About Us

Connecting people to Jesus Christ is the core of our purpose.

CCBC exists to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to unite them with His family, to help them grow to Christ-like maturity and to commit themselves to ministry in order to glorify God.

Activities throughout the week.

Good News Kids

grades K-2 Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45pm

Kids of the Kingdom

grades 3-6 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:15pm

Ladies' Bible Study

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm

Men's Prayer & Coffee

Tuesdays, 7:30am

Our History

Cordova Community Baptist Church was first established when Alaska was a territory. It began in 1908 as a Presbyterian Church under the old comity agreement. The congregation voted to become American Baptist in 1950 when the number of missionaries serving in the hospital administered by American Baptist appeared to be increasing. An American Baptist pastor was called at that time and served with missionary status under the Home Mission Society. The hospital was transferred to the City of Cordova in the early 1970s and has remained under their administration since that time. Missionary nurses no longer serve in Cordova.

Richard and Susan Harding and Robert Varnum began as co-pastors in 1975. Robert left in 1982 and Richard continued as pastor until 1999, serving 24 years! He remained on as pastor emeritus when his son John Harding became pastor in 2000, and passed in 2008. John served until 2010 when he left for another position. Susan remains active in the church, including serving as Director of the Christian Center.

Pastor France Marcott came in May 2010 to do an intentional interim, helping the church make a transition between pastorates and was with us till October, 2012.

In 2013, Pastor Charley Pitchford, his wife Marianne, and son Joshua came to serve CCBC from Texarkana, Arkansas. He faithfully served until August of 2018 and their family was a true blessing to our church family.

Pastor Mike Glover and his wife Mandy came to serve our church from Gainesville, FL in the fall of 2019. He has served as our Pastor since then, and continues to seek ways we can be the body of Christ to each other and to our community of Cordova.


The Cordova Community Christian Center was first begun in 1955 when the need for this ministry became apparent. Utilizing primarily the lower part of the church, which has several classrooms, a kitchen, and a large gymnasium-size room, the CCCC has operated a Christian pre-school, hosted numerous community programs (including Girl and Boy Scout meetings), and offered programing for all ages.

Over the years, the CCCC has been the site of many outreaches, including Home Port Coffee House. National Ministries partners with the Center through White Cross to continue to provide for supply needs and often sends volunteers to help with ministry needs.