Sunday School 9:00am Worship Service 10:15am | 3210 30th St., Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-564-4279

Dan Odom:   Pastor 

Dan grew up in Montana after being born in Southern California.  After graduating from The Master's College he attended and graduated from Western Baptist Theological Seminary in Portland, OR.  He moved to Nebraska from New Hampshire after accepting the call to be the preaching pastor here at CFBC in 2012.  Dan and his wife Lauren met in New Hampshire and have two children: Graison age 10 and Anna age 9.

Dan's driving passion is to teach the Word of God.  He enjoys being a daddy to his kids and spending time with his wife.  He enjoys sports of just about any type and loves going "Jeep'n" in the great outdoors.  


Darrel Wieberdink      Lay Elder

Darrel grew up in a small town in eastern Wisconsin and was privileged to have been raised in a Christian home by godly parents.  By God’s grace he accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior somewhere around 1977.  He has been married to his beautiful wife, Jan for 33 years. They have lived in Columbus with their family since September of 1997.  Darrel serves as a Senior Systems Analyst at Nebraska Public Power District and Jan teaches K and 1st grade at Columbus Christian School.  They have 3 adult children. Danielle, is married to Jacob VanDerLinden and live in Yankton, SD.  They welcomed Jan and Darrel’s first grandchild, Gordon in early 2019.  Adam and Nicole both live and work in Lincoln, NE.

 Darrel has served in various capacities here at CFBC. His primary strengths have been in the area of administration and organization.  He team-teaches adult Sunday School, and has led and facilitated many various small groups, including a men’s bible study for the last 21 years.  Darrel enjoys camping outings with family and friends, going to see their children (and new grandson!), and especially going on dates with Jan!


Nathan Joslin          Lay Elder

Nathan grew up mostly in the greater Seattle area and came to Nebraska by way of Colorado in 2014.  By the abundant mercy and amazing grace of God Nathan in his early twenties submitted his life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and received Him as Savior. His father Larry has been in rescue mission ministry for most of his life and Nathan has followed in his footsteps currently serving as the Director of Ministries for the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission in Columbus and York, Nebraska.  At the mission among other duties he oversees discipleship in their men and women’s discipleship programs.  Nathan and his beautiful wife Tristan currently have five young children Sophie, Silas, Ezra, Eloise and Hudson.  He currently leads our youth Sunday School and Wednesday night Bible study.  In his free time you will find Nathan spending time with his family, talking theology with friends or with his nose in a good book, he especially likes Banner of Truth’s Puritan Paperbacks and Christian biographies. 


Gene Mahan            Lay Elder

Gene was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. Though his family rarely went to church, God was at work in his heart. Gene moved to California and shortly after that  went into the army.  When he was 35 years old Gene started attending a Baptist church in California and it was there he gave his life to Christ and understood that Jesus alone was his Lord and Savior.
Soon after he met his wife Ginny and began serving together for a few years until we moved to Nebraska with his three children, LeAnn,  LeNette,  and Michael.  Once the children were on their own, they returned to California to be closer to their parents and minister to them until they passed.  After retirement, they returned to Nebraska and roughly five years ago settled in Columbus.  
Gene has served in various capacities within the church from construction to teaching.  Hobbies now a days are jeeping, reading, and just plain enjoying life with my family and my church family.


Feel free to contact any of us by contacting the church office at 402-564-4279.

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