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Building a Home in Tijuana

Mission Trails Church has had the privilege of building homes in Tijuana and Rosarito for 9 of the last 10 years.  Amor Ministries (Amor.org) has been serving the poor in Mexico since 1980 by … more

Vacation Bible School Reflection

"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward from him." (Psalm 127:3). Children are a gift and as someone who recently had the opportunity to serve our kids ministry in VBS, I got to see how … 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

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

California pastor named to search committee for ERLC leader

SAN DIEGO—A California Southern Baptist pastor from the San Diego area has been tapped to serve on the search committee to find the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious … more

FIRST-PERSON: The Good Samaritan

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Thad didn’t have a choice. He commuted on foot to work each night, and his route took him through a dangerous section of town and down a darkened block with a … more

SBC Wrap

NASHVILLE—Three California Southern Baptists were appointed by the International Mission Board, several were elected to serve on SBC boards and committees in the future and three were … more

Wes Coddington

Stunned! I can’t think of a more descriptive adjective to explain my feelings when I read Karen Coddington’s short paragraph announcing the battle of her husband, Wes, against … more

When Southern Baptists Share the Gospel with Democrats, You May Get Christian Democrats!

I grew up in a liberal family in Southern California. I belonged to the Bahá’í faith and was raised by two hippies. My grandfather was the first civil rights writer for … more

San Diego Association holds its first meeting in 15 months

The San Diego Southern Baptist Association held its first in-person meeting in 15 months due to Covid-19 restrictions. Over 140 pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders gathered at Bethel … more

Pastors and Leaders Coaching Network

Join us Tuesday, June 8th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for our first live, in-person, masks-optional Pastors and Leaders Coaching Network and FREE Fellowship Lunch in over a year! It will be great to see … more

An Inviting Easter Weekend

The two-legged creatures sprinted randomly, torn by the lure of pony rides, a petting zoo, Easter eggs, bounce house and rock wall, trampoline jumps, face-paintings and cotton candy. Which way to … more

Press Release for San Diego Today

Congratulations to newly ordained minister Christopher Groves by two Bay Park churches, See World Church, a Korean Church, and Sonlight Church, both of which meet in the same building on … more

King's Cross Three Year Anniversary

On Sunday King’s Cross Church celebrated their three year anniversary. The last three years has been challenging for the church. They were evicted from their first meeting space after 7 … more

Primera Iglesia Bautista de San Ysidro Baptisms

We thank God for the baptisms we’ve been able to have even during the pandemic. Our original plan was to have 8 baptisms on Thanksgiving Sunday; unfortunately 2 of the 8 baptisms were … more

A Halloween Quest to Share the Light of Jesus

In a year where COVID-19 has generated a laundry list of thou-shall-nots, Quest Church in El Cajon hit the pause button long enough to host a four-hour Halloween event designed to create sweet … more

2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic and regulations by the State of California governing large, in-person meetings, the 2020 California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting was … more

Korean Council shows strength in cooperation

EDITOR’S NOTE: October is Cooperative Program Emphasis Month in the Southern Baptist Convention. James Kang doesn’t want Korean Southern Baptists to be “one small ethnic group in … more
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