Church Leadership

Joe Bellanti

Elder and Pastor-Teacher

Joe Bellanti

Joe graduated from Multnomah Bible College in 1962. He and Shary started the ministry with Village Missions in Tensed, Idaho. Less than a year later, Joe became Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Sheridan, Wyoming. In 1966, they moved to Manhattan, Montana, where Joe served as Pastor of Manhattan Bible Church. Four years later, Joe accepted a call to serve at Hillyard Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington where he became the assistant/youth pastor.

In 1973, Joe and Shary moved to Kennewick, Washington, where Joe began serving as Pastor of First Baptist Church. Two years later, the Lord used them to start a new church in Kennewick called Desert Bible Church, which disbanded in 1983. In 1991, Joe accepted the call as Pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship, which later became Community Bible Church. Joe and Shary have two married daughters and twelve grandchildren.

Email Joe Phone: (509) 783-3768

Tom Gintner

Elder and Stewardship

Tom Gintner

Tom came to Christ at an early age through the ministry of his godly parents and other faithful Christian workers in the church. He met his wife, Suzan, while working in the aerospace industry. Tom received specialized training as a computer programmer and worked eight years for California State University at Long Beach. In 1978, he and his family moved to Kennewick, Washington, where he began working for what is now Energy Northwest. Tom is employed as an information systems manager.

Tom had the privilege of sitting under several excellent Bible teachers including Dr. J. Vernon McGee, then pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles. Under Dr. McGee's teaching, Tom grew significantly in his knowledge and understanding of God's Word. Over the years, Tom has served as a Sunday school teacher, youth leader, deacon, and elder. Tom and Suzan have been associated with Community Bible Church since its inception. They have two married children and two grandchildren.

Steve Marks

Elder and Family Ministries

Steve Marks

Steve was raised in a Christian home, but later came to saving faith at a Christian concert. After graduating from high school, he became employed with the Weyerhaeuser Company in a pulp mill. Seven years later, Steve became a property appraiser.

Steve and his wife, Estelle, where married in 1980 and established their first home in Goldendale, Washington. Three years later, they moved to the Tri-Cities. Steve was employed with Franklin County as a property appraiser until 1994, when he was appointed to the position of County Assessor. Steve and Estelle have been blessed with three wonderful children and one granddaughter.

Mike Palm

Elder and Facilities

Mike Palm

Mike was raised in a very close-knit Christian family in Medford, Oregon, with one sister and three brothers. His family attended a small conservative Baptist church where he came to saving faith at a young age. After graduating from high school, Mike attended Judson Baptist College, the Oregon Institute of Technology, and LeTourneau University, where he later obtained his engineering degree.

Mike is currently employed with Parsons Constructors. He is married to his wonderful wife, Cecilia. They have three married sons who are all living in the Tri-Cities, and several grandchildren.

Eddie Coaly

Elder and Stewardship

Eddie Coaly

Eddie was raised in a non-christian home until 1983. After his family began at tending church, Eddie came to faith in Christ at the age of 15. He joined the Navy after high school, and at age 19 he married Cami. The Lord blessed them with four children while Eddie was in the Navy, and two more since they moved to the Tri-Cities. The Coaly's have been active in Community Bible Church since 2001. Eddie has served in the sound room and as a teacher in sunday school and small group.