Our heartbeat is making
More and better Jesus followers

Our Story

Inspired by the Bereans in Acts 17 and wanting to transform our region with the word of God, a small group of Jesus followers meeting in homes became Berean Bible Church in 1968.

Berean
Bible Church

In the 50 years since then, Berean has grown from a Bible study with a couple dozen people to a movement of hundreds of people. In the last decade our nondenominational church family has tripled in size, baptized nearly 400 people, launched over two dozen connect groups, and started two new campuses in Cincinnatus & Bainbridge. Greene and beyond is being transformed one community, one family, and one person at a time.

Berean Bible Church

We Dream Big

Let’s do something so big that if we succeed, only God can get the credit. We believe these four dreams can transform lives and influence generations.

We want Berean to be a…

Transforming Community

Transforming Community

Transforming lives through Jesus
Training Center

Training Center

Training tomorrow’s leaders today
Technology Catalyst

Technology Catalyst

Using all means to share Jesus
Turnover Church

Turnover Church

Taking the Gospel beyond Greene

The Next
Steps

You don’t need to wonder about your next step. We help you take it.

Find Your Faith Family

Find Your Faith Family

Transforming lives through engaging teaching and music.
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Life Is Better Connected

Life Is Better Connected

Creating relational environments where growth and care flourish.
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Everyone Has a Next Step

Everyone Has a Next Step

Developing obedient followers of Jesus who reproduce and serve.
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Jesus Is Too Good to Keep to Ourselves

Jesus Is Too Good to Keep to Ourselves

Use your resources to share Jesus with the world.
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Five Values

We don’t care that much about what we eat or drink or wear. But there are a few things we take pretty seriously.

Gospel-Centered

Gospel-Centered

The Good news is our heartbeat.
What is the Good News?

Kingdom-Minded

Kingdom-Minded

We aren’t here to build our brand. We are here to build God’s kingdom.
Team-Led

Team-Led

Corporate America likes CEOs.
Jesus likes teams.

Servant-Hearted

Servant-Hearted

We deeply respect and
value humility.

People-Equipping

People-Equipping

No guilt trips here. We show you and help you obey Jesus.

Our
Strategy

We have three simple strategies at Berean:

1. Worship Gatherings – where God is worshiped, the Word is taught, and people are transformed

2. Connect Groups – where people apply Scripture, build relationships, and care for one another

3. Growth Process – where people become obedient and reproducing followers of Jesus

Young people

Our Team

We are a group of leaders who love investing in people and seeing lives changed by Jesus.

Rick Cramer

Rick Cramer

Bainbridge Campus Pastor

Nathan Metzler

Nathan Metzler

Cincinnatus Campus Pastor

Chuck Reppard

Chuck Reppard

Greene Campus Pastor

Justin Bleuer

Justin Bleuer

Teaching and Strategy Pastor

Gary Estabrook

Sean Langevin

Elder

Gary Estabrook

Gary Estabrook

Elder

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson

Groups and Graphics Pastor

Dawn Bennett

Dawn Bennett

Events

Julie Chitester

Julie Chitester

Greene Family Ministry Coordinator

Alyssa Hardy

Alyssa Hardy

Music Coordinator

Jenny Jack

Shelly Delepine

Cincinnatus Family Ministry Coordinator

Erin Kiser

Erin Kiser

Bainbridge Family Ministry Coordinator

Sarah Leach

Sarah Leach

Family Ministry Director

Gwyn Richards

Gwyn Richards

Administration

Tom Sanford

Tom Sanford

Music and Media