1400 County Road 17A North #82 - Avon Park FL 33825
863-452-5643 -

Community Bible Church had its beginning in 1983 when Pastor Tom and Sally Schankweiler looked over a tangle of neglected orange trees, cacti, and untamed vegetation. The land sloped downward to a tiny lake about two blocks off County Road 17A North.

The Congregation of about 20 people, which had been meeting in a home on Highlands Avenue in Avon Park, bought the property and started building. The plan included a church with an affiliated mobile home community that would serve as a support system for outreach into the community. In 1986, “The Lighthouse by the Side of the Road," as the church is fondly called, celebrated its grand opening.


At Community Bible Church, outreach has always been the main focus. God has been faithful to demonstrate His Presence with miracle after miracle for His glory! We are trusting Him for even greater things in the days ahead until we hear the “sound of the trumpet” which will call His church triumphant to an eternity with Him!