John A. Tucker has attended CBC for several years and accepted the call to serve as full time senior pastor in January, 2016.
John earned his BA in History at the University of Akron, and his Juris Doctor from the C. Blake McDowell School of Law at the University of Akron in 1990. John, a resident of Stark County since 1972, has had extensive experience in teaching, preaching and leadership roles in area churches for the past 35 years. John and his wife Deborah have three children.
Pastor John’s vision for the church is to equip Believers to understand the Bible so they are grounded and settled in their faith in Jesus Christ and have a God captivated vision of all things. “We can’t tell people about the good news of the Gospel if they do not see a strong sense of conviction and consuming love for Christ in our own lives first” he said. He also said that “The vision of God we affirm each Sunday at CBC is that of a sovereign God who reigns supreme over all, whose purposes are accomplished without fail, and who directs the course of human affairs, including the central drama of saving a people for the honor of His name, all with perfect holiness and matchless grace.”
John and the other members of CBC extend a hearty welcome to you and your family to join them this and every Sunday as they exalt Christ in song, sermon and fellowship.
Community Bible Church has a long history in the area. Since 1834 there has been a gospel witness in Westville. Church services began in the parlor of the Red Hotel and in the homes of Westville residents. Since that time the church has met in a chair factory, a wagon shop, and an old school house. It was first organized in 1862 as the "Bible Christian Church." The first church building was constructed in 1867 and served the people until the present sanctuary was completed in 1961 with the addition of the Fellowship Hall in 1977.
The need for further seating in the sanctuary, a larger fellowship hall, first-floor restrooms, and office space, led to our expansion project in 2003. This project of over $600,000 was completed in 2004 and entirely paid off in 2010.
Our history has more to it, however, than buildings. It has a legacy of preaching and teaching the Word of God and bringing others to salvation through Jesus Christ. We continue to train people to share the gospel with others and live in a way that is pleasing to God.