When visiting CBC
Our Sunday worship services are designed to gather together to worship Christ passionately, follow Christ wholeheartedly and share Christ lovingly. We believe that people who are newly discovering Christ’s truths and even those who are mature believers in Christ will grow in their biblical knowledge and apply these truths to their lives. We are committed to explaining the Bible and to making personal applications of God’s truth to our lives. Biblical teaching, prayer, giving, and regularly-scheduled communion services are key components of our worship time. About 400 people worship together each Sunday at the southwest corner of 90th & Q Street.
Lead Pastor, Rev. Charles Tschetter
Chuck was born and raised in Omaha. After graduating from Central High School, he attended Grace University where he met his wife Lydia. After his undergrad education, Chuck attended Dallas Theological Seminary where he received the Master of Theology degree. In 1987 Chuck joined the staff of CBC as the Pastor of Youth and Christian Education and became the Senior Pastor in 1990. Chuck has spent many years participating in the CBC Men’s Basketball League, and he enjoys watching sports, especially football and basketball. He also enjoys spending time with his family; he and Lydia have six children and one son-in-law.
Pastor of Visitation and Assimilation, Rev. Lavern Smith
LaVern was born at home on the family farm near Ringwood, Oklahoma; one of eleven children. At the age of seven he moved with his family to a farm near Newton, KS. He attended Berean Academy in Kansas and college at Grace College of the Bible (Grace University) in Omaha. He later completed a master degree in Missions at Grace Seminary in Indiana. He and his wife, Marlene, served with World Team in the Caribbean for 43 years. LaVern and Marlene have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Director of Music, Dr. Greg Zielke
Greg joined the CBC staff in 1993. He is the chairman of the music department at Grace University and holds a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He also has a master of music education degree in voice and choral from Wichita State University and a bachelor of music degree in music education from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. Dr. Zielke has also served as repertoire and standards committee chairman for collegiate choirs for the Nebraska Choral Directors Association and has served as the artistic director and conductor of the Omaha Symphonic Chorus. He and his wife, Tami, have two adult daughters.
Pastor of Student Ministries, Jeremy Wissink
Jeremy was blessed to grow up in a Christian family with parents who love the Lord and serve Him faithfully. Their example and instruction contributed to Jeremy placing his faith in Christ at a very young age. After high school, Jeremy attended college at Grace University where he met his wife, Rachel. During his time at Grace, Jeremy attended CBC and served on the deacon committee and on the worship team playing violin. In college he began to feel the Lord leading him toward entering full time vocational ministry. He subsequently decided to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. Jeremy became the Pastor of Student Ministries in 2012. The Wissinks have one son, Elliot.
Office Administrator, Renee Calvin
Renee joined the CBC staff in August of 2014 and serves as the Office Administrator. In this capacity she provides administrative support for the staff in order to free them up to fulfill their core functions. Renee was raised in a strong Christian home in Lincoln, Nebraska and praises the Lord for her godly parents and grandparents. After graduation from Lincoln East High School, Renee moved to Dallas, Texas, and lived there for the next 11 years. She and her family moved to the Omaha area in 1995 and started attending CBC in January of 1996. Since joining the church, Renee has taught numerous bible studies and has joyfully served on the Women’s Ministries Committee, the Worship Committee, and has sung with the CBC Worship Team and Choir. Renee has three daughters, all married, and has been blessed with four wonderful grandchildren. In her free time, Renee enjoys being with her grandchildren, traveling (especially to the beach!), distance running, and photography.
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Kiddie Kollege Director
Marilynn has a Bachelor of Music Education and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. She has had six years experience teaching music in the public schools on the elementary level which included the primary grades. Her goal in early childhood education is to foster curiosity and a love for learning in the young child which can be carried throughout life. Marilynn and her husband, Doyle, love serving on short term missions trips abroad, and they love to spend time with their children and grandchildren.