We are a Bible believing Baptist Church working to impact the Independence area with the
life-changing message of Jesus Christ. CEBC extends it s reach throughout the world by our work together with the Southern Baptist Convention, Missouri Baptist State Convention, and Blue River-Kansas City Baptist Association. This church has been endeavoring to touch lives with Gods grace since 1966, and we would love to have you investigate Gods will in helping us do
this great task.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a personal visit would yield even more enlightenment. Please consider this your invitation 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.