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.

By Terry Barone FRESNO—Pete Ramirez, associate executive director of California Southern Baptist Convention, was elected May 12 as executive director (chief executive officer) of the organization. Ramirez was elected unanimously by 26 of the 28 Board members present during the regularly scheduled May 12-13 meeting in Fresno. He becomes the ninth executive to lead the…

By: Sarah M. Graham  FRESNO, Ca – The Executive Board of the California Southern Baptist Convention celebrated the announcement of a newly elected Executive Director. Pete Ramirez, former Associate Executive Director, was one of several applicants who applied for the position following the announcement of Bill Agee‘s transition into retirement at the start of 2022.  After several…

By Lisa Kooiman SANGER—What is the value of a life? For pastor Jacob Zailian and wife, Francine, this is something that stays at the forefront of their minds, hearts and the ministry at Set Free Sanger. The couple ministers to many in the community facing drug addiction, mental illness, homelessness and criminal behavior, or any…