Dinner

Every police officer in the city of Alabaster enjoyed a night of honor, appreciation, and good food. Cultivate always provides the meal for the annual event.

Kings Home

Dozens of volunteers provided landscaping and organizational support for the Kings Home.

Kids Fest

It's a Lava Lava Luau! Hundreds of kids had a blast at our annual Kids Fest.


It is better to give than to receive. You helped provide Christmas for 202 kids. Parents even received wrapping paper, bows, stockings, and stocking stuffers.

Kona Ice

Throughout the summer Cultivate provided FREE Kona Ice to drive around neighborhoods for kids. 

Monster Walk

Hundreds were served FREE popcorn, water, hotdogs, and candy at his annual event.

Juarez, Mexico 

Each December Cultivate helps to provide Christmas for hundreds of kids in Juarez, with our missionaries Ethan and Lindsay Efferson of Hunger House Ministries. 

Teacher Baskets

Teachers across 26 different schools were served with snack baskets to say thank you for all they do for our kids.
Other serves include:
Convoy of Hope
Liberty Day
Columbiana Christmas Parade
Back to School Bash
Alabaster Prayer Breakfast

exciting growth


Cultivate Men launched special gatherings just for the guys. Men spend time connecting to build relationships, eating, playing games, and a time of worship and a message. 

welcome to the team

Cultivate Church is not ours, it belongs to God. We are only the stewards of it. As it continues to grow we want to be faithful with what God has given and it was time for our full-time staff to grow so that we could better care for what God has given. We are excited to welcome these new additions to the team in 2022.
Brittany Kelley
Director of Operations
Wendy Mitchell
Facilities Manger
Ben Brackin
Next Gen Pastor

church online

Going Live

Our new Alabaster Campus Building provided the much needed space for a live Sunday morning broadcast. Thanks to our new live stream team, our full Sunday morning worship experience is live at 10:15 AM. The broadcast features a multi-cam operation with live switching for in house and online viewing. The stream reaches our website, mobile app, YouTube, and is later broadcast on Alabaster Living TV.

Viewership has grown over 1,500% since going live. 

message series

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Alabaster Campus
Sundays @9:00 am & 10:15 am
509 1st St SW
Alabaster, AL 35007
Celebrate Recovery
Friday Nights @7:00 pm
509 1st St SW
Alabaster, AL 35007
Columbiana Campus
Sundays @9:00 am & 10:15 am
21011 AL-25
Columbiana, AL 35051
Cultivate Students
Wednesday Nights @7:00 pm
509 1st St. SW
Alabaster, AL 35007
Church Online
Sundays @10:15 am