CBMC = Christian Business Men’s Connection
Purpose: Come alongside businessmen, right where they are, to help them become the men that God designed them to be.

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Our Vision

 

For all Men in our Movement to Experience:

  • The Power of One God
  • The Value of One Man
  • The Leverage of One Team

Resulting in Spiritual Reproduction among Businessmen throughout the World.

Our Mission

 

To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Core Values

 

Preeminence of Christ: Intimacy with Christ is paramount; therefore we recognize that ministry flows through spiritual leaders who are devoted to Christ and to prayer. All that we do must emanate from our life in Christ and His life in ours. “Christ in you [is] the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ” Colossians 1:27-28.

Life-on-Life Relationships: We value the process of committed one-on-one relationships for evangelism and discipleship. Paul tells the church in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, “We were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.”

Just as Paul shared his life with Timothy for the sake of the gospel, we believe in building relationships in order that we may share our lives with those in need, caring for them and being committed to them over time for the sake of the gospel.

Teams: God calls us to work together in teams in order to multiply what He wants to accomplish through us. Two or more people with an external focus compose a team whose emphasis is relationships and mission.

Our ministry is to the “whole man.” One team we seek to help is the husband and wife. This needs to be a growing relationship to sustain a fruitful ministry. “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work . . . a cord of three strands is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12).

Generational Spiritual Reproduction: The goal of the discipleship process is spiritual reproduction to the 3rd and 4th generations and beyond. Paul exhorts Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:2, “the things you have heard me say . . . entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” We strive to fulfill the Lord’s promise in Isaiah 60:22, “The least of you will become a thousand, the smallest a mighty nation. I am the Lord; in its time, I will do this swiftly.”

Leadership Team

 

Eldon Kibbey

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Eldon was born and raised in Missouri, where he received a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering with Nuclear Option from University of Missouri - Rolla. He later did graduate work in Physical Metallurgy at The Ohio State University.

A brief career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Aircraft Corporation (now Boeing) in St. Louis, Missouri, was followed by a tour of duty with the United States Air Force.

Eldon was assigned to the Air Force Materials Laboratory at Wright - Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, where he performed materials research on high-temperature metals for use in jet engines.

He left the Air Force in December 1971, with a rank of captain, to start the Indianapolis franchise for Environment Control, a nationwide janitorial service. He led that business for 26 years.

Eldon has been the Director of CBMC Indiana since 1998.

Eldon and his wife, Sandy, are the parents of four children, and have three grandsons.

Ray F. Childers

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Ray Childers was born and raised in southern California. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCLA. Ray then moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 1967 to attend graduate school at Indiana University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. After postgraduate study on the structure of peptides and proteins, Eli Lilly and Company hired him in 1974. He worked in Indianapolis for 26 years as a research scientist in the Pharmaceutical Product Development Component.

Since his retirement from Lilly in 2000, he has become more heavily involved in ministry with his church and is a Field Associate with CBMC Indiana. He also lectures occasionally on 'Origins: Existence, Purpose and Destiny' and/or 'Intelligent Design'.

Ray lives in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife (married in 1971), Lisa. They have two married children and several grandchildren.

Gary Kirschman

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Gary was born and raised in New Jersey.  After graduating with a degree in Psychology from The King’s College in New York, he and his new bride, MaryBeth, joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ.  While serving as staff members with Campus Crusade, Gary and MaryBeth have lived and worked in various assignments in Southern California, Maryland and Indiana. 

In 2009 Gary left Campus Crusade for Christ to join the staff team of CBMC Indiana where he currently serves as the Director of CBMC Indianapolis.

Gary and MaryBeth are the parents of two adult sons.

Deno Rousopoulos

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Deno Rousopoulos was born in Chicago, Illinois to Greek immigrant parents. He grew up a half block from Wrigley Field and is a loyal Cub’s fan. Growing up in a Christian home, Deno accepted the Lord as a young child at a Billy Graham Crusade.

He attended Anderson University (IN) where he earned a BA in business and met his bride Samme, of 42 years. Together they have three children and two grandchildren.

After earning a MA in public relations from Ball State University (IN), Deno and Samme moved to Houston, Texas where he worked as a Director of College Relations for a small Bible College.

After seven years in Christian higher education, Deno began a new career as an Executive Director of a Trade Association and was recognized as the best Chapter in the nation.

Feeling the urge to use his skills and gifts to encourage and empower people to achieve their personal best, Deno began his own business as a professional public speaker, giving motivational speeches and business seminars.

After speaking to hundreds of audiences in 46 states, Deno’s “urge” became a “call” to encourage Christian business owners to be their best so that they could use their business as a viable platform to share the Gospel in the marketplace. It was at this time, Deno joined forces with CBMC.

Today, Deno is the Indiana Area Director for CBMC Executive Business Forums. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana there are active Forum groups in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Morrisville, Elkhart, Goshen…with groups in beginning stages in South bend, Valparaiso and Fishers.