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first baptist church of ojai

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About

THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF OJAI IS A NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH IN THE HEART OF THE ECLECTIC TOWN OF OJAI, SURROUNDED BY THE SCENIC TOPA TOPA MOUNTIANS OF THE OJAI VALLEY. WE ARE BOLDLY AND HUMBLY COMMITTED TO THE GOSPEL MESSAGE OF JESUS' LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION.

FBCO BEGAN IN 1909 AND OVER THE YEARS HAS HAD A HANDFUL OF HOMES. ONE OF OUR FIRST DOWNTOWN CHURCH BUILDINGS BURNED IN A 1917 FOREST FIRE, AND EVENTUALLY THE CHURCH FOUND THEIR WAY TO THEIR CURRENT GATHERING SPOT IN 1958. THROUGHOUT OUR LONG HISTORY, FBCO HAS LED THE WAY IN FEEDING AND HOUSING THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS. IT HAS HOSTED DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SPIRITUAL LEADERS. IT HAS FOUGHT FOR FOSTERING AND ADOPTING ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN. IT HAS PROTECTED AND PROCLAIMED THE GOOD NEWS OF GOD'S KINGDOM AND HIS SON JESUS. IN THE MIDST OF A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF SPIRITUALITIES AND RELIGIONS, THE PEOPLE OF FBCO ARE AN IMPERFECT PEOPLE, UNASHAMEDLY CLINGING TO A PERFECT SAVIOR. 

OJAI IS SOME 80 MILES NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES AND HAS LONG BEEN A HAVEN FOR NATURE LOVERS, SPIRITUAL SEEKERS, RANCHERS, FARMERS, ARTISTS, STRESSED-OUT URBAN EXILES, AND HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES. NEWCOMERS OFTEN SEEK OUT ITS FABLED ELECTROMAGNETIC FORCES, HIDDEN HOT SPRINGS, AND JAW-DROPPING SUNSETS. 

 

Summer Office Hours, Tues-FRI: 8 AM - 12 PM

Join us for worship: Sunday 10 AM

WELCOME TO FBCO ORTLUNDS, WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR CHURCH FAMILY!

GAVIN ORTLUND WAS VOTED IN AS OUR LEAD PASTOR ON 6/24/18

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