Our History

Steve Fernandez (1948-2013)

Founding Pastor of Community Bible Church

steve_fernandezThe Lord took our dear Pastor Steve home to be with Him the evening of Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013. “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)

Steve Fernandez founded Community Bible Church in 1980, starting with 25 people and one midweek Bible study. With a focus upon expository preaching, discipleship, and missions, the Lord has caused the church to grow to about 1,000 attendees. Prior to being called to Vallejo, Steve served for four years as an associate pastor at Valley Bible Church in Hercules, California. Steve was the founder and president of The Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, California. Steve was also a co-founder and instructor at Grace School of Theology and Ministry in Pleasant Hill, where he taught for 25 years.

Church History Video

This video below presents a very succinct summary of the history of Community Bible Church.