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Pastors & Staff

Pastor Keith McWhorterPastor Keith McWhorter

I was saved by God's grace as a young boy, under the preaching of my Dad, and enjoyed growing in grace with Dad as my pastor in Richmond, KY. Over the last fifteen years, the Lord has faithfully provided me opportunities for spiritual growth in the context of the local church, as well as in the military and business world. As an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, God blessed me with discipline and leadership training / experience. As a Materials Analyst with the General Electric Company, God provided me a glimpse into the “pressure cooker” that is the international economy. It was in 2003 that the Lord called me to preach and pastor, and in 2004, I entered The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving an MDiv. in Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth in 2007. Those years were some of the most challenging of my life, but also very enriching. For the last 20 years, my constant friend and lover has been my wife, Michele. God has graced us with two daughters, Meaghan and Keileigh. The three greatest joys in my life are: Knowing God in Christ and being loved by Him, growing in Christ-like love with my wife, and raising my girls to become passionate, gospel-saturated women of grace. To God be all glory!

My passion as a pastor is reflected in our purpose and mission statements: I long for us to be a Christian family of disciple-making disciples who are consumed by the glory of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ! This is what must drive us now and into the future. If you are new to the area and looking for a church, please worship with us soon! If you do, I just know that you will be blessed by God through the Christ-exalting worship, Word-driven preaching and teaching, and the loving unity of the Holy Spirit at CBC. If you are looking for a church that does not just talk about family ministry, but is determined by grace to equip God's people to live in gospel-centered families and marriages, and to raise up children and grandchildren God's way, come to CBC! If you want a church that desires to bend our lives to the absolute authority of the Word, come to CBC! If you want a church where people own themselves sinners saved only by the amazing grace of God in Christ, come to CBC! If you want a church where discipleship is not optional, come to CBC! Gospel-Driven. Christ-Centered. Loving People. Join us!

Lori BeardLori Beard

My name is Lori Beard. I am a biblical counselor for women at CBC. That gorgeous man you see in my picture is my amazing husband, Cliff Beard. We've been married 28 years, and we have three lovely, funny, Christian daughters—Ashley, Amy, and Becca. We have one goofy, wonderful, godly son by marriage named David. I've been working as a biblical counselor for about three and a half years. My main area of ministry is women with an emphasis on young mommas. God has given me a great desire for women to be equipped to love and live for Jesus! Therefore, I spend my time discipling, mentoring, training, teaching, and counseling women. It has been my great privilege to see several of those women saved by the Gospel as well as learning to honor God in areas of faith, family, and daily life. My greatest passion is the glory of Jesus. I love to see Him work and move among His people. I love that the Bible is sufficient for every single area of living. I am so stinking excited at what God has done and continues to do at CBC and throughout our community! No matter what is happening in your life right now; good, bad, happy or sad; there is a place for you at CBC. Praise God for a Savior who told me 40 years ago, "Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).


Alex BergerAlex Berger -
Pastor of Worship, Families & Youth

The first time I found myself in an environment where the true gospel was being preached was in high school. Though I remained unconverted until age 20, I am certain that the Lord used the exposure to His word in my high school years to bring me to himself at a later time. I left for college, squandered everything, returned home and only delved deeper in my sin. But, praise be to God who called me out of darkness and into His marvelous light! After a season of depression, the Lord brought me to a point where I knew my own wretchedness and He unveiled the perfection of His son, Jesus Christ. I remember distinctly a month of tearful repentance followed by joy unspeakable at the free gift of grace and righteousness through faith in Christ. Through many opportunities in His church I have enjoyed leading both musical worship and teaching ministry. In 2015, I recognized both an internal and external call to ministry ultimately leading my family and I from Oshkosh, WI to Indiana, CBC, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017. We visited CBC and knew afterwards that we could not see ourselves being anywhere else. We love this church. Amidst the journey, the Lord has seen fit to bring me a lovely bride, Sammie Jo. She is the finest of the flock, a faithful and loving wife, and the sweetest of mothers to our two daughters Mercy and Sparrow. Without her support and help, I could never do what God has given me to do. By God’s immeasurable grace I have been given the opportunity to be Worship Leader at CBC. It is my commitment to lead our musical worship in such a way that the focus is upon God Himself as I and the rest of the team remain in the background. It is my passion and mission to keep our worship God-centered, rich in theological truth, and filled with authentic, undivided devotion. May God alone receive the glory for which He is worthy!