OUR Staff

JOHN STEVENS
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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!

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BOBBY JOHNSON
Worship Director

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.

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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!

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HOWARD BELL
Senior Ministry Director

Howard and his wife, Allison, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. He has worked in several churches part-time as a Lay Minister for the past 39 years. He has also ministered through music, playing bass and providing background vocals in several praise teams. Howard enjoyed many years in traveling, gospel quartet as well. Howard has a business degree with a minor in accounting. In addition, he has 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. 

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SHIRLEY HARTFORD
Office Administrator

Shirley was born in New Jersey, an only child with a passionate grandmother who prayed for her daily. She moved to Florida at the age of twelve, and she met her husband at twenty-six years of age. Grandma's faithful prayers were realized, and Shirley accepted Jesus as her Lord at twenty-seven years old. With three daughters and five grandchildren, God's faithfulness has proven to always be true, even through difficulty. 

RAUL CUEVAS
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Administrator

Raul has been attending CBC since March 2011. However, long before he accepted the Lord, Jesus Christ, he knew that God was calling on him to serve Him. Raul didn't know where exactly God wanted him to go.

It was sometime in 2011 that Raul came to CBC, and Pastor Ron prayed to God to direct Raul to the place where He wanted me to serve Him. Well, Raul never left CBC. As time went by, Raul understood that he didn't have to look anywhere else. You see, Raul knows that he is where GOD wants him to be. His wife Josie, son Jay, and grandson Lino also attend CBC.