ABOUT US

Our Mission

WE EXIST TO LOVE GOD AND LOVE OTHERS

We are a Christ-centered community living our mission through vibrant worship, in-depth instruction, strong fellowship, and sacrificial service to one another.

EMPHASIS ON THE WORD

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – We are a church that not only believes that the Bible is fully and truly the inerrant Word of God, but we also recognize the importance of the Word in our teaching and preaching. We serve as a body of believers possessing a strong Christian worldview with the knowledge of how to filter “life” through the Scriptures and strategically engage our culture for God’s glory.

INTENTIONAL FELLOWSHIP

Acts 2:42 – We are a church that is passionate about loving one another. Words and actions coincide as we seek to show the love of Christ. This is accomplished through intentional times of fellowship, both in small groups and corporate settings.

VIBRANT WORSHIP

Colossians 3:16 – We are a church that embraces a vibrant style of worship. Understanding the value of corporate worship, our services are designed to include the entire body of Christ through a blended-style of worship, utilizing the various arts. From congregational singing to music selection, we seek to exalt our Lord.

CENTRALITY OF THE GOSPEL

Matthew 28:19-20 – We are a church that emphasizes every aspect of the Gospel. This is expressed through local and global outreach, which are both vital to the life of our body. We want to be known as a congregation that takes evangelism and discipleship seriously.

DEPENDENCE ON PRAYER

Ephesians 6:18 – We are a church that recognizes the essential component of prayer in the life of our congregation. From private to corporate prayer, our fellowship seeks the Father’s will through the power of the Spirit in Jesus’ name.

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

1 Corinthians 12:14-20 – We are a church that understands the importance and uniqueness of every member of our body. We strive to equip and utilize our congregation by maximizing their talents and the resources that God has entrusted to us.

OUR HISTORY

In August 2020, forty Christ-followers met to pray about establishing a church in one of the nation’s fastest growing communities – Westfield, Indiana. Just two weeks later, Senior Pastor Dr. David Hoffeditz led our new church in its inaugural worship service, in light of what was recognized by the founders as clear direction from the Lord.

Community Bible Fellowship (CBF) was formed as a nondenominational evangelical Christian church. Our body is congregationally-led and guided by a Board of Elders – a group of men elected by the members and meeting the biblical qualifications for church leadership.

From May 2021 through November 2023, the church family met in the Westfield High School auditorium with an average of over 400 worshippers each Sunday morning. By God’s grace, CBF was able to purchase 15 acres in Westfield. After a generous “Growing by Faith” capital campaign, T&W builders broke ground for our new building in September 2022. On November 19, 2023, we held our Dedication Sunday when we worshiped in our new church home at 231 East 161st Street for the first time.

God’s hand is moving powerfully, encouraging us all to echo King David’s words in Psalm 118:23, “This is the Lord’s doing: It is marvelous in our eyes!”

OUR BELIEFS

We uphold seven core beliefs as essential to Christianity. These beliefs relate to God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, humanity, salvation, and the end of time.

We believe…

. . . that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and without mistakes as originally written. It is the complete revelation of His will for salvation and the only unfailing rule of faith and practice for the Christian life.

. . . in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.

. . . in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.

. . . that man was created by and for God; that by man’s disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice.

. . . the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in the right relationship with God.

. . . in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.

. . . in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God’s forgiveness in His Son.

OUR STAFF

DR. DAVID HOFFEDITZ - Senior Pastor
dhoffeditz@commbiblefellowship.com

David is the founding pastor of Community Bible Fellowship. His desire is to establish a church with a solid biblical foundation based on the faithful exposition of the Word of God.

David also serves as a Bible teacher for Iron-2-Iron Ministries and has published several books. He has a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and earned doctorate in New Testament studies from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
David is married to Dr. Lori Hoffeditz, a licensed mental health counselor at Counseling Center at the Crossing. Together, they have two children, Jenna and Josiah.

KYLE BAILEY - Family Pastor
kbailey@commbiblefellowship.com

Kyle earned a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University. He has been in ministry with adults, students, and children’s discipleship environments since 2018. He says he is a collaborative, detail-oriented, and reliable leader.

His vision for family discipleship is to equip parents to disciple their children well, to educate and ground teenagers in the whole Christian faith before they graduate, and to mobilize both to use their gifts to serve the church and the community.

Kyle’s wife, Andrea, joins him in ministry. They have a son, Anthony, born in early 2024. In They enjoy playing games, watching and playing sports, and getting coffee with friends.

 

BEN BABIONE - Director of Worship
bbabione@commbiblefellowship.com

Ben had the rare opportunity of growing up in Eastern Europe as his parents served as missionaries where he learned what it meant to be a follower of Jesus at a young age. It was during his time at Butler University that he began to combine his love for music and passion for the Lord by leading worship for Butler’s campus ministry.

It has been Ben’s passion to serve the Lord in vocational ministry and to see an active attitude of worship among the congregation that goes beyond simply singing on Sundays.

AMY FLYNN - Director of Administration
aflynn@commbiblefellowship.com

Amy is passionate about serving and connecting with others in rich relationships.

Raised in a Christian home and becoming a follower of Jesus Christ while young, prepared her well. She has served in many areas including Bible Studies, being president of the Children’s Museum Guild and of Heritage Christian School PTA, coaching High School Cheerleaders and coordinating Church Retreats and Urban Ministries.

Amy and Tom have been married since 1983. Their two married children and four grandchildren all live in the Indianapolis area.

NATE PLETCHER - Production Director
npletcher@commbiblefellowship.com

Nate serves CBF as Technical/Production Director.
From an early age, watching his dad serve the Lord by using his technical skills, Nate learned his dad’s skills and to serve with passion in the use of technology. Throughout his adult years, Nate has volunteered his services in areas of IT, audio, lighting, live-streaming and video. His career includes IT Services, Engineering, CAD Design, and Technology Start-ups.
Nate and his precious wife, Tracie, have four sweet daughters

JULIE REIMANN - Accounting Manager
jreimann@commbiblefellowship.com

Julie loves working with numbers and watching God bless Community Bible Fellowship in many ways – He is faithful!
Throughout her life, during good times and challenges, Julie has seen God lead, shape, and guide her in every way. Her parents showed her what it means to love the Lord, along with a love for music, the outdoors, gardening, and all things learning.
Julie and her wonderful husband, Jim, share four daughters and eight grandchildren who thankfully all live in Indiana.

GRACIE REIFF - Ministry Assistant
greiff@commbiblefellowship.com

Gracie was raised in a Christian home and became a Christian at church camp when she was a pre-teen but has not always walked closely with the Lord. She only began to really build her relationship with Jesus after the birth of her first child, and He has richly blessed her as a result.

After a long career in Marketing and Human Resources for both a corporation and in higher education she retired and serves CBFC in the support position of Ministry Assistant.

She and her husband, Ray, who is a former pastor, share 5 children who are scattered across the US, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

BETH LAROSA - Children's Ministries Coordinator
blarosa@commbiblefellowship.com

Beth became a follower of Christ at 5 yrs old while attending Sunday School. She is excited to serve and help care for the children and families of CBF. She serves under the direction of the Family Pastor helping to assure the Children’s Ministry functions smoothly and safely while teaching God’s truths.

Beth and her husband, Mike, have been married since 1998 and are both medical doctors. They have three adult sons. In her free time Beth enjoys Bible Study, gardening, and raising chickens with her husband.

 

ELDERS

Brad Bell
Brad Bell

Elder Board Member

Ryan Bucher
Ryan Bucher

Elder Board Member

Jeff Cluxton
Jeff Cluxton

Elder Board Member

Tom Flynn
Tom Flynn

Elder Board Member

Dr. David Hoffeditz
Dr. David Hoffeditz

Senior Pastor / Elder

Mike Rasor
Mike Rasor

Elder Board Member

Gale Stohler
Gale Stohler

Elder Board Member

Lourdu Yalla
Lourdu Yalla

Elder Board Member

DEACONS

Dave Agler
Dave Agler
Sally Agler
Sally Agler
Don Becker
Don Becker
Linda Becker
Linda Becker
Todd Erb
Todd Erb
Kathy Erb
Kathy Erb
Steve Davis
Steve Davis
Mary Ann Davis
Mary Ann Davis
George Ganahl
George Ganahl
Marla Ganahl
Marla Ganahl
Larry Holycross
Larry Holycross
Pat Holycross
Pat Holycross
Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson

Deacon Chair

Susan Nelson
Susan Nelson

Deacon Chair

Ty Storrs
Ty Storrs
Brooke Storrs
Brooke Storrs

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