Who We Are

Our Mission

Community Bible Church exists as a multi-generational ministry for the worship of Jesus Christ, for the personal, spiritual growth of each individual, and to reach out to others with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

Adopted In

We endeavor to be a church that invites people to become adopted in to the family of God through salvation which in turn makes them adopted in to the local church for corporate worship, fellowship, and community.

Growing Up

We emphasize spiritual disciplines in the Christian life that will foster each individual believer growing up. These practices are intended to reform a person’s heart, which works itself out in their heads (biblical literacy) and hands (Christian service).

Reaching Out

Ultimately, growth in Christ is for the purpose of reaching out. We recognize that God has uniquely given each person a circle in which they uniquely have influence including family, friends, neighbors, schoolmates, and co-workers. The best opportunity to see these people won to Christ is through individual witness.

What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).

There is One God

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:1, 1:26; Ex. 3:13-14; Col. 1:17; Matt. 28:19-20).

The Deity of Jesus Christ

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory (John 1:1-3, 14; Matt. 1:18; Acts 4:12; Eph. 1:1-14; 2 Cor. 5:21).

Salvation

For the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Rom. 3:23, 5:8, 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9; Tit. 3:4-7).

Ministry of the Holy Spirit

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (John 14:26; 16:7-15; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-40; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:4-13).

Resurrection

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost (Dan. 12:2; 1 Cor. 15:51-53). They that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation (1 Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 19, 20:11-15).

Spiritual Unity of All Believers

In the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:22-23, 5:23-33; 1 Cor. 12:12-28).

Our Pastors

Pete Slusher

Pete Slusher

Senior Pastor

Serving on staff at CBC since April 1996.

Married to Kathy Slusher since December 1980 & two kids (Mike & Katie).

B.S. from Cedarville & M.Div. from Northwest Baptist.

Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne

Pastor of Education

Serving on staff at CBC since August 2011.

Married to Janelle Hearne since 1997 & four kids (Jacob, Joshua, Josiah, & Jace).

B.S. in Mathematics from The Master’s College, M.R.E. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary & M.Div. from Western Seminary.

Dale Bitterling

Dale Bitterling

Executive Pastor

Serving on staff at CBC since February of 2002.

Married to Debbie Bitterling since 1989. Two adult kids (Arielle & Alex), one grandchild (Emmett), & one on the way.

B.S. from Southern Oregon State College.

Spencer Thorpe

Spencer Thorpe

Pastor of Student Ministries

Serving on staff at CBC since July 2010.

Married to Meckenzie Thorpe since 2014 & two kids (Huxley & Camille).

B.S. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute & M.Div. from Western Seminary.

Mike Slusher

Mike Slusher

Pastor of Worship

Serving on staff at CBC since July 2015.

Married to Samantha Slusher since August 2003 & three kids (Audree, Katherine, & Meredith). 

B.S. in Business Management from Cedarville.

Our Staff

Barb Goheen

Barb Goheen

Administrative Assistant
Jessica Hooper

Jessica Hooper

Facilities Manager
Sabrina Lopes

Sabrina Lopes

HR & Bookkeeping
Angie Swaim

Angie Swaim

Children’s Ministry Director

Our Elders

David Johnson

Ed Easton

Eric Rawding

John Puttman

Robin Hulce

Len Jacobson

Don Kuyper

Pete Slusher

Kevin Hearne

Dale Bitterling

Spencer Thorpe

Mike Slusher

Our Deacons

Bill Stewart

Brent Gibson

Gary Nab

David Hooper

Jim Juhl

Norm Heyden

David Lopes

Eric Sporer

Christian Schwindle

Greg Hesse

Jack Buel

Jeff Reed

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