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David & Beth denHartog

What started as a small Bible study back in 1980, soon launched a mission that has literally changed thousands of lives in Cleburne, Johnson County, and far beyond. That mission: To reach people wherever they are in their spiritual journey and nurture them into a maturing relationship with Christ. Moving to a modest storefront near the downtown square in the fall of 1980, this tiny band of believers grew to be known as Cleburne Bible Church, known as a place to slow down, to think and refocus. It is here that young and old, single and married, have learned and relearned to hear God’s voice, reflect on His works, rehearse His deeds and obey His word!


Since its beginning, Cleburne Bible Church has grown and expanded, grown even more, and expanded again and again to meet the increasing demands – not just for space – but an increasing desire to connect with God, knowing Him in a very real and personal way. In so many ways, Cleburne Bible Church is still the same church it was in 1980 – faithful to God’s Word and prayer, diligent about its mission. While the needs of those we touch have changed, our mission never has. Cleburne Bible Church is a refuge for people needing to be still and know God. It is a place where eternity begins for some and is renewed in others.

We hope you sense our excitement about what God is doing here at Cleburne Bible Church. If you’re in the midst of a spiritual investigation or looking for a church home, come be a part of our church family and discover a church Where Grace Makes a Difference!

“I find it exhilarating to talk to those guys. Thanks for linking us to what I feel will be a very strategic sister church relationships in the Land.”
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SHEMEN SASSON (Oil of Gladness)
Congregation Shemen Sasson was founded by John and Dariel Myers in 1992. It was during that year that John, Dariel and five of their six children began having family worship meetings in the living room of their hillside apartment in the Judean village of En Kerem, birthplace of John the Baptist and currently a neighborhood in the southwestern section of Jerusalem. Every Saturday morning the Myers family would gather to sing a few worship songs and study the Bible together. As news of their small family gathering spread, friends, neighbors, and others from the Jerusalem area began to join them. In those early days, John provided the teaching and Dariel provided a hot meal after each meeting for all who attended. From its very beginning and continuing to the present, Shemen Sasson’s family atmosphere has been full of life, attracting many young people.

Shemen Sasson has continued to grow throughout the years. In 1997, after it outgrew the Myers’ second apartment in En Kerem, the congregation began having weekly meetings in a historic church building on Prophet Street in Jerusalem, built during the Ottoman era. Life groups were formed during this time to maintain an intimate family atmosphere in the expanding congregation. These groups have continued to gather weekly in various homes to share bible teaching, prayer, food, and fellowship. In 2004 the growing congregation moved into its current home, a commercial building in the heart of Jerusalem’s central business district. The top floor of this building houses the sanctuary and classrooms for children’s ministry. An outreach center and staff offices are located on the second floor. In recent years, Shemen Sasson has experienced increasingly rapid growth and has been blessed to see many Israelis receive Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah. Though its numbers have significantly increased, Shemen Sasson has continued to maintain a warm, loving, life-giving family atmosphere. Shemen Sasson is also known for its dynamic praise and worship and solid Bible teaching.