NOTICE: Sundays are still quarantine days….but there are 6 other days we can meet.

Friday, September 22, 2020 @ 10:30am (watch video below)
We will be having our second gathering at the church for a time of sharing and prayer.. There will be limited attendance, so please reserve your spot by emailing or calling Pastor Jon at 6870-1488.
These are the guidelines to meet for all churches in Panama. You will be required to give your cedula number, have your temperature taken, given hand sanitizer, wear a mask and keep your distance from others the whole time you are at the church. Please do not come if you cannot follow these guidelines since we do not want to have to turn you away.

Pastor Jon’s Office Hours this week (Sept 21-25):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  – 9:00am – 3:00pm.
OR by appointment (+507-6870-1488)
Join us for church online at 10:30am Sunday mornings. 
We are finishing up the third read-through of the New Testament soon.
Click here to download the plan for the year. 4×4 Bible Reading.Plan
OR visit our Facebook or Instagram pages for the daily reading post.
Sunday Bulletins can be found here:
April 27, 2020

Hi CBC Family,


Just wanted to send you a quick update.

New Hours: This week, I’ll be at the church Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. The salvoconducto that allowed me to be out expired. I’ve been assured that I can still use it … but it seems a bit shaky to me. I’m going to keep coming out on faith, but shift my time back so that when I’m running personal errands, I’ll be doing them during the hours I’m allowed out.

Prayer opportunity: Please pray that the pass gets approved so I can continue to keep church hours and help with food distribution.

Food Bags: We were able to get a great price on our last set of food bags by joining with Rogelio from the local Rotary Club. Together we ordered 300 bags. The food finally arrived from the city last Thursday, but not preassembled. The store simply shipped us pallets of food. So … Thursday night I was scrambling on WhatsApp to pull together a team. Friday morning the CBC volunteers met at the church and assembled all 300 bags in a little over two and half hours.

To date, you’ve help us purchase 246 bags … but with assembling the bags, we’ve had a hand in the distribution of 409 packages. Everyone I’m talking to sees this need continuing well after the country comes out of quarantine. So, you ongoing contributions will help meet a real need.

Prayer opportunity: Through his contacts, Rogelio is trying to get the next batch of food donated … or at least get a much lower price. Please pray that the owner’s hearts will be open to his request and that they’ll respond generously.

Service opportunity: It’s very likely that we’ll need to use the church space as a staging/assembly point for the food we receive. If your in Panama, please let me know if you’d like to be on my quick response list for this project. It’s very helpful if you have the ability to contact me through WhatsApp (+507 6870-1488). The next best way is through email at I will need your full name and a picture of your passport in order to get you on a special permission list to be out at the time of the event.

Finances: Praise the Lord! Even with the absence of our weekly offering, we’re meeting expenses. Many of you have taken the time to make online contributions or bring your tithes to the church. Thank you for your faithfulness in these unusual times.

Encouragement: Thank you for your kind and encouraging comments about our attempts to continue ministering to you all. Life in the body of Christ is definitely a two-way street and it means a lot when you reach out to us.

As I’ve said many times … we miss you and can’t wait for that first post-quarantine gathering.


God Bless,

Pastor Jon & Sue

April 20, 2020
Hello Everyone,
The Panamanian Government is changing their permits for volunteers and ‘essential workers’, so my ability to be at the church will be limited until my new permit is approved. Sorry Ladies…I can only be out at my scheduled release time on the Men’s days.
New hours at the church until further notice:
Tuesdays & Thursdays  10:00am – 11:20am 
My contact information:
Phone: 6870-1488
E-mail: or
Praying for you all,
Pastor Jon
April 6, 2020
Hi CBC family,
I just wanted to say “hello” and let you all know that I’ll be at the church this week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Come pick up a care package for a family you know who’s in need. Pray with me … or just say “Hi.” Drop off a contribution for the packages. Some have also dropped of their tithe … which is quite helpful in defraying ongoing expenses.
Please take a minute and stop by … I’d love to see you!
You are in my prayers daily,
Pastor Jon