California Southern Baptist Convention is a fellowship of about 450,000 members in approximately 2,300 language and multi-ethnic congregations that cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in America. Each week throughout California some 80 language groups are represented in congregations throughout the Convention.
CSBC is one of 42 state Baptist conventions and fellowships that work in all 50 states and American territories. Each state convention is independent of, but cooperates financially in, the ministries of the SBC. The Convention and the SBC share a common bond of basic biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.
California Southern Baptist Convention refers to the legal name of the corporation and its annual meeting to conduct business each October.