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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…

By: Victor Chayasirisobhon There are many great Christian movies such as Passion of the Christ, the Greatest Story ever told (which had me crying and asking my parents why did Jesus have to die?), and of course, The Ten Commandments. But one of my favorites by far is The Fast and the Furious. You might…

By Adam Groza  May 15th is Seminary Sunday.  I’ll admit that the idea of seminary Sunday isn’t as important as Easter Sunday or even as exciting as Super Bowl Sunday. However, Seminary Sunday is an important opportunity for Southern Baptist to consider the kingdom impact of its six Southern Baptist seminaries.   Consider the strategic significance of…

– ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – By Victor Chayasirisobhon The SBC Pastors Conference is an amazing time of equipping for pastors from around the country.  The president of this year’s conference, Matt Henslee, has diligently put together a vast array of pastors ready to preach expository from the Book of Colossians.   Two Asian American pastors have…

By Rev. Cliff McManis, PhD., is a Professor of Theology and Bible Exposition at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary, and  Pastor of Creekside Bible Church, in Cupertino, CA. There is much debate in Christian and church circles about what “Christian education” is; what is its scope, how to define it, etc. Church denominations have…

By Roger Byrd  “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.”    1…

By David Roach RIVERSIDE—Three post-COVID reopening events helped jumpstart evangelism at Orangecrest Community Church in Riverside, thanks in part to an evangelism grant from the California Southern Baptist Convention. “These outreach events gave our church family a chance to rally around evangelism and rally around the mission,” said Christina Machuca, Orangecrest’s outreach and volunteer director….

By Terry Barone SACRAMENTO—It was an Easter celebration almost 30 years in the making for two Ukrainian childhood friends that spanned two continents, three countries and about 6,500 miles. For the first time since Yelena, a Sacramento resident and members of the Russian Baptist Church in West Sacramento, immigrated to the United States in 1994,…