Pastor Ron Barber, Pastor or Community Baptist Church
cell: (772)633-8982
work: (772)388-3787
Email: cbc12534@att.net
 
Pastor Ron and his wife Karen have been married for 47 years.  In April of 1974, they were both saved under the ministry of First Baptist Church of West Hollywood, Florida.

They have 3 children - Eric, Mark, and Lori.  There are 9 grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 12.  Both Eric and Mark and their families live in the Tampa area.  Lori and her husband Jatiel live here in Sebastian and serve in many areas of our church through music and  youth ministries.  Lori is the worship team leader; Jatiel is one of the church trustees.

Pastor attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo., where he studied for the ministry.  He graduated in December of 1978 and went on staff at the High Street Baptist Church in that same city where he was also ordained.  During that time, he and Karen felt the call to come back to Florida and start a church.

Pastor and Karen came to Sebastian to start this church in January 1986,  The church rented the multi-purpose room at Sebastian Elemtary School for the first two years.  They were able to purchase the current property and build the first building in 1988.  From that point on the church has seen continous growth in land and buildings including the offices, screened pavilion, modular building, and the current sanctuary facility.