Bill Nesbitt Senior Pastor Pastor Bill Nesbitt grew up in Western Pennsylvania and remains a staunch Steeler and Penn State fan, but in his 15th year in Central Wisconsin has grown to love the upper Midwest. Bill graduated from Clarion University of PA in 1976, with a Degree in Communications, and then received an MA in Drama from the University of Kansas in 1979. In 1980, while seeking a career in acting, Bill came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Bill graduated from the Master's Seminary in CA in 1987, where he received his Master's of Divinity and entered full time ministry shortly afterwards, as a Youth Pastor in Houston, TX. He also married his wife Lisa in 1987, and they have served together in the ministry in Houston, Albuquerque, and Fallon, NV, before being called to Stratford, WI. They have three grown children.
Joe Cable Elder Joe is from west central Wisconsin, while Deb is from northeastern Minnesota. Both enjoy the Midwest and its’ seasons. Having a burden to serve the Lord, they met at Wisconsin Rural Bible Crusade summer camp as staff members. They are now the directors of RBC, which is a Bible verses memory ministry for children and is located in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Besides working fulltime with RBC, Joe drives school bus and has a tree trimming service. Deb is a registered nurse and works part time at the local hospital. They have four children: Joey, Ameilya, Lyndee, and Mollee. Joe and Deb are passionate about seeing young people come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and to see them grow to live for Him.
Kurt Jochimsen Elder Kurt and Pam have been attending Community Bible Church regularly for the past 22 years. They both grew up in the Medford, WI area and were high school sweethearts. Pam is employed by Marshfield Clinic and has been working in the health field for the past 24 years. Kurt has been in a sales position associated with the dairy industry for the past 41 years. They have been trusting Jesus Christ as Savior since 1989 when their head knowledge of a Savior became heart knowledge. Kurt enjoys serving on the board as an Elder and has been a part of the growth that we have seen in the past 20 years. Kurt and Pam have been married since May 1977. They have been blessed with six children and 28 grandchildren. They really enjoy the people and hometown feeling that the Stratford area provides.
Jeff Buck Elder Jeff is originally from the Twin Cities and Shawna grew up right here in Stratford. They met in the Twin Cities and were married in 2004 and have 5 children. Jeff trusted Christ for his salvation when he was 26 and Shawna when she was very young. They moved to the Stratford area in 2014 to be close to Shawna's parents. Jeff and Shawna are enjoying small town living and have a desire to know the Lord better and serve Him however He leads.
Ron Domres Deacon Ron has lived all his life in the area. He started attending Community Bible Church in 1987. He has served on the board as a deacon since 2003. Ron and his wife Ann have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They both are retired and like to travel.
Charles Young Deacon Charlie and his wife, Lynda, have been married for 31 years. They have raised their 10 children on their 65- cow Dairy farm. Charlie has attended Community Bible Church his entire life as his grandfather was a founding member.