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-session 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

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’s of 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.

Pete Ramirez, Associate Executive Director at the CSBC

Pete Ramirez serves as associate executive director for California Southern Baptist Convention. A California native, Ramirez also is a life-long California Southern Baptist having grown up in First Bilingual Baptist Church in Pico Rivera. He served as an officer of the Convention and on the CSBC Executive Board. He has been pastor of three CSBC congregations. He became leader of the CSBC Evangelism and Missions Team under the leadership of newly elected executive director Bill Agee in 2017. In January 2020, he was elected associate executive director. A graduate of Biola University and Gateway Seminary, Pete has a heart for people, especially his fellow Californians. He is passionate about sharing the gospel so that people may have hope. He will report on the state of CSBC and how state staff served churches during COVID-19. He is married to Anabella. They have two adult daughters and one grandson. His favorite pastimes are baseball and Camaro automobiles.

Program Information

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Auxiliary Meetings

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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!


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