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A good attitude as we go to Anaheim

Anaheim awaits Southern Baptists as we prepare for our annual meeting. The setting will be sunny southern California. As we all know, this is not our typical meeting place for Southern … more

Asian-American Pastors Represent CSBC at the 2022 Pastors Conference in Anaheim

The SBC Pastors Conference is an amazing time of equipping for pastors from around the country.  The president of this year’s conference, Matt Henslee… more

National Day of Prayer and ALL Southwest-Summit

You are invited, to National Day of Prayer and to the ALL-Southwest Summit! National Day of Prayer is on May 5th, 2022 - 9AM to 10:30AM on Mt. Soledad at the cross. Located: 6905 La Jolla … more

2022 SBC Annual Meeting: 5 stories you should know

Plans for the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Anaheim are in full swing, with meeting schedules, nominations and other news released just this week. Here are 5 recent … more

California Southern Baptists begin search for new executive director

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – The California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) has launched a search for a new executive director to replace Bill Agee, who is retiring. The new leader tasked with … more

California Russian, Ukrainian Southern Baptists pray, grieve, send aid

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP) – Rocked by Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine, Southern Baptist Slavic churches in California confess a love among Russian, Ukrainian and other … more

Looking for special-priced Disneyland tickets while at SBC? Hakuna matata.

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptists with only an Orlando Disney history will have the opportunity to experience a whole new world through discounted tickets to Disneyland while attending the … more

Southern Baptist leaders stress unity, trust during drama-free meeting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — As chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, Pastor Rolland Slade has long had one goal. Make the committee’s meetings boring … more

4 Reasons why I am looking forward to Anaheim, and you should be too!

HESPERIA, Calif. (BP) – The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is a gathering I look forward to every year. As a California pastor since 1999, I have always made it a priority to … more

Census reveals future for Hispanics in the SBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – As the Hispanic population continues to grow nationwide and in the Southern Baptist Convention, its impact will be observed not only culturally but in strengthening the … more

Church planting network gives over $1 million to least-reached states

In celebration of the 40th anniversary since its founding, the Berkland Baptist Church network of churches (including Antioch Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts) recently made a special gift … more

2022 SBC Annual Meeting messenger pre-registration, childcare registration open Feb. 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Messenger pre-registration and childcare registration open Tuesday (Feb. 1) at sbcannualmeeting.net for the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June … more

Agee announces retirement from CSBC

FRESNO, Calif. (BP) – California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. A transition plan to find a … more

AB 506 Imposes New Mandatory Responsibilities on Churches

Effective January 1, 2022, all churches in California that have any form of “youth service organization” within their ministries, which most likely includes Sunday School in addition to … more

New president of California Baptists hopes to unite convention as a family

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Victor Chayasirisobhon, newly elected president of the California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC), believes he can leverage his background to help unify the diverse … more

Parody video provides fun way to promote 2022 SBC Pastors Conference

The 2022 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors Conference, set for June 12–13 in Anaheim, California, revealed its lineup of 12 preachers through a fun Christmas-themed music video … more

California Baptists encouraged to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, church members, and state convention

CLOVIS, Calif. (BP)— After a 24-month hiatus due to COVID-19, messengers to the 80th meeting of California Southern Baptist Convention were exhorted to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, … more

California pastors begin planning for 2022 SBC annual meeting

ANAHEIM (BP) – In terms of national influence and Gospel impact, the importance of Southern Baptist work in California cannot be overstated, agreed SBC leaders and pastors from the state … more

Encanto Southern Baptist Church Community Services

The Encanto community is extremely diverse.  The Encanto Southern Baptist Church vision is, “To become a diverse family united by faith in the Gospel, motivated by love for God and others … more

Pathways Church Baptisms

Pathways Church of Santee, California gathered at La Jolla Shores this past month for fun, fellowship, worship and the baptism of 16 people. Children, Teens, and adults of all ages publicly … more
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