Staff & Elders

Justin Bebb

Elder, Senior Pastor

It has been my privilege to serve as the senior pastor of Columbus Berean Church since 2017. I became a believer in Jesus Christ early in life and became passionate about discipleship in the local church during college. I have a Master of Divinity from Southern Seminary, where God graciously trained me for the work of the ministry. I am married to Megan and we have three children, Nora, Lucy and Rhys.

Kirby Hoffart


I have been an elder at Columbus Berean since 2011.  I didn’t come to saving faith in Jesus Christ until the age of 26. Prior to that, I spent my life seeking after worldly pleasures and possessions, only to find that they could never offer any lasting peace and joy. Christ rescued me from that life, and gave me a hope that is “a sure and steadfast anchor for the soul.” (Hebrews 6:19) It has been a pleasure to serve Christ in the role of elder all of these years.  God has blessed me with a beautiful wife, Brenda, and we have three children: Isaac, Grace, and Jonathan.  

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Patrick Clark


I became an elder at Columbus Berean in 2010. I became a believer at a very young age and was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and Bible-based church. Through the years, God has continued to teach and use me for His purpose and glory. I’m thankful that His mercies are new every morning and He continues to use me at Columbus Berean Church. He has called me to help lead this church and I humbly love being a part of His local ministry.

Monte Jones


I have been an elder at Columbus Berean since 2020. I became a believer in Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA in high school in Holdrege, Nebraska. I have attended Berean churches for the last 30 years, both in Lincoln and in Columbus. I am humbled to serve as an elder for Columbus Berean, being able to use the gift of teaching God’s Word. I enjoy passing along the wisdom that others have invested in me through the years to both the youth and adults in our church.

what we do

Our Mission



We worship Christ together on Sunday through singing, praying, and hearing God’s Word.


We teach the Bible because it is the authoritative, life-giving Word of God.
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We gather to encourage one another to apply to the gospel to all of life.