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Orange County Church Celebrates Its 95th Anniversary As It Goes Multicultural, Offering Comfort to the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Challenges of Our Times

“Our founders would be pleased with what GOD has done through this ministry for the past 95 years” – Rev. Dr. Ivan S. Pitts

On Sunday, Feb 18, 2018, Second Baptist Church of Santa Ana (SBC) will celebrate its 95th anniversary. As the oldest historically African American Christian church in Orange County, CA. It’s a monumental example of staying power. Visit or

The 95th Anniversary Celebration will be spread across two services at the SBC Santa Ana, main campus at 4300 Westminster Ave. in Santa Ana, CA. Service times are 8:00 am and 11:15 am PST. The 11:15 service will be followed by a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall on campus – RSVP required.

Featured Speaker will be Rev. Dr. Charles E. Turner of New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, TX.

SBC strives to be a multi-cultural congregation that features a relaxed worship style, solid bible teaching and preaching, strong ministries for every generation, and soul stirring music; all progressively reflective of the shifts required to reach the World with a 21st century church.

A recent expansion into Southern Orange County (Lake Forest, CA) has brought additional diversification. Now on its two campuses, SBC serves the Christian community hosting multiple Spanish speaking churches and a Vietnamese congregation – all ethnically pastored by and conducted in their native languages.

Sr. Pastor Dr. Ivan S. Pitts had this to say about the church he leads, “…Our founders would be pleased with what GOD has done through this ministry for the past 95 years… This Church has been so instrumental in the spiritual growth of this community for generations. I am so honored to be the…

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