Castro Valley First Baptist Church is on a journey of faith as we follow Jesus, the Lord of the Church. We began our transition after our Sr. Pastor resigned in December 2016. He was called by God to serve in a leadership position with a sports ministry with great opportunities to use his strengths and love of sports to serve student athletes. This has been a season of assessment and evaluation of our spiritual and church health. At God’s leading, we have intentionally taken our time, not wanting to rush the process, but to seek prayerfully and wisely our Lord’s clear direction for our ministry future. We are confident in our calling to bear fruit for His Kingdom, as we have done for these past 70+ years in the Greater Castro Valley community.
Situated centrally in the East Bay, Castro Valley First Baptist Church looks to refocus itself to become increasingly effective for the next generation of outreach and impact in our community and missions around the world. Our desire is to bear fruit for the Lord by equipping individuals to share the Gospel and pass it to the next generation. We believe that the Lord has already been preparing the right pastor for this next chapter of God honoring ministry.
Our Elder Board believes that, in the midst of some exciting challenges, there is a tremendous opportunity at CV First. Our church family, staff, and Board are moldable clay for what the Lord declared as our mission in His Great Commission. There exists a heartfelt belief among all ministry leaders that our best days are in front of us. Our surrounding community contains a diverse composition from socio-economic, socio-graphic, ethnic, and life-stage backgrounds.
In partnership with our next Senior Pastor, we strive to balance two key elements for our community. First, our values will drive us to love God and invite others to follow Jesus based on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. Put simply, we want to love them, reach them, teach them, and send them out. Second, we desire to go out missionally into the greater East Bay and beyond to bring people into participation in genuine community through Jesus Christ; teaching and training followers of Christ to redeem our larger community.
We are committed to creating a healthy environment that can grow authentic Christ-followers that truly enjoy serving our Great God and others. Prayerfully consider if you might be the one that the Spirit is leading to join us.
Elder Board Chairman