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About Our Church

Our Mission

is to proclaim Christ to all and present everyone mature in Him, seeking the reformation and restoration of the Church, Community, and World for God’s glory.

  • Presenting the Gospel in word and deed
  • Engaging our friends, neighbors, and family
  • Worshiping God corporately each Lord’s Day 
  • Growing in our love for the people around us 
  • Encouraging personal prayer and holiness
  • Promoting focused discipleship
  • Speaking Truth in love
  • Supporting involvement within Small Groups
  • Delivering a biblical world view to children
  • Aiding families with needs and care
  • Partnering with other Gospel preaching churches/organizations in common causes
  • Supporting missions locally and abroad

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”

-Colossians 1:28

Our Leadership


Christ Community Church is led not by a single pastor or leader, but by a group of elders (Greek “presbyteros” for shepherd) who depend upon and represent Christ the Chief Shepherd (John 10).  The Session of Elders is comprised of pastors (Teaching Elders) and laymen (Ruling Elders) who are elected by the congregation to shepherd the flock of God – to know, feed, lead and protect – bringing a localized vision of the church according to Scripture.

(1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5, Acts 15)

Should you have need to reach our elders for confidential care or counsel, please email

Ruling Elders: Josh Beatty, Hal Bohlman, Dustin Clark, Ken Farmer, Paul Gorman, Michael Reneau

Teaching Elders: Jim Powell, Bill Leuzinger, AJ Babel

“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”

-1 Peter 5:1-4


Christ Community Church is also served by deacons (Greek “diakonos” for servant) who are called to develop and manage a culture of mercy as the church serves the needs of people/families within the congregation, as well as the community around us.  Consistent with the New Testament church, the deacons at CCC work to develop the grace of stewardship and mercy among the congregation, thus enabling the elders to prioritize the shepherding ministry of Word and prayer. 

(Acts 6, 1 Timothy 3)

Should you have need to reach our deacons regarding a personal/family need, our church facility, or a mercy opportunity in the community, please email

Deacons: Jackson Farmer, Curtis Fullbright, Chris Gabler, Ethan Gouge, Rod Haaland, Joe Jansen, Todd Markwalter, Johnny Molloy, Jay Nelson, Mike Smith, Colm Thomsen, Gabe Thompson

“Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

-Acts 6:3-4

Our Staff

CCC staff serve under the direction of the Session of Elders, supporting the worship and mission of the church. Importantly, at present all staff serve within an intentional model of bi-vocational community engagement (employed outside of the church), which necessitates flexibility yet enhances our mission to seek “the reformation of the church, community and world.” Most importantly, for each of these folks, family health and church relationships remain the priority.

Jim Powell

Teaching Pastor

Bill Leuzinger

Shepherding Pastor

AJ Babel

Associate Pastor

Troy Cash

Pastoral Intern (Music/Liturgy & Youth)

Shannon Thomsen

Connections Assistant

Shelby Shaw

Administrative Assistant

Our Beliefs

We believe that every person is uniquely made in the image of our Triune God and that our primary purpose is to “glorify and enjoy Him forever.” In his graciousness, God rescues rebellious image-bearers through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ and the life-giving work of the Holy Spirit.

The Church is “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession” who proclaims “the excellencies of him who called” and saved us. As recipients of God’s mercy who have been given new life, we longingly await the return of King Jesus with joy, hope, and endurance.

Historic Christianity

We affirm the historic Christian faith as revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, and we hold to the tenets of the Reformed tradition. 

The Scriptures

As Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:15-17, the Scriptures “are able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” The Bible is God’s revelation given to us so that we might believe in Jesus Christ. Further, “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” Every one of us needs God’s Word. It is sufficient. It is our authority. It is God speaking to us by the Holy Spirit. It is the only infallible revelation.

Doctrinal Standards

Our beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith (along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms), our doctrinal standards. These are “subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word of God.” (PCA Book of Church Order)

Want to know more about Christ Community Church?

Get to know CCC by listening in as Pastor Jim and AJ, our Pastoral Intern, talk on our podcast over 3 episodes about some key aspects of our church.

Week 1 introduces CCC’s history since we were planted in 2006 before sharing and amplifying our mission statement and discussing our thoughts on ministry.

Week 2 centers on a discussion of several key doctrines that we hold to & that hold us (about God, Scripture, Man, Salvation, the Church, and Covenant Theology). We then begin to share about Presbyterian church government, touching on the role that Elders and Deacons play at CCC.

Week 3 explores what membership looks like at CCC. We first talk through the path toward membership and the five membership vows before discussing church life in terms of membership.

In place of Week 3, our membership chat from October 2022 is more updated. 

Joining in Membership

Those interested in joining our church in membership meet with our Session of Elders to give testimony of faith in Jesus and to answer the five membership vows as set forth in the PCA Book of Church Order. These five questions essentially deal with one’s Christian faith (questions 1-3) and one’s commitment to this local body of believers (questions 4-5).

  1. Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
  2. Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
  3. Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
  4. Do you promise to support the church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  5. Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the church, and promise to study its purity and peace?

Every few months, we meet with all who are desiring to join our local body in membership. If you are ready to seek membership among us, you may fill out the questionnaire below and give to one of our Elders. If you would like to talk further about membership or have any questions, reach out to any of our Elders.

Our mission is to proclaim Christ to all and present everyone mature in Him, seeking the reformation and restoration of the Church, the Community, and the World for God’s glory.

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