Senior Pastor- Jon Mendonsa
Jon was born and raised in San Jose, CA until attending Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. There he received his B.S. in Pastoral Studies, and met his wife Anita. They were married in 1996 and that same year were called to 1st Baptist Church of Hibbing, MN to serve as Youth Pastor. In 2003 he accepted the call to Pastor Community Bible Chapel were he continues to serve. Jon and Anita have five children, Jon enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and most sports.
Youth – Ryan Melhus
Ryan obtained his B. A. in youth ministry through Oak Hills Christian college. After graduating in 2010 he married Jessica, and they now have three very energetic boys.
While at Oak Hills Ryan completed a one year internship working with the youth of the Evangelical Free Church in Bemidji MN. He enjoys hunting , fishing, and woodworking in his spare time. Ryan and Jessica joined our congregation in January of 2012, and Ryan’s responsibilities include overseeing the youth ministries as well as assisting Pastor Jon in anyway possible.