Community Bible Church was founded as a congregation in 1999 in Black Creek, WI. Pastor Bernard Ferguson was a semi-retired pastor who had been approached by the North American Mission Board with the idea of planting a Southern Baptist Convention church in the Black Creek area. Pastor Bernard and June Ferguson began the work in 1999 and the fledgling church has grown in maturity and size over the years.
The Nature Center was our meeting place for three years. It was the only facility that was available in the Black Creek area. Sunday School was held beside the turtle tanks and stuffed creatures, and from the kitchen in the Nature center we had fellowship meals. Our collapsible (portable) pulpit had bungee cords holding it together and Vacation Bible School took place in the public park of Black Creek.
Since 2002 we have been meeting in the former pallet factory building which we were able to purchase with 2 acres of land in Black Creek next to a new subdivision. The building is 40X140 feet and has been remodeled to fit the needs of the congregation. There is also a playground on the property with much open space.
Our services have included a Bible Discovery Hour (some call it Sunday School), a worship service, fellowship time, and a fellowship meal (usually on the last Sunday of the month). We also have had a Tuesday night men’s prayer group, a ladies Bible study, a men’s Bible study missions’ prayer meetings, church-wide prayer meetings, and an occasional Sunday afternoon family time.
In the past, during summer months, the Youth Group for K-12th grades would usually meet on Wednesday nights with games, Bible quizzing, and refreshments. There have also been different sessions of the Centershot archery program for young people and various outreaches (including Black Creek Family Daze, Fall Outreach to trick or treaters, prayer walking, etc.) to the community.
Pastor Bernard retired in the end of February, 2017, and Levi Rocke came on as the Interim Pastor on March 1st. Levi was elected as the regular pastor in August of 2017 and has continued to this day by the grace of God.
The church continues today to seek to equip believers to minister to lost and hurting people while growing in wisdom, maturity, and the unity of the brethren by the power of the Holy Spirit and for the glory of God.