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From the Pastor

What To Expect At “Community”
When you arrive at Community Bible Baptist Church, you’ll find a warm, friendly church, exciting music, and relevant Bible preaching for the whole family, you have found the place to call home.  As an Independent Baptist Church, our mission is to be a 21st century church with a commitment to 1st century Christianity.  You can learn more about our beliefs and ministries by visiting our About page



As Pastor I want to invite you to join us whenever you are in the Tampa Bay area. At Community you will find a 21st century church with a commitment to 1st century Christianity! If you are looking for a warm, friendly church, exciting music, and relevant Bible preaching for the whole family, you have found the place to call home.

Community is a church with a rich heritage in Pinellas County. For over sixty years our heritage has been that of Bible preaching, sharing Christ, strengthening homes, and impacting lives across the region and around the world. While we enjoy a great past, we are more excited about the future and where the Lord is leading our ministry.

Ministry is not something we talk about here at Community; it is who we are. Ministry opportunities abound here at Community. Whether it is our Master Clubs program, Bus Ministry, the age-appropriate Sunday School classes, Bible studies for adults, music program, Christian education, world-wide missions program, nursery ministry, or senior adults ministry, we have a heart for it. The people of Community are not looking to be entertained each week but to serve God by serving others!

Each service at Community you will be uplifted by Christ-honoring music, challenged by relevant Bible preaching and teaching, encouraged by others who seek to follow Christ, and given an opportunity for the Holy Spirit to work in your life! I would like to invite you personally to join us as an honored guest for one of our services. We have a well-equipped nursery that utilizes a vibrating paging system to notify you if there is a need with your child. Our nursery is staffed with loving, well-trained ladies to give the best care possible to your children.

Please look around our site to find more answers to any questions you may have. If you need information that you cannot find on the site, please use our contact page to send us a note or call us here at the church office. You might also enjoy our audio and video page to listen or watch a recent sermon. If I or any of our staff can be a help to you please do not hesitate to call on us.

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to having you visit in person in the near future!



John W. Brent Stancil, Sr. Pastor
Acts 20:24


AOther ministries

Show secret Christians they’re not alone.  Their faith in Jesus means they’re isolated and have to worship God in secret. But your gifts could be an answer to their prayers for a Bible, spiritual encouragement, life-giving support and so much more, click on the title to link to the site.

It was established in 2014 at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. CGMM works to reach the unreached, neglected, abandoned and hopeless people in Pakistan to share the hope and faith of everlasting life through Gospel sharing and accomplishing the Great Commission, click on the title to link to the site.

“But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Gal. 6:14) Bibles for Mideast is proving to be precious and effective fruit borne of the prayers of God’s children for the evangelism of the Middle East, south Asia and parts of Africa, click on the title to link to the site.

Our Mission and Purpose – Since 1934 the ministry of the Sword of the Lord has existed to partner with those who are fundamentally and biblically like-minded to promote revival and soul winning within our local churches, click on the title to link to the site.

Dr. Shelton Smith – President and Editor – Sword of the Lord​

Dr. Smith, a native of Kentucky, was born December 4, 1942. Saved in September 1951, he announced his call to preach on January 6, 1957 as a fourteen-year-old high school freshman. A pastor for 34 years, he served 17 years at the Church of the Open Door (independent Baptist) in Westminster, Maryland.  

Dr. and Mrs. (Betty) Smith were married in 1961. They have two children, Davina and Marlon, and six grandchildren: Jessica, Nicole, Susanna, Caroline, Jonathan and Daniel.

I started playing at 8 years old and won my first scholarship within a year for free private lessons.  I studied at Drury College in Springfield, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and played in the Springfield and Chattanooga symphonies.  I prefer the old songs and on our site we try to put the words and history behind every song.  The link on my name will take you to the site.  Please also visit MY SONGS where I have some of my original hymns.

I have been hearing this song sung; the melody was beautiful and the word “Hallelujah” was Godly but the words were very inadequate to the meaning of the word “HALLELUJAH.” The song story of King David was wrongly told to demean the character of his life and to a Holy God. Actually David was a man after God’s own heart. So today (9/21/2016) I took the liberty to change the immoral lyrics to match the melody to Glorify God and to teach the true meaning of the word (praise Jehovah) “Hallelujah.” Just the word Hallelujah invokes someone who knows and praises God (Jehovah) as it says in the words of the song. If you don’t know God, you should, it is the most important decision anyone can ever make. 

Written on April 29th, 2022

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