2021 Annual Meeting – California Southern Baptist Convention

California Southern Baptist Convention is excited to “Re-Engage” with messengers and guests for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

This year, we are planning a full, three-day meeting to fellowship with one another, visit exhibits, attend auxiliary meetings, and do the business of CSBC. We also look forward to celebrating what our churches are doing to reach California with the Gospel. It’s time to “Re-Engage.”

October 26-27, 2021

Clovis Hills Community Church
10590 N. Willow Avenue
Clovis, CA 93619

Featured Speakers

Dr. Bill Agee
Executive Director, CSBC

Bill Agee has served as California Southern Baptist Convention executive director since May 2017. He has led CSBC through a restructure that includes naming initiative teams for church planting, church revitalization, evangelism and missions. It will be exciting to hear Dr. Agee at the annual meeting and to hear his vision for the future of our Convention. Agee is passionate about Count the Cost, a church revitalization process he developed to help guide churches in mapping out a plan to achieve their vision. He and his wife, Pam, have two children and three grandchildren.

Shawn Beaty
Shawn Beaty
Senior Pastor, Clovis Hills Community Church

Shawn Beaty is the senior pastor at Clovis Hills Community Church and currently serves as president of the California Southern Baptist Convention. We will be blessed to hear the insightful message about “Re-Engaging” California. In 1995 Shawn left a record deal and a career as a professional musician to go full time into pastoral ministry. Shawn earned a bachelor of arts degree in organizational psychology and a master of divinity degree from Bethel Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a doctor of ministry degree from Gateway Seminary. He and his wife Kellie have been married 20 years. They have three children.

Jeff Iorg
President, Gateway Seminary

Jeff Iorg is president of Gateway Seminary in Ontario and a state and national leader among Southern Baptists. It will be exciting to hear how Dr. Iorg as the keynote speaker for the CSBC Annual Meeting will challenge us to reach California for Christ. A prolific writer, Iorg has published nine books and written dozens of articles and curriculum materials. Iorg earned a bachelor of arts degree from Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and master of divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a doctor of ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Ann. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Marlena Copado
Worship Minister, Clovis Hills Community Church

Marlena Copado is the Creative and Worship Minister at Clovis Hills Community Church. Having recently relocated from San Diego, Marlena has a bachelor or arts degree in intercultural communication and is currently working on a master’s degree in theology at Gateway Seminary. A first-generation Italian American, Marlena has a love for traveling and sees the expression of God through the diversity of His people and cultures. She has experience in songwriting and recording. She also has a passion to disciple the creative community persons into spiritual leaders who lead, create and present the Gospel as led by the Holy Spirit.

Program Information

First Session – Tuesday, October 26, 2021

1:00pmCall to OrderShawn Beaty
1:01pmWorshipMarlena Copado
1:15pmPrayerSteve Davidson
Committee on Resolution and CredentialsPort Wilburn
– Motion to Seat Messengers
Committee on Convention OperationsStephen Jones
– Recommendation – Program
– Recommendation – Time and Place
Appointment of ParliamentariansShawn Beaty
Appointment of TellersShawn Beaty
Election of Recording SecretariesBill Agee
Election of Boards and CommitteesJenice Moore
– Committee on Nominations Report
Election of OfficersShawn Beaty
CSBC Executive Board ReportGreg Davidson
– 2022 Proposed Ministry Budget
– Constitutional and Bylaw Amendments
1:35pmMiscellaneous BusinessShawn Beaty
1:50pmTheme InterpretationEdward Kang
2:05pmCalifornia Baptist University ReportRonald L. Ellis
2:15pmDeveloping Leaders Through Christian Education – CBU/GatewayPete Ramirez
3:00pmGateway ReportJeff Iorg
3:15pmCSBC Partnership HuddleShawn Beaty
4:05pmCSBC Video

Second Session – Tuesday, October 26, 2021

6:30pmWorshipMarlena Copado
Theme InterpretationJuan Castellon
Alan Chan
CSBC Church Ministry During COVID-19
Keynote MessageJeff Iorg
BenedictionRob Zinn

Third Session – Wednesday, October 27, 2021

9:00amPrayerMelvin Collins
9:05amCalifornia Family Council Video
9:10amCommittee on Resolution and CredentialsPort Wilburn
9:20amThe Baptist Foundation of California ReportJonathan Jarboe
9:35amMiscellaneous BusinessShawn Beaty
9:50amPresident’s SermonShawn Beaty
10:10amWorshipMarlena Capado
10:25amCSBC Video
10:30amExecutive Director’s SermonBill Agee
11:00amBenedictionRon Prosise

Auxiliary Meetings


If you’re a musician, minister, leader, team member, or related to church music in any way, you’re invited to join us for this year’s Fellowship of Church Musicians. It is…


You’re invited to our Ministers’ Wives Luncheon! Join us as we gather together and hear from featured speaker Kellie Beaty on the theme “Joyful in Hope.” Doors will open at…


Pre-registration is required. The deadline is October 11. Please fill out this form and mail it to our offices with your signature, thank you!


We have partnered with these local hotels to reserve rooms for our messengers and guests.