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FRESNO—California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. The CSBC Executive Board approved a transition plan to find a new executive director for the 82-year-old organization on Jan. 27. Board members also elected an Executive Director Search Committee. The plan allows…

FRESNO—California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Director Bill Agee will begin a transition to retirement on Feb. 1 and conclude by Dec. 31. A transition plan to find a new executive director for the 82-year-old organization was approved by the CSBC Executive Board Jan. 27. An Executive Director Search Committee also was elected. The plan allows…

After a year break due to COVID restrictions, California Southern Baptist Youth assembled for “Ignition,” CSBC’s annual State Youth Conference at Magnolia Church in Riverside on January 21 – 22. This year CSBC joined forced with Student Leadership University to bring the Lift Tour to the west coast. RJ McCauley, youth pastor at Magnolia Church…

By Terry Barone CLOVIS, Calif. (BP)— After a 24-month hiatus due to COVID-19, messengers to the 80th meeting of California Southern Baptist Convention were exhorted to “RE-ENGAGE” with communities, church members, and the state convention, approved a motion to look into sexual abuse among California Southern Baptists, passed a resolution on race and racial reconciliation…

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 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…

By Terry Barone FRESNO—After a 24-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California Southern Baptist Convention is scheduled to meet October 26-27 at Clovis Hills Community Church in Clovis for fellowship, inspiration, and business. More information at csbc.com/annualmeeting. Stephen Jones, chairman of the Committee on Convention Operations and associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in…

By David Roach QUINCY—As pastor Daniel Hanna ministered to Northern California residents displaced by the Dixie Fire, he learned about a senior adult whose dentures had been lost in the blaze—which has burned nearly 700 homes. She hadn’t eaten solid food in days, so Hanna asked if he could help. One call to a local…

ANAHEIM (BP) – In terms of national influence and Gospel impact, the importance of Southern Baptist work in California cannot be overstated, agreed SBC leaders and pastors from the state gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center Aug. 17. “Southern Baptists are made up of a lot of different people and this room personifies that,” said…

Max Herr, Our HR and Church Compliance Ministry Specialist, hosted a conversation with the guys at Church Growth Services on Stewardship in the 21st Century. Stewardship is the stabilizer of the church. Without stable General Fund giving, a church will fail. Without adequate General Fund revenue, a church will not be able to pay its…