Sunday Services

       We are holding in-person worship services at 10:00 am.

In light of the new CDC guidelines CBF has revised the COVID policy. Please see the tab on the left for more information.

Contact information

1131 State Rt. 251, El Paso, IL 61738     Office phone: 309-306-8183

Sunday Services:

  • Adult Sunday School - Sundays from 9:00 - 9:40am
  • Worship Service - Sundays at 10:00am Join us in-person or livestream on Facebook - Community Bible Fellowship of El Paso or YouTube - Community Bible Fellowship El Paso

Student Ministries: located at 282 W. Main Street, El Paso

  • SrHi - Wednesdays   7:30pm - 8:45pm
  • JrHi -  Wednesdays  6:00pm - 7:15pm

Can Do Kids is a ministry held at Community Bible Fellowship to children ages 3 through Fifth Grade. The program emphasizes increased Bible knowledge through Imagination Station, scripture memory through Memorization Station and the application of what is learned in Application Station.

  • Can Do Kids - Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00
  • Please see our Can Do Kids Facebook page Can Do Kids El Paso.


Lead Pastor:  

Glenn Matlock

office:  309-306-8183

Family Life Pastor:

Luke Holderby

office:  309-306-8183

Where are we?

1131 State Rt. 251

El Paso, IL  61738


One mile north of the intersection of Rt.24 and State Rt. 251

Call CBF church office for directions.

Either of our front entrances will direct you to the auditorium.  The south entry goes directly to the children's area.  The north entrance will direct you to the auditorium through the Great Room and Connection Counter.  We have volunteers at the Connection Counter to answer your questions and direct you to the classrooms.

What to expect at CBF

  • Bible-based teaching and application
  • Casual dress (some dress up and some come in jeans and shorts)
  • Variety of Music - some Sundays are more traditional and others are more contemporary. We have talented jazz, bluegrass and classical musicians in our church family.
  • Corporate prayer during our worship service (requests are shared at the Connection Counter prior to the service)
  • No “passing the plate” - give as God leads (offering box is in the back of the sanctuary)

Our vision

CBF strives to be well-known in Central Illinois as a caring, culturally relevant Christian fellowship that seeks to transform lives through a clear witness for Jesus Christ, biblical teaching, quality ministries and mutual care for one another. We believe each person has an ability granted by God, and want every talent utilized for the glory of God. We will be an example by serving God with excellence by bringing more people to personal relationship with Christ.

Our history

Community Bible Fellowship stems from humble beginnings over twenty five years ago, when six local families began meeting in homes together with Pastor Wes Ooms and his young family from Texas. The Ooms family had migrated to central Illinois, specifically to East White Oak Church in rural Carlock, with the express intent of planting a church. East White Oak Bible Church acted as our “mother church” for the first years of our existence until we were able to support the church and our Pastor financially.

From its early beginnings in January 1990, God has been very generous in providing CBF a place to worship, in growing our ministries, and in supplying financial sustenance. The former CBF location at 27 N. Main Street in El Paso was obtained at a miraculous initial cost of $2,000, including an adequate parking lot for an additional $500. Church growth over the next several years demanded five renovations of the old creamery then Pfister Hybrid Corn Office then Community Center building. 

During the initial twenty five year growth period, Community Bible Fellowship has centered its values on the Bible, youth, community, missions, and fellowship. The opportunity to do ministry better was the big stimulus for seeking a new facility. Unlike the property in town, our new facility has room for expansion and growth. What you see here is the two phase of a Facilities Master Plan that, God willing, will take us into the future with a fully-developed Christian campus. 

It is our hope that over the next twenty five years, CBF will be able to expand its current ministries and develop new outreach programs, thereby bringing more and more people into the knowledge of and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Our core values

We value Biblical Truth. The Bible is timeless and timely. We value its teaching, and its relevance to the common needs of all people as well as to the culture of our day. We strive to expound it accurately, lovingly, and without apology. 

We value the Privilege and Power of Prayer. Prayer is the means by which we accomplish God’s purposes, and acknowledge our own inability to do anything apart from Him. We value prayer as the means to accessing God’s throne of grace, of gaining spiritual discernment and empower-ment to accomplish all that God has in store for us.

We Value the Culture of Grace. We believe that God has demonstrated His grace by fully and permanently accepting us through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. We value the fact that God enables everyone to find forgiveness, healing, and restoration, through the sacrifice of His Son. 

We Value Authentic Community. God never intended for man to live on his own. We value honest, loving, healthy relationships as we are each part of God’s family. Through care, encouragement, fellowship, and service, we seek to motivate one another to love and good works, as we press toward spiritual maturity. 

We Value the Next Generation. Children are a blessing from the Lord, and their upbringing comes with great responsibility. We value the opportunity to raise them to come to know the Savior personally, and to equip them, in turn, to reach their generation. 

 We Value Missional Living. God has equipped all of us for service in his Kingdom. We value the giftedness He grants all of us, and seek to recognize and use those gifts to fulfill our purpose within the Great Commission.

Our beliefs

1. The Bible We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original documents, and it is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21) 

2. The Godhead We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18-19, Mark 12:29) 

3. The Creation and Fall of Man -  We believe that humans were created in God's image; that all have sinned through Adam's transgression as well as personal experience; that they are totally lost and separated from God, and spiritually dead in their sins. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:10-12) 

4. The Person and Work of Jesus Christ - We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin; that He is truly God and truly man; that He died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice to justify and reconcile us to God; that all who trust Him as Savior are eternally saved on the grounds of His finished work. (Luke 1:35-40, John 1:1-10, Romans 5:6-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Galatians 3:13) 

5. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit  - We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement; that He indwells and baptizes all believers into the Body of Christ at the moment of salvation. (I Corinthians 6:19, 12:13, John 16:8-11, Titus 3:5)

6. The Ordinances  - We believe that water baptism, which is a testimony of a believer's faith, and the Lord's Supper, which is a memorial and testimonial of Christ's sacrifice on our behalf, are the only ordinances for the Church as defined by the Scriptures. (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 

7. The Final Things We believe in the personal, imminent, pre-millenial return of Christ for His own; that the saved will be in His presence in glory forever, while the lost shall suffer physical, eternal punishment and separation from God forever. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Luke 16:19-26, Revelation 20:1-3)