Meet Our Team

Dan Richter- Lead Pastor
Dan has been the lead pastor of Community Bible Church since August of 2014.  He has been a pastor since 2000 and has served as a lead pastor in Corning, NY and Foxboro, MA.  He began his ministry as a youth pastor right here in Mansfield at North Woodbury/Heartland Alliance church.  Dan married his high school sweetheart and has four great kids.  He’s an avid Browns fans, runs a lot, loves SU basketball and is a fantasy football addict.

Jackie Fulk- Director of Administration

Doug Fulk- Deacon
Sarah W
Mike Wilson- Deacon
        Lanny – Deacon
 Russell Potter- Deacon
Dave Fackler- Deacon
I’m New!
Welcome to Community
My name is Dan Richter and my family and I have only been here at Community for a short time.  In that time, however, we have already seen God begin to work.  I believe that there are great things in store for this church and for this community that God has called us to be a part of and to minister to.  We’re not perfect, we don’t yet have some of the bells and whistles that the bigger churches have, but we are a family that loves each other and loves God and we are committed to growing God’s Kingdom through this Church.  
You may be wondering what to expect on a typical Sunday morning so I wanted to answer some of the most common questions that I hear from people checking out Community of the first time.
What time does service start?
10:30 AM for our main Sunday morning service. 
What do I need to wear?
When you walk in on a Sunday morning you’ll see everything from shorts and T-shirts to Suits and ties.  What does that mean for you?  It means that you can come as you are.  If you’re more comfortable in jeans, wear them! If church doesn’t seem like church if you’re not wearing a tie, then by all means, wear a tie!  I usually preach in jeans and a button up shirt or a sweater vest (a personal favorite of mine that I get picked on often for!).
What’s the service like?  How long is it?
During a typical service you’ll experience a mix of relevant, easy to understand teaching and upbeat, contemporary music that lasts about an hour and 15 minutes.  We teach and preach in a style that deals with the life that you’re living now and how we can apply unchanging Biblical Truth to any circumstance and any situation that we find ourselves in.  When we worship with music, we’re led by a praise team and backed by a full praise band. (Guitars, drums, keyboard, etc.)  We move easily between fast paced, energetic songs, and slower more meditative ones with plenty of room left for the hymns that you grew up with.   
Are you going to ask me for money?
We do take an offering as a part of our worship service.  I believe that giving is an act of worship and that it is the call on the life of every Christian to give and to practice generosity.  I also believe that this is a sign of spiritual growth and maturity and that it is an act that is ultimately between the giver and God.  That being said, as our guest, we do not expect you to give anything and we do not want you to feel obligated.  
What do I do with my kids?
We have an amazing Children’s Ministry here at Community and it is one that I guarantee your kids will love.  You enter through a secure door that can only be accessed by parents and their children.  As you enter, your kids will feel as though they’ve just stepped onto a spaceship, you really need to see it to appreciate it!  Every classroom is equipped with a two-way mirror so you can check on your child if you need to but they can’t see you.  The teachers have all been carefully screened and trained and they love teaching and spending time with our kids. Stop in and ask for a tour.
Is there free coffee?
Of course!  Who would want to go to church without coffee?
I’m sure there are more questions and I’d be happy to answer them, just send me an email to:  dan@discovercommunity.org.  Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there’s a place for you here at Community.  Whatever you’ve been through in your life and whatever you find yourself going through now, there’s a place for you here.  Thank you for visiting our website.  Take your time, look around, and be sure to contact us with any questions that you might have.  I’d love to have you join us on a Sunday morning some time soon to see for yourself what God is doing here at Community Bible Church.  


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We want to be a dynamic community where God is changing lives as we REACH, TEACH, and SERVE one another in LOVE.


At Community Bible Church we are committed to REACHING our community with the life changing message of God’s love.  We believe that God loved us enough to send His Son to die in our place and that if we put our faith in Him, and only in Him, we will be forgiven of our sins, be restored in a relationship with the God who created us, and spend eternity in Heaven in the presence of God.  That’s a message worth sharing!


If we want to REACH our community, Ohio, and the world, it starts with TEACHING.  At Community we are passionate about teaching God’s Word and training God’s people to become disciples who will produce disciples.  We are committed to teaching the Church to be the CHURCH and to equipping them with all they need to grow by discovering their Spiritual gifts and understanding God’s call on their lives to love Him and to love others. 


God’s call on the life of every believer is a call to SERVE.  We are called to serve our neighbors, we’re called to serve our families, and we’re called to serve God’s Church.  The desire of this church is not to just equip, not to just give people the knowledge they need, but to UNLEASH  people to actively serve.  This is the way that the Kingdom grows, this is the way that God’s love truly is shown to others when, in humility, we are willing to think of others first and to serve the way Christ modeled for us.

Community Bible Church
Address1043 Springmill Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Phone: 419-747-7986

Pastor: Dan Richter



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