A Church for Every Ability

Intro to our new vision



Pastor Aaron and Wendy

Pastor Aaron joined Waterloo Open Bible as the senior pastor in 2012. He and Wendy have been married since 1999 and have 4 children; Josiah, Isaac, Gabe, and Eva.  If you’d like to contact Pastor Aaron you can email him at aaron@obcwaterloo.com.


Pastor Drew and Jordan

Drew became youth director of Waterloo Open Bible in 2016. He and Jordan were married in 2014 and have one child Oliver.  Drew loves the Iowa Hawkeyes, and video games.  If you’d like to contact Drew you can email him at drew@obcwaterloo.com.



Brian and Tish Jacobsen

Brian serves Open Bible as one of our Board member.  They have attended Open Bible for almost 20 years! His wife Tish is also the head of our Preschool/DayCare Sonrise Christian School.  Tish and Brian both work in our Everyday Superheroes Kids Church.  Email Brian at office@obcwaterloo.com


Butch and Dianna Brown

Butch serves at Open Bible as one of our Board member.   Butch and Dianna have attended Open Bible Church since the 70’s. Butch and Dianna serve as greeters and Dianna helps out in our Everyday Superheroes Kids ministry.  Email Butch at office@obcwaterloo.com

Susan Vance

Susan Vance

Susan Vance has lived in the Cedar Valley all of her life.   She has served as a Board Member and Bookeeper of the church since 2017.  Susan started attending after she brought her Grandson, Dominic, to a Trunk or Treat.  She has been a part of our church since 2014. Email Susan at office@obcwaterloo.com


Pastor Kimpi

Pastor Kimpi is a refugee from Burma.   Pastor Kimpi is a man of many talents.  He plays on our worship team and leads a Burmese service at 12:30 every Sunday.  Pastor Kimpi has been a part of our church since 2014.  Email Kimpi at office@obcwaterloo.com

What to Expect

To better assist our visitors, the following is what you’ll experience during our Services:

  • Relaxed and “casual” atmosphere, come dressed as you are
  • Corporate worship through the singing of contemporary worship songs.
  • Teaching and preaching from the Bible, reinforcing Biblical truths
  • A call to action at the end of every service.

Open Bible Church is a multi-generational multi-cultural church.  It is a friendly and inviting atmosphere that encourages you to come as you are.  We are a small church that has a focus on special needs outreach.  We have a place for both families and individuals in the special needs community.

When you walk in you will see signage that directs you to where you need to go.  Our Sanctuary is up the main stairs and has free coffee available in the lobby with a sitting area.  Our kids check in is also in the lobby.  If you are a first time guest with children, just fill out an OBC Kids registration card and they will be given a hand written sticker for that week for check in.  If you have a special needs child, we have a quick questionnaire so we can be better equipped to connect with them.

We have a nursery /cry room that is located downstairs in our children’s area.  Babies infant-2 years old can go there.

Our service time runs for 90 minutes.  We have an opening and then worship.  Our Worship is contemporary.  We are strongly focused on creating a setting that makes it easy to worship but has a volume that works for those who have sensory issues. After worship the kids are dismissed for kids church.

Our messages generally run around 40 minutes in length and end with a call to respond to the message.  We place great emphasis on biblically based messages.  Our goal is that every message points to Jesus and we are compelled to leave the service more like Him.

After service feel free to stick around and meet the pastor.  The kids can be picked up after service in our gymnasium.

We have youth, kids and an adult service on Wednesday nights that follow a community dinner we have at 6:00 p.m.  On Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. we also have a discipleship class that goes over all the aspects of what we believe.

It is our desire that people are given the opportunity to plug in to what God is doing.  We believe that God has a specific purpose for everyone’s life.  We know you’ll find Open Bible Church welcoming and hope you join us at making an impact in the Cedar Valley.

Contact Us

If you have a question or you’d like to speak to a pastor simply click here and fill out our contact form and we will respond as soon as we can.  Or call us at 319.235.6765

Thank you!