FROM OUR PASTOR

Thank you for taking time to visit us here at Community Bible Baptist Church!

As Pastor I want to invite you to join us whenever you are in the Tampa Bay area. At Community you will find a 21st century church with a commitment to 1st century Christianity! If you are looking for a warm, friendly church, exciting music, and relevant Bible preaching for the whole family, you have found the place to call home.

Community is a church with a rich heritage in Pinellas County. For over sixty years our heritage has been that of Bible preaching, sharing Christ, strengthening homes, and impacting lives across the region and around the world. While we enjoy a great past, we are more excited about the future and where the Lord is leading our ministry.

Ministry is not something we talk about here at Community; it is who we are. Ministry opportunities abound here at Community. Whether it is our Master Clubs program, Bus Ministry, the age-appropriate Sunday School classes, Bible studies for adults, music program, Christian education, world-wide missions program, nursery ministry, or senior adults ministry, we have a heart for it. The people of Community are not looking to be entertained each week but to serve God by serving others!

Each service at Community you will be uplifted by Christ-honoring music, challenged by relevant Bible preaching and teaching, encouraged by others who seek to follow Christ, and given an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in your life! I would like to invite you personally to join us as an honored guest for one of our services. We have a well-equipped nursery that utilizes a vibrating paging system to notify you if there is a need with your child. Our nursery is staffed with loving, well-trained ladies to give the best care possible to your children.

Please look around our site to find more answers to any questions you may have. If you need information that you cannot find on the site, please use our contact page to send us a note or call us here at the church office. You might also enjoy our audio and video page to listen or watch a recent sermon. If I or any of our staff can be a help to you please do not hesitate to call on us.

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to having you visit in person in the near future!

 

IN CHRISTIAN LOVE

John W. Brent Stancil, Sr. Pastor
Acts 20:24

THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN.

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

FROM OUR

PASTOR

Thank you for taking time to visit us here at Community Bible Baptist Church!

As Pastor I want to invite you to join us whenever you are in the Tampa Bay area. At Community you will find a 21st century church with a commitment to 1st century Christianity! If you are looking for a warm, friendly church, exciting music, and relevant Bible preaching for the whole family, you have found the place to call home.

Community is a church with a rich heritage in Pinellas County. For over sixty years our heritage has been that of Bible preaching, sharing Christ, strengthening homes, and impacting lives across the region and around the world. While we enjoy a great past, we are more excited about the future and where the Lord is leading our ministry.

Ministry is not something we talk about here at Community; it is who we are. Ministry opportunities abound here at Community. Whether it is our Master Clubs program, Bus Ministry, the age-appropriate Sunday School classes, Bible studies for adults, music program, Christian education, world-wide missions program, nursery ministry, or senior adults ministry, we have a heart for it. The people of Community are not looking to be entertained each week but to serve God by serving others!

Each service at Community you will be uplifted by Christ-honoring music, challenged by relevant Bible preaching and teaching, encouraged by others who seek to follow Christ, and given an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in your life! I would like to invite you personally to join us as an honored guest for one of our services. We have a well-equipped nursery that utilizes a vibrating paging system to notify you if there is a need with your child. Our nursery is staffed with loving, well-trained ladies to give the best care possible to your children.

Please look around our site to find more answers to any questions you may have. If you need information that you cannot find on the site, please use our contact page to send us a note or call us here at the church office. You might also enjoy our audio and video page to listen or watch a recent sermon. If I or any of our staff can be a help to you please do not hesitate to call on us.

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to having you visit in person in the near future!

 

IN CHRISTIAN LOVE

John W. Brent Stancil, Sr. Pastor
Acts 20:24

THE BIBLE SAYS THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO HEAVEN.

Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

GOOD WORKS CANNOT SAVE YOU.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:

it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU MUST DO:
ADMIT YOU ARE A SINNER. YOUR SIN SEPARATES YOU FROM GOD.

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” (Romans 3:23)

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12)

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:10)

BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU, WAS BURIED, AND ROSE FROM THE DEAD.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.

“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:10)

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

What to pray: Confess. Place all your faith on Christ.

Sample Prayer

Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour.

Congratulations!

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

THE NEXT STEP: GROW.

If you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, as a Christian you should:

Read your Bible every day to get to know Christ better.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)
Pray: Talk to God in prayer every day.

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22)

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Be baptized, worship, fellowship, and serve with in a church where Christ
is preached and the Bible is the final authority.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)

“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:25)

Share: Tell others about Christ.

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19)

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)

WELCOMING PASTOR STANCIL

Our History

Timeline

2018

The Jabez Project

The Jabez Project

New Shiloh Baptist joined Community Bible Baptist Church

Architect was chosen for the New Campus

Review plans for 26,000 square foot auditorium and gymnasium.

2017

The New Property

The New Property

2017 Community purchased 4 acres of land on 6565 78th ave N. Pinellas Park, Florida.

2015

New Life Baptist Church Plant

New Life Baptist Church Plant

Community Bible Baptist Church sent out Pastor Jonathan Redford to plant New Life Baptist Church in Largo Florida

2009

Arrivial of Pastor Stancil

Arrivial of Pastor Stancil

Pastor Stancil became the Senior Pastor of Community Bible Baptist Church

2006

The Merger

The Merger

The Merger of Bible Baptist Church and Central Bible Church of St. Petersburg Inc.

LOCATION
COMMUNITY BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH
6565 78th Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

PHONE & EMAIL
Secretary.cbbcfla@gmail.com
727-323-4907

SERVICE TIMES
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School

10:00 a.m. – Morning Worship Service & Children’s Service (K5-6th)

5:00 p.m. – Music Rehearsals

6:00 p.m. – Evening Worship Service

 

WEDNESDAY
7:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study

7:00 p.m. – Teen Bible Study

7:00 p.m. – Children’s Bible Study (K5-6th)

 

THURSDAY
7:00 p.m. – Reformers Unanimous

Statement of Faith

Community Bible Baptist Church is a family of believers who hold dear the doctrine of our faith. Our beliefs are as follows:

GOD – we believe there is one God who exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

JESUS – we believe that Jesus is the Son of God who was born of a virgin, was wholly God, and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

THE RETURN OF CHRIST – we believe Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

HOLY SPIRIT – we believe that God, the Holy Spirit, is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.

THE BIBLE – we believe in the Holy Scripture accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very word of God, verbally inspired in all parts; the scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and authoritative rule for a life in faith.

MAN – we believe that man is a special creation of God made in His image but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners in need of salvation.

SALVATION – we believe in salvation by grace through faith, that salvation is a free gift of God not by any virtue or works of man but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; that all true believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish.

ASSURANCE – we believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

ETERNITY – we believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ will spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ will spend eternity in Heaven.

SATAN – we believe in the existence of Satan, the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross and therefore, his final doom is certain.

BAPTISM – we believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS – we believe in the priesthood of all believers; that Christ is our great High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God’s presence without the need of a human priest, that the believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scripture guided by the Holy Spirit.

CHURCH – we believe that a New Testament church is an organized body of born-again, baptized believers practicing Scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission.

CHURCH ORDINANCES – we believe that the two Scriptural ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion of believers only and the Lord’s Supper to be partaken of by obedient Christians of like faith and order.

PRAYER – we believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

GOVERNMENT – we believe in the separation of church and state but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.

Staff

DR. JOHN WALKER BRENT STANCIL

DR. JOHN WALKER BRENT STANCIL

Pastor

Dr. John Walker (Brent) Stancil is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist College in Pontiac, Michigan. After graduation, he served as an assistant to Dr. Tom Malone, Sr. at the Emmanuel Baptist Church also in Pontiac. He served three years in Michigan before accepting the call to Val Verde Baptist Church in July of 1997 until May of 2009. At that time, following God’s clear leading, he assumed the pastorate of Community Bible Baptist Church. Preacher, as he is known by his congregations, conducts revival meetings and Bible conferences across America as well as in several foreign countries. He is also a sought after youth and college preacher conducting Bible College and Christian school revivals throughout the year. We are confident that you will enjoy his relevant Bible preaching and teaching as well as his warm and caring personality. Pastor Stancil is married to the former Miss Valerie Ware and they have four sons, Quinn, Collin, Grant, Hutson and two daughters, Madeline and Maya. Pastor and Valerie are active medical foster parents and are using their influence to call other Christians into foster care and adoption.

PAUL HAYENGA

PAUL HAYENGA

ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRIES

Paul Hayenga was raised in a Christian home in Rockford, Illinois, where his family was very involved in church ministries. He was saved at the age of 5 after family devotions on a Tuesday evening. Paul was privileged to attend and graduate from Rockford Baptist School. After graduating he attended Pensacola Christian College with a criminal justice major. God began dealing with his heart through the chapel services at PCC, and by second semester of his freshman year God had burdened his heart for the ministry. In 2003 Paul graduated from PCC and moved to Seminole, Florida, with his wife Kristi to be the Assistant Pastor at Bible Baptist Church. God has blessed Paul and Kristi with 2 daughters, Madison and Olivia who serve along side them. Since 2003, Paul has overseen the administrative ministries at Community Bible Baptist Church.

NICK GUFFEY

NICK GUFFEY

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Nick Guffey grew up in a Christian home, where they were very involved in church. He was a church staff kid all of his childhood. He graduated from Central Baptist High school, then attended Hyles-Anderson college. He was youth pastor and music director at New Shiloh Baptist church for 10 years. His family accepted the call to serve at CBBC in 2018 where he now serves as the Youth Pastor.

MIKE AUSTIN

MIKE AUSTIN

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

As a fourth generation native Floridian, Pastor Mike Austin certainly understands why so many others have made the Sunshine State their new home. Reared with sand in his shoes and a fishing rod in his hand, he sees his home not only as a paradise to be enjoyed but also as a mission field to be harvested, of which he and his wife Susannah are a proven product. A personal visit from a friend was God’s call to salvation and soon thereafter to the ministry for both of them. The power of the Gospel transformed their lives and they have spent the past 39 years passing on the faith that was shared with them. Brother Austin served as a senior pastor for 20 years, and is now serving as an assistant pastor at Community and teaching at Community Christian Academy, where two of his seven grandchildren attend.

NICOLE WORLEY

NICOLE WORLEY

CHURCH SECRETARY

Growing up in a military home, Nicole was raised in multiple locations around the country. She was led to the Lord by her AWANA teacher at the age 11. Her father was stationed in St. Petersburg, FL during her high school years, and Nicole attended the youth group at Community Bible Baptist Church. This is where she met her husband, Caleb Worley. They were married in June of 2013 and now have two beautiful daughters, Piper and Sophia. Over the years, Nicole has served together with her husband at Community together in the bus, sound, music, Reformers Unanimous, and teen ministry. Nicole serves as our church secretary.

ALAN COURTRIGHT

ALAN COURTRIGHT

RU MINISTRIES

Alan Courtright was born in Rochester, Minnesota and was raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He was saved at the age of 22 after attending 5 Day Clubs with his future wife Saralynn Clopton. Alan attended the University of Southern Colorado as a Philosophy major, and received his Bachelor of Science from Baptist College of America. Alan served on staff at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Chico, California for 15 years then moved to Groves, Texas where he was on staff for 3 years. In 2011, Alan and his family moved to Saint Petersburg. He has been serving on staff as our RU director, Head of Maintenance, and High School teacher in our Community Christian Academy. Alan has been married to his wife, Saralynn, for 35 years; and they have two sons, Tylor and Cody.

CAROLYN PETRY

CAROLYN PETRY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Carolyn was born in Westminster, MD: She graduated from Westminster Senior High School in 1963. She was saved at home at the age of 15. Carolyn was a member of Church of the Open Door in Westminster, Maryland from March 1971 until moving to Florida in 2014. At Open Door, Carolyn was privileged to sit under the preaching of many good men of God including Dr. Shelton Smith and Dr. Norris Belcher. Carloyn sang in the Church of the Open Door Choir for 35+ years. Carolyn worked as a bookkeeper for Carroll Christian Academy for approximately 2 years. She has now been a member of Community Bible Baptist Church since September 2014. She sings in the CBBC choir and has been on staff since 2016. Upon graduating high school, Carolyn married Charles Petry. Charles & Carolyn were married for 54 years until his home going in June 2017. They have 3 children, Scott , Eric, and Kim, and one grandson, Christian. Upon moving to Florida, and until his death in 2017, Charles and Carolyn served together in the Chaplains Care Ministry where they saw many accept Jesus as savior. Carolyn currently serves as an Administrative Assistant in the church office.