40 years of God’s faithfulness


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About CBC

Community Bible Church is an evangelical Christian church in Vallejo, California with an emphasis on Christ-centered expository preaching, the doctrines of grace, discipleship and missions. The church seeks to glorify and exalt the Lord Jesus Christ among all the peoples of the earth. Now pastored by Phil Foley, it was established in 1980 by the late Pastor Steve Fernandez.

Church History Video

This video created in 2014 presents a very succinct summary of the history of Community Bible Church.

Steve Fernandez (1948-2012)

Founding Pastor of CBC

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.

The 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) After Steve went to glory, the Lord called Phil Foley to be the Lead Pastor, who has been in full-time ministry at CBC since 1996.

40th Anniversary Celebration

October 2020

On October 18, 2020 we celebrated 40 years of God’s amazing grace with 3 weeks of special services, culminating in a celebration luncheon. Below were the people that preached during our special services.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

  • ATS – Angelo Tolentino, Pastor of Redeemer Bible Church of Oceanside
  • AM Service – Rod Santiago, Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Roseville
  • PM Service – Angelo Tolentino

Sunday, October 11, 2020

  • ATS – Ray Palompo, Pastor of Island Grace Church, Hawaii
  • AM Service – Nick Haight, Pastor of The Cornerstone Bible Church, Sacramento
  • PM Service – Ray Palompo

Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • ATS – Aaron Vega, Pastor of Emaus Bible Church, San Jose
  • AM Service – Phil Foley, Pastor of Community Bible Church

CBC Souvenir T-Shirt

While supplies last, buy the CBC Anniversary T-shirt for only $15. Click below or visit the Exalting Christ Bookstore on our campus to get yours.

CBC Journal

The first 1000 attendees received this cotton-covered 40th Anniversary Commemorative CBC notebook. It’s Red to signify our Ruby anniversary. (Pen not included) To God be the glory! If you didn’t get yours, stop by the CBC Bookstore to get yours.

Steve Fernandez Video Sermons

Unfortunately we have only a handful of Steve preaching on video. Below is a YouTube playlist of some of the few that we have.

Steve Fernandez Audio Sermons

We started digitally recording Pastor Steve Fernandez in the year 2000. If you are interested in sermons earlier than 2000, we still have a cassette/CD sermon catalog. Contact if you’re interested in any of those sermons.

You can also see many of Steve’s past sermons from past Exalting Christ Conferences.

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