California Southern Baptist Convention – Empowering the vision of churches

California Southern Baptist Convention

Empowering the vision of churches


Partnering with churches to discover, develop, and deploy church planters to reach California for Christ.


Preparing churches to be on mission beyond the walls of their buildings.


Leading churches through the complexities of church life and ministry.


Resourcing churches to be on mission cross-culturally.

VICTORVILLE—Brant Jones serves in vocational ministry in Alabama. But he might not be there if a church in Southern California hadn’t used Vacation Bible School (VBS) to help launch him into Christian service. Jones was a teenager at The Gate Church in Victorville, 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles when leaders tapped him to serve…

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – CSBC Board members gathered for their annual May meeting at Journey Christian Fellowship Church in San Luis Obispo, May 11-12, where 3 significant votes occurred. Two new staff members were elected to replace two outgoing convention team members, and the membership subcommittee, chaired by Dale Garland, pastor of Hope in…

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC—CSBC Office of Communications staff recently walked away with seven awards from the Baptist Communicators Association annual awards competition. Two, first-place awards, four, second-place awards, and a third-place award were presented to CSBC in a variety of categories during BCA’s 68th annual workshop in mid-April at Ridgecrest Conference Center. Sarah Graham, director of…