Who We Are
Love God. Love People.
We are Community Bible Baptist Church–an independent Baptist church in Pinellas Park, Florida, that has a 21st century atmosphere with a commitment to 1st century Christianity. 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.
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
Our true history dates back to Calvary–back to when Jesus died on the cross, rose again, and established His Church 2,000 years ago.
But the most recent story of Community Bible Baptist Church can be said to start with the merger of Bible Baptist Church and Central Bible Church of St. Petersburg in 2006.
Arrival of Pastor Stancil
A few years later in 2009, we were blessed with the arrival of Senior Pastor John Brent Stancil along with his wife, Valarie, and their family.
In 2015, we were thrilled to send out Pastor Jonathan Redford to plant New Life Baptist Church in Largo, Florida. Just two years later, in 2017, CBBC also purchased 4 acres of land on 6565 78th N in Pinellas Park, Florida.
This new space allowed us to maximize our space to run both a school and a daycare center.
The Jabez Project
In 2018, with New Shiloh Baptist joining our congregation, we knew that we needed to not only expand our worship space but that we needed to build a multi-use building so that we could better serve our community. This began our journey to start “The Jabez Project”–a 26,000 square-foot auditorium and gymnasium.
In 2021, we dedicated our brand new Jabez Building to the Lord! We can’t wait to see the wonderful things that God has in store for Community Bible Baptist Church and for the city where He has placed us to serve.