In the early 60′s several families met in a home in southwest Omaha with a God-given determination to see an evangelical witness rise as rapidly as the population of the area. Three of these families included brothers who also shared a successful development and construction company. They offered a three-acre plot to this small body of believers. In 1962 a house was built on this plot which temporarily served as a church building.
Not all their aspirations were realized and by 1964 several families had moved away including the pastor. When the Philips Petroleum Co. offered to buy the property, the board decided to sell, but the city refused to re-zone the property for commercial use. God had other plans!
In 1968 Dr. Harold Burkholder was called to serve as part-time pastor. Under his ministry the church grew, and in 1969 plans for a new church building were approved. The church grew in size during Dr. Burkholder’s ministry, who resigned in 1973 to make way for a full-time pastor.
Two pastors served until the coming of Dr. Roger Andrus in 1976. In 1980, under his leadership, the church embarked upon a building addition that included the gym, church offices and main lobby. Dr. Andrus retired in May 1982, and Douglas Hornok was called to serve as pastor. Rev. Hornok pastored the flock until January 1990. In February 1990, Charles Tschetter became Senior Pastor.
An important milestone in the life of our church body was the beginning of New Life Bible Church. In 1994 thirty-four people were sent out from CBC to begin a church planting work in West Omaha. We praise God for His work in that church family.
In 1997 an education addition was added to the main building. This also increased the size of our nursery and provided overflow seating to the sanctuary.
These many building projects reflect the growth of our church family in numbers but the spiritual growth isn’t quite so tangible. We have shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with our neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members. We have sought to minister to them, not only through the Gospel, but also by sharing our lives so that others might trust in Christ. We are a people who care deeply about sound Biblical teaching and are seeking to pass that same steadfastness on to the next generation. Holding fast to God’s Word, we seek to walk in the light while we praise God for His grace.
We thank God for His rich blessings for so many years, and believe that He desires to continue to use us as we remain faithful and obedient to Him. We would love to share the future of our church family with you!