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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!


SIG Alert!

40 Weekdays of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."  

Day 2 – John 4.23-24: Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.  God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and truth.

  1. Pray that God will enable us to worship Him in our prayers in spirit and truth.
  2. Pray for the Central Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. Gerald Waddis, his wife and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for the United Baptist Church, their pastor Rev. James Go, his wife Mary and their family, their church leaders, and congregation.
  4. Pray for the cities of Avalon and Two Harbors, and for Catalina Island, for their elected and appointed officials, for their citizens, and for God’s will to be done in that city, town, and island.
  5. Pray for leadership workshops in our association, which will train and strengthen church and associational ministry teams in their effectiveness.

Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

"If we had True Revival"...

1. There would be a return to the authority of the Word of God: 

2. There would be profound conviction of sin: 

3. There would be an impact on lawlessness and crime:
4. There would be a decline of worldliness in the church:
5. There would be radical change:
6. There would be a return to holiness:
7. The Sanctity of the Lords day ( Sunday), would be restored:
8. There will be mass Evangelism by the church:
9. There will be much made of Jesus:
10. When real Revival comes we will know it.  —Vance Havner

Too many are willing to sit at God’s table, but not work in His field.  —Vance Havner

You can’t win a battle you don’t think exists.  —John Eldridge

People may not agree with our theology but they shouldn’t be able to argue with our lives.  —John McGowan

The Gospel is the only story where the hero dies for the villain.  —unknown

Don’t worry about walking a mile in my shoes, just try a day thinking in my head.  —Lila Hedglin

Don't find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain.  —Henry Ford

Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react  to it.—John Maxwell

If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.  —Jack Welch

Maybe it won’t work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.  —unknown

When you love what you have, you have everything you need.  —unknown

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.  —Bob Marley

Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love.  It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot.  All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest.  Grief is just love with no place to go.  —Jamie Anderson.  But what if you decided to send that love to somewhere, to help hurting people, to meet a need, to minister in the name of Jesus!  Then grief becomes transformed into something beautiful and wonderful.  —Richard Graham

Difference Between Calvinism and Traditionalism?

When a Calvinist says God is sovereign, he means “God decides everything.”

When a Traditionalist says God is sovereign, he means “God decides everything except what He chosen to give to humans and various other creatures to decide in their free will.”  But He is not a hands-off God. God continually moves history to His planned conclusion of the new heaven and new earth.  —unknown

If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.  —Margaret Atwood

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.  --Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.  --Albert Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  --Albert Einstein

Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
11844 East Centralia Street
Office hours vary-pls call first
Lakewood, California 90715
Mailing Address
4508-A Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Phone 562-884-2517
Mobile 562-884-2517
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 3 Million Lost People!


  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on Wednesdays of each week.

First Baptist Church-Norwalk Senior Pastor Position

Pastoral Job Description

First Baptist Church, Norwalk

14000 San Antonio Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650


Description of Position:

First Baptist Church, Norwalk is seeking a full-time, salaried Pastor (bilingual), that is called by

the Lord, loves Him, and will be able to lead and meet the needs of the congregation in order to

glorify God.


Church Information:

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Church Size: approximately 50

Make Up: English and Spanish speaking Congregation

- Main spoken language is English



State: California

City: Norwalk

Approximate Population and Ethnic Makeup:

Hispanic 74,384

Asian 13,849

White 12,249


Expectations and Requirements:

Age: Approximately 40-49

Marital Status: Currently Married

Education: Must have attended and graduated from Seminary.

- Bachelors

- Master

Doctrine: Must subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message (2000)


Ministry Experience:

At least 6-10 years of Pastoral Experience

At least 1-5 years of Ministry Experience Characteristics:

1. First and foremost, must abide by the standards of the Bible.

2. Express behavior that consistently shows obedience to God.

3. Have faithfulness in marriage (husband of ONE wife).

4. Have self-control in spirit and actions (self-controlled).

5. Be able to make appropriate decisions for the good of the kingdom of God (sensible).

6. Shows genuine care for persons (hospitable).

7. Is an effective teacher of the truth of God’s Word.

8. Is the Spiritual leader of his family.

9. Is a mature Christian in belief and practice


Position Responsibilities:

1. Preach and lead the congregation effectively.

a. Time spent on Sermon Preparation and Prayer is important.

2. Must be involved with the Congregation in:

a. Administration and delegation of the church staff, volunteers, and members.

b. Ensuring the congregation has an understanding of:

i. the Baptist Faith and Message

ii. Baptism

iii. Communion

iv. the Southern Baptist Denomination

v. the bylaws of the church

c. Counseling individuals and families with personal and spiritual problems.

3. Ministry Priorities:

a. Leadership vision and compelling plan for the future of the church:

i. Guidance to fulfilling uphold the mission, vision, and core values of the


b. Discipleship and Spiritual formation.

c. Evangelism and showing Jesus through word and action.


Salary and Benefits:

Salary and Fringe Benefits are guaranteed, but to be determined.

Contact Information:

Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to:

Email: fbcn3567@gmail.com

First Baptist Church

Pastor Search Committee

Attn. Chairman: Hector Guevara, Jr.

14000 San Antonio Drive

Norwalk, CA 90650

- Cell Phone: (562) 229-4670

Senior Pastor Hope in Christ Church

Senior Pastor

Hope In Christ Community Church

Compton, California

Re-Posted: January 2020

Job Type: Full-Time


Job Title: Senior Pastor

Location: Hope In Christ Community Church; 1019 N. Harris Avenue, Compton, CA 90221

Denomination: Southern Baptist

Church Membership: 225


Hope In Christ Community Church (formerly First Southern Baptist Church of Compton) is a Southern Baptist church, established in 1945, and is located in Compton, California. The body believes and holds to the truth of the Holy Spirit’s inspired inerrancy of God’s Word. A variety of worship services are offered throughout the week. Sunday morning includes two services (8:00 and 11:00 a.m.), both offering biblical messages, varying only in traditional or contemporary praise and worship music. We place an emphasis on children, youth, singles, seniors, evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral care.

Since 2010, Hope In Christ Community Church has added a Children’s Church, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Academy, Summer Enrichment Program, Community Toastmasters Club, GriefShare Ministry, and ongoing participation in the “Compton Initiative – a 40-year plan to transform the City of Compton through painting homes, schools, and community clean up.

For more information about Hope In Christ Community Church, please go to www.hopeunity.org.


Be a man called of God and evangelical in theology, in accordance with “The Baptist Faith and Message” (2000 edition) and be committed to living and serving in a manner consistent with the standards set forth in Scripture (I Timothy 3:1-7{husband of one wife}; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 20:28; Acts 6:4; and Romans 12).

Be endowed with these qualities:

Diligence (2 Peter 1:5-7): Be faithful to invest the spiritual gifts from God.

Stability and Conviction (I Corinthians 15:58): Be true to God’s Word and the Holy Spirit.

Vision: (Habakkuk 2:3): Have foresight and insight to see what God sees.

Integrity (Proverbs 11:3): Keep God first and be true to Him and His Word.

Shall preach the Word of God, be persistent in ministry, be confrontational with sin, and do the work of an evangelist to equip, educate, and edify the church (II Timothy 4:2-5).

Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, have the Biblical gifts to preach and teach. Be a communicator of God’s Word in worship and ensure that the Church is growing to maturity in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).


The Senior Pastor will, at minimum, hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Christian biblical theology, Christian counseling, conflict management, or equivalent experience with a minimum of five years of experience in a church leadership role; lead and equip the church as a New Testament church in agreement with “The Baptist Faith Message” (2000). Working with others, he will demonstrate competencies in the following categories:

Commitment to Results: As a spiritual leader and visionary of the church, he will be goal driven, mission-focused, a problem solver, a team player who is committed to people.

Leading Change: He will deal effectively with demanding situations and implement innovative strategies related to Hope in Christ Community Church and the Hope Community Development Services Corporation.

Motivation: He will be action-oriented to identify relevant goals for the church, which will embrace and accomplish the mission and vision, both locally and globally.


The Senior Pastor will have primary responsibility of the Hope In Christ Community Church’s operations, establish a strong and appropriate relationship with the Ministerial Staff, Deacon Ministry, Leadership Council, Finance Team, and superintend the operations of the Hope Community Development Services Corporation, and other areas of service associated with the ministry.

The Senior Pastor, through the teaching of the Holy Spirit, will participate in the planning of worship services, special events, oversee staff development, and equip staff and lay leaders to successfully fulfill their duties and responsibilities.

The Senior Pastor will support outreach and pastoral care efforts, and Biblical counseling. He will perform baptisms, baby dedications, weddings, and conduct funerals in accordance with the By-laws and Constitution of the Hope In Christ Community Church.

The Senior Pastor, working in tandem with other qualified individuals, provides counseling to church members on matters involving relationships, addictions and finances. He also provides a compassionate shoulder for the bereaved during their time of grieving.

The Senior Pastor will cooperate with the associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and support the work of Southern Baptist Missions.

The Senior Pastor will nurture the church body by encouraging all believers to develop as disciples of Jesus Christ, including baptism by immersion, church membership, Christian disciplines, and Biblical stewardship.

Note: As appropriate, he will delegate several of the aforementioned responsibilities to

qualified volunteers in the church.


The Senior Pastor shall be accountable to God first, then to the Deacon Ministry, as they represent the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Senior Pastor shall attend monthly scheduled Deacon Ministry meetings, and act as an ex-officio member of all the church organizations, departments, councils, and committees.

The Senior Pastor shall always convey a professional image and positive attitude regarding the Hope In Christ Community Church and the Hope Community Developments Services Corporation. He shall demonstrate a commitment to excellence in spiritual and professional growth and development.

The Senior Pastor shall live a life above reproach and always guard against temptation and bringing embarrassment to the name of Christ and His church.


Will be based on qualifications and experience.


The position of Senior Pastor is intense and demanding. He balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and maintains a fluid schedule to meet the demands as Senior Pastor of the Hope In Christ Community Church.


To submit a resume, please send it to the email listed below. Also, please include your engagement and leadership involvement with a local church.


for Inquiries, please call 310-817-2667

Offices located at 11844 Centralia Street, Lakewood, CA 90715. Office hours vary.

To Apply for Grants, go to Links above.

To Send Mail-In Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach CA 90807.

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