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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

Count the Cost is Alive!

This past week over 50 pastors, leaders, and their wives from across California gathered at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla for a Count the Cost Summit. The purpose of the meeting was to reconnect … more

Summer Blast at Shadow Mountain Community Church

After a year of not having kids on site for Summer Blast, Shadow Mountain Community Church (SMCC) in El Cajon was excited to once again host their summer program on July 12 through July 16. Summer … more

Southern Baptist border ministries continue, prepare for possible migrant influx

El PASO, Texas (BP) – On July 7 the El Paso Baptist Association officially launched its migrant center at Scottsdale Baptist Church, the latest step in a history of migrant ministry in this … more

What a week at New Song Community Church!

We hosted our 20th annual Kids Camp July 12-16, 2021.  We enjoyed a record number of in attendance and salvations with 327 and 86, respectively.  God is good! We offered 10 … more

Senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Clairemont

My name is Adam Christman and I am a California native. I grew up in Bakersfield, and the Lord saved me in my home there when my mother led me to the Lord. I married Rachel just over 15 years ago, … more
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