What started as a small Bible study back in 1980, soon launched a mission that has literally changed thousands of lives in Cleburne, Johnson County, and far beyond through its multiple foreign missionaries.
The Mission: To reach people wherever they are in their spiritual journey and nurture them into a maturing relationship with Christ.
Moving to a modest storefront near the downtown square in the fall of 1980, this tiny band of believers grew to be known as Cleburne Bible Church.
In the fall of 1981 the church moved to a rented facility on Chambers Street, where there is now only a parking lot behind the Dairy Queen on Henderson Avenue. At that point the church called a full time pastor.
Two years later the church body purchased an existing church facility on the corner of Pendel and Henderson. That facility would remain the home of Cleburne Bible Church for 25 years. During the next decade shepherding elders were selected, a youth pastor was added to the staff, an additional property was purchased and a family life center erected on that property across the street from the church facility, and the congregation continued steady growth.