Church History

Several families led by Pastor Ernie & Gen Schmidt began meeting on Wednesday evenings in early August, 2006 for prayer and planning.

The church was incorporated with the State of Iowa on September 15, 2006. The first Sunday service was held on October 8, 2006 at NE Elementary School in Ankeny and held in the Art Room for several months. Wednesday evening Bible Study & Prayer was held in member homes until May, 2008 when they began to meet at the school.

The church has grown considerably from that first Sunday which saw just over 30 people. Sunday services were moved from the Art Room to the Cafeteria, and again to the Gymnasium where they are currently held to accommodate the growing church body.

Community Baptist owns 9.5 acres of prime land on the northeast side of Ankeny located at Ankeny Boulevard and NE 47th Street. The land was purchased for $356,820 on December 24, 2008 and a mortgage burning celebration was held at the property 23 months later on November 21, 2010. Praise the Lord!

October 5, 2011 was the 5th Anniversary Celebration for the church. It was also when Pastor Schmidt, founding pastor, completed his ministry with the church. Shon Lundberg, a member of the church, was called to be the next pastor and began his ministry at Community on April 1, 2013.

Pastoral History

Pastor Ernie Schmidt: August, 2006 - October 9, 2010

Associate Pastor Joe Earle: October 17, 2007 - November 30, 2008

Pastor Shon Lundberg: April 1, 2013 - Present