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Staff

JOHN STEVENS
Lead Pastor

Reverend John Stevens was born and raised in South Florida. He and his wife, Rebekah, grew up attending a private, Christian school and church together in Hollywood, Florida. This is where God began His work in John's heart. John was saved and baptized at First Baptist Church of West Hollywood. He and Rebekah like to say that they are "preschool sweethearts!" After high school, John and Rebekah attended Liberty University and earned their undergraduate degrees together. They began working in youth ministry while in college, and they married in 2004. John went on to become a discipleship pastor, was ordained, and went on to earn his masters' degree in Christian Ministry also from Liberty University. God called John to Sebastian, Florida in 2017 when Pastor Ron Barber retired from CBC. John and Rebekah love raising their three boys here. Their boys are Johnny, Harley, and Joey!

BOBBY JOHNSON
Communications Director / Youth Leader

Bobby, Tiffany, and their daughters Kamryn and Taylor joined CBC in October of 2017. Over the six years prior, Bobby had been playing music professionally until he felt the Lord call him back to the church. He now serves as the Youth and Communications Director.

JIM LAIN
Ministry Director

Jim comes to us from Maricopa, Arizona where he served as youth pastor and elder at his church. Jim began his relationship with Jesus in 2011. He is married to Amber, his wife of over 20 years, and he has four children Devon, AshLynne, Cody, and Bailey who is their youngest. Bailey lives here with them in Sebastian! Jim is passionate about helping others grow their relationship with Jesus through prayer and biblical teaching as well as through the community of believers that make up the Body of Christ. While Jim loves ministering to all people in and out of the church, his main passion is to reach out to the youth and young adults. Jim is excited to be here at Community Baptist Church and is anticipating what God will do!

HOWARD BELL
Senior Ministry Director

Married to Allison, 3 children, 10 grandchildren. Worked in several churches part-time as Lay Minister for the past 39 years, Ministered playing bass and backup vocals in several praise teams as well as traveling gospel quartet during those times. Howard has a business degree with a minor in accounting and studied at Luther Rice Southern Baptist College and Seminary as well as  Liberty University. After several years in prayer, God moved him and his wife from Eastern Long Island, New York to here in Sebastian. 

SHIRLEY HARTFORD
Office Administrator

Born in New Jersey, an only child with a passionate grandmother who prayed for me daily. Moved to Florida at 12 yrs. old and met my awesome husband at 26yrs. Grandma's faithful prayers were realized and I accepted Jesus as my Lord at 27 yrs. With 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren, God's faithfulness has been tested but always true.

RAUL CUEVAS
Administrator

I have been attending CBC since March 2011. However, long before I accepted our LORD, Jesus Christ, I knew that he was calling on me. I just didn't know where HE wanted me to go.

It was sometime in 2011 that I came to CBC and Pastor Ron prayed to our great God to direct me to where HE wanted me to serve HIM. Well, I never left CBC. As time went by, I understood that I didn't have to look anywhere else. You see, I am where GOD wanted me to be. My wife Josie, son Jay, and grandson Lino also attend CBC.