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Calif. Baptists celebrate Whittaker’s 22-year tenure

WEST SACRAMENTO (BP) -- Messengers to the 2016 California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting celebrated the 22-year tenure of the CSBC executive director, elected a new slate of officers and approved a 2017 budget during their 76th session that celebrated "Generations Reaching Generations." Held at Russian Baptist Church in West Sacramento Oct. 25-26, the gathering featured a number of CSBC and Southern Baptist Convention entities recognizing Fermín A. Whittaker for his service. This was his last annual meeting as the state convention's leader; in May he set his retirement effective Feb. 28.

Calif. Baptists celebrate 75 years, increase CP

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (BP) -- With the theme, "Until It's Finished," California Southern Baptists celebrated 75 years of ministry in the Golden State, adopted a budget with an increased percentage to the Southern Baptist Convention and re-elected their president during their annual meeting Oct. 27-28 at Valley Baptist Church. The California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Bakersfield, Calif., highlighted historical references to the ...

Calif. Baptists increase CP percentage

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Messengers to the California Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting approved all Executive Board recommendations related to the Focus 21 Task Force, adopted a $13 million budget with an increased Cooperative Program percentage for worldwide missions, and they elected officers.