The California Southern Baptist Convention (CSBC) is an autonomous Baptist association of churches in the state of California. CSBC includes 1,800 associated churches which in turn have 450,000 members. CSBC is one of the state conventions associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally the CSBC controls and financially supports California Baptist University.
CSBC was founded in 1940 as the Southern Baptist General Convention of California. The convention changed its name to its current name in 1988.
CSBC's Executive Director leading day-to-day operations of the convention is Fermín A. Whittaker who was appointed in 1995.
Several times in recent decades efforts to change the name of the convention to remove "Southern" have failed.