We are a Baptist Church rooted in the teachings of the Bible, dedicated to spreading the transformative message of Jesus Christ in the Independence, Missouri area.

Through our partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention, Missouri Baptist State Convention, and Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association, we also extend our outreach globally.

Since 1966, CEBC has been committed to bringing the grace of God to people’s lives. We invite you to join us in this mission and discover God’s will for yourself. We believe that a visit to our church can provide a more profound understanding of our community, and we warmly welcome you to worship with us.




Bro. Doug Bradley

Senior Pastor

Raymond “Doug” Bradley has been serving the Lord since 1976. He has had Theological training at Hannibal LaGrange College in Hannibal, MO, and also Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. From there, he went on to pastor churches in both Illinois and Missouri. He has served at many levels of Southern Baptist life, from pastoring churches, to several Baptist Associational ministries, to the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board.  Doug is married to Judy, and together they have two adult children and three grandchildren.