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The California Southern Baptist is the official newspaper of California Southern Baptist Convention. The monthly publication features news, opinions, information and promotional material for and about Southern Baptist congregations, mission endeavors, ministries, programs and emphases. While focusing primarily on California, the CSB also includes news about national and international Southern Baptist ministries.


Hundreds of California Southern Baptist students are now FOCUSED on what it means to be a follower of Christ. Read More
The Church Planting Enterprise launches this year. It will involve forging alliances ... reaching the final frontier ... transforming ... and exploring new worlds. Read More
Rod Wiltrout is not the kind of guy you can easily forget. Larger than life in his love for the Lord, Rod served California Southern Baptists faithfully for more than 20 years. Read More
For a long-range perspective on campus ministry, look no further than Neil Walker. He’s practically a fixture at the University of Southern California — his “home base” for 28 years of student ministry — but his influence in that small collegial world extends to the reaches of the country. Read More
Election of a volunteer mobilization specialist, setting a 2016 California Mission Offering goal and recommending budget adjustments for the new year topped the Jan. 20-22 California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Board meeting. Read More
Click here to read articles from previous issues of the CSB. Read More