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.


Resourcing, supporting, and encouraging California's small churches.


Leading churches through the complexities of church life and ministry.

& Missions

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

By Scott Barkley 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 SBC’s efforts to fulfill the Great Commission, said a California denominational leader. Pete Ramirez, associate executive director for the California Southern Baptist…

By Grace Thornton When God called Rob Bline into full-time ministry, he left a 16-year career in the rental equipment industry.  “I remember telling my wife that I felt like I wasted all that time … that I had all this experience with nothing to do with it,” Bline, former associate pastor at Glory Bound…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—A proposed budget of $6.7 million and hiring three staff members to serve the churches of California Southern Baptist Convention topped the agenda of the Executive Board when it met, Sept. 15-17. The budget, $6,717,620 includes a Cooperative Program objective of $6 million which is based on 2020 CP receipts, the last…