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Bay Area has big need for new churches

Only 7 percent of metro San Francisco residents affiliate with an evangelical church — one of the lowest percentages of all of North America’s large cities. The region has only one Southern Baptist church for every 17,139 people.

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Wiltrout retires after two-decade ministry

Rod Wiltrout served California Southern Baptists faithfully for more than 20 years and retired at the end of December as church finance specialist and GuideStone state representative.

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Ojai Valley community impacted by fall "vision"

Stand Strong Ojai turned into a three-day community effort that brought nearly 4,000 residents to hear the gospel at a high school football field. Of those, some 550 made decisions to follow Christ and are now being discipled through various churches in the city.

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