About Us

We are a friendly church for a growing community.

Community Baptist Church was established in 1951. In May 1962, Rev. James E. Coffee was installed as pastor. Many things were accomplished under Pastor Coffee's leadership, whose devotion to the community led to the development of numerous outreach and service programs that continue today. On April 6, 2010, our beloved pastor of 48 years went to be with the Lord. In November 2010, we elected Rev. Doctor H. Lee Turner as pastor. Since then, ministers Rev. Michael Francis and Rev. Kenny Parker have become ministers of our church.

While our congregation has relocated and changed some over the years under the leadership of Rev. Coffee, our dedication and commitment to providing our community with a friendly place to worship, learn, support, and serve others have never waned. Currently led by Pastor Turner, we provide a variety of spiritual, educational, and other community-focused programs for adults and children. We offer bible studies nearly every day of the week, Sunday School for children and adults, and offer fun, educational events throughout the year. We have also developed a number of youth-oriented programs including Saturday Academy a youth-mentoring program for young people 13 years old and younger, and the Village Project for children 4-12 years old.

Our mission is to enable people to realize their full potential in Christ and to connect their passions, skills, and gifts to the community and the world.

We invite you to join our enthusiastic, friendly, and community-oriented congregation!


As most of you know, the continued spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the current Shelter in Place order to be extended to at least May 3, 2020. We urge everyone to stay safe and healthy and continue to abide by the laws and rules set in place to help stop the spreading of this virus. Community Baptist Church will remain closed as long as the Shelter in Place is in effect and we ask that our members continue to refrain from coming to the church, for the health and safety of yourselves, your families, and our staff and their families, as well as the community. We will continue to bring you updates, services, prayer and bible studies online and thank you for your support. Good Friday and Easter Sunday services will be done via livestream on Facebook.

Since Easter celebrations have been canceled this year, and there are many families and individuals that stand in need- especially of food support, we are teaming up with California Homemakers Association to do a Spring/Easter food distribution and Easter bag giveaway on Saturday, April 11th at Community Baptist Church, 1620 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. We will be set up in the parking lot of the church.

We are asking our members and the community to donate items needed and volunteers to drive donations to people who cannot drive to the church- doorstep drop-off delivery of course.

FOOD GIVEAWAY: If you are in need of food supplies, or would like to donate food supplies needed or volunteer, we ask that you call California Homemakers Association NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 6TH, so we can ensure we have enough for everyone and can put the bags together for distribution. They can be reached at 707-591-9573.

EASTER BAGS: If you would like to sign up to pick up Easter bags for your children, or would like to arrange a day and time to drop off donations of bags of WRAPPED candy, please call Maria Dwyer at Community Baptist Church 707-546-0744 x 304 NO LATER THAN MONDAY APRIL 6TH.