Ramona Southern Baptist Church began as a mission church started by Poway First Baptist in 1968, becoming incorporated as its own entity in 1974. Please take a look at a TIMELINE of important events in our early history.
We have been blessed with property that is debt free and honor God in a sanctuary that holds approximately 250 on a campus that also includes a fellowship hall, classrooms, playground and offices.
RSBC is an Elder led, Congregational ruled church and leadership is made up of three Elders and a Senior Pastor. The church staff consists of a Children’s Ministry Director, a Secretary, a volunteer Treasurer, and a Music Ministry Leader.
Leadership / Staff
Senior Pastor: Rafael da Silva
Elders: Jim Hubbard, Michael Harrison, Tommy Spivey
Children’s Ministry Director: Amie Spivey
Secretary: Amy Kichas
Treasurer: Richard Berg
Praise Band Leader: Kim Perkins
Values & Beliefs
We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. This is the basis for our beliefs and bylaws. Our Church is autonomous and maintains the right to govern its own affairs, independent of any denominational control. Recognizing, however, the benefits of cooperation with other churches in world missions, our Church voluntarily affiliates with the Southern Baptist Convention in its national, state, and local expressions.
The Church Possesses The Following Core Values:
Evangelism/Missions - To share the good news of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible in our community and throughout the world (Matthew 28:18-20).
Discipleship- Assisting Christians in developing spiritual understanding and maturity (Proverbs 27:17).
Worship - To participate in public worship services together and to maintain personal daily devotions (John 4:24).
Ministry/Service - To serve unselfishly in Jesus' name, meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those in the Church, and our community, and the world (I Peter 4:10-11, Matthew 25:34-40, I Thessalonians 5:11, Galatians 5:1-3).
Fellowship - To encourage, support, and pray for each other, as members of the family of God. To share our lives together (I John 1:7, Acts 2:44-47, Hebrews 10:23-25, Romans 15:5,7 John 13:34-35).
Leadership- We view godly character, prayer and commitment as keys to Christian leadership (Isaiah 40:31).