Church Staff


Jeff Seekins

Lead Pastor

Because I’d like to get to know you, I’ll share a little about myself for you to get to know me and we may have more in common that you might think.

Several things can be learned about me by where I’ve been. I was born on a farm in western Wisconsin, raised mostly in northern Minnesota, but finished my last two years of high school in Alaska. From those locales you shouldn’t be surprised that some outdoor experiences find their way into my messages.

I am a graduate of Florida Bible College and Canyonview Bible Seminar in Oregon. My wife, Barb is from Colorado, and we met at Florida Bible College and we have served the Lord together in children’s ministries in the housing projects in Miami, Christian schools, and four different churches. We have four children, born in three states and six grandchildren born in two other states!

Though I trusted Christ for salvation as a child, it wasn’t until my teen years that the reality of Christ in my life began to sink in. Encountering those who added works to the gospel gave me a life-long desire for God’s truth and a burden to share it with others. That desire fits our motto at Community Bible Church (CBC). “We preach Christ in the power of Christ, to present everyone perfect in Christ” -Col. 1:28-29.

So I invite you to consider the claims of Christ. His life-giving message called the gospel is the foundation for spiritual life! I want it to be crystal clear that while we are sinners, Christ died for us, (Romans. 5:8). Salvation is a matter of faith in Christ’s work and not in our works, (Ephesians 2:8-9).

The foundation of the gospel of grace comes from the dispensation of grace revealed to and through the apostle Paul.  Recognizing that God establishes believers through the preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery (Rom. 16:25), I proclaim Christ accordingly.

I invite you to join us in the discovery of God’s Word in its natural context. In it we will find truth, relevant for your life today.

Grace to you,

Pastor Jeff Seekins


Joel Sanders

Youth & Assistant Pastor

As Christians, we are all called to be ambassadors for Christ according to 2 Corinthians 5:20. That is, we are God’s workmen here on earth acting on His behalf. One of the most incredible things we can do is give our lives to the Lord in spreading His beloved Word.

Youth ministry is a great opportunity to pour our hearts into those younger than us. Being of an older generation, it is our duty to grow our youth in the ways of God to be workmen for Him. Eventually, the youth will rise up as the next leaders in our churches. Do we want them to be strong in the faith to carry on the work?

Now that you know a little about where my heart lies, I will introduce myself and my family. My name is Joel Sanders and I was born and raised in Georgia. I have a lovely wife Leah, and three precious kids. I believe family will always be my first ministry. Therefore, my family is involved in many areas of my ministry. As a family, we have been in quite a few ministries including a boy’s home in Florida, missionaries with Things to Come Missions, and head Pastor in Linton, Indiana.

If I am to be a good example to the youth in action, it will begin by showing them the structure of a godly family.



Patti Lakes

Music Director

Music has always been an important part of my life and I love seeing others in our church share their talents with the body. I believe that praise and worship can be an integral part of preparing our heart for worshiping the Lord and learning from His Word. Pastor Jeff and I work together to make sure that the songs that we sing each week reflect the message that is being presented for that week.


Shari Moore

Office Secretary

It has been my privilege to serve as secretary for over 10 years. I enjoy creating material that assists with the different ministries of the church, it’s activities, and keeping the body informed. It is wonderful to work with such a gracious pastor and loving church body.

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