Bookstore Coffee Houses

Community Christian Ministries (CCM) came into existence through the ministry of Elmer and Jean Hiebert and several Washington State University professors. CCM was incorporated in 1969 as Inland Christian Laymen. As a result of Elmer’s vision, CCM began a literature ministry in 1971 with bookstores at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. These were not church supply stores but people stores. Because of his prior experience in this kind of ministry in Annapolis, Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jim Wilson helped open these two stores in Pullman and Moscow.

Since then, we have had personal ministry stores in Laramie, Wyoming; Tempe, Arizona; Provo, Utah; Logan, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Annapolis, Maryland; Republic, Washington; and Gunnison, Colorado. With the exception of Republic, all of these towns are college towns. Two of these ministries are no longer part of CCM but have their own locally-run ministries. They are Quo Vadis in Tempe, which Elmer and Jean started, and Cornerstone Books in Boise, which Steve Barry began.

Our current literature/personal ministry locations are:

• The Brushfire at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. Our manager there is Dan Pennington.

• Oasis Books at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Our team there includes Brad Scheelke and Eldon Peterson.

• Our main office and literature outreach in Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington (8 miles apart). Staff includes Rodger Boothman, our director/evangelist, and Lisa Just, our administrative coordinator.