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Pastor Billy Knox

As the Pastor of Community Baptist Church, I would like to thank you for visiting our website and invite you to join us in one of our regularly scheduled services. CBC is a friendly church that preaches the Word of God without compromise. Our goal is to edify the believer with sound Biblical teaching and preaching that sustains the believer with spiritual sustenance for life, not just the day. Such sustenance encourages and enables the believer to "do the work of the ministry" - evangelizing the lost and edifying his fellow believer (Eph. 4:7-16). Please visit with us. We would love the opportunity to meet you.

- Pastor Billy Knox


Pastor Billy Knox's Bio:

Being reared in a Christian home, Pastor Knox heard the Gospel and trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at an early age. Later surrendering to the call to preach, he pursued further education for the Gospel ministry earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. Pastor Knox has served the Lord in fulltime Christian service in various capacities since 1995. In 2009, Pastor Knox relocated to Newport and joined the staff of Community Baptist Church as its Associate Pastor and in 2014 answered the call to become the Senior Pastor.

Pastor Matthew Epperson



Pastor Matthew Epperson serves as the Youth Pastor of Community Baptist Church. Having accepted Christ at the age of 5, Pastor Matt grew up serving the Lord in youth ministry throughout his high school and college years. He has earned a B.A. in Bible from Pensacola Christian College and his Master of Divinity from Pensacola Theological Seminiary. After completing his M. Div., Pastor Matt and his wife, Jenn, served two years teaching in a Christian school and college on the island of Saipan. Following the leading of the Holy Spirit Pastor Matt relocated to Newport and joined the staff of Community Baptist Church in 2013.