In 1988 Pastor & Mrs. Esposito, with their infant son Joseph, as well as Pastor Meyers’ family, came to Long Beach to start Cambodian Baptist Church. The first service was held at the MacArthur Park recreational center on Anaheim Blvd. It was a "mission church" reaching primarily Cambodian refugees with the gospel. Through Pastor Esposito’s vision and sacrifice, we saw God do a great work and the church began to reach out, grow, and see hundreds and soon thousands saved.
Over the years, God blessed Pacific Baptist Church and we began seeing people of all nationalities come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and be added to the church. To welcome everyone, we changed the name of the church to Pacific Baptist Church. Scores of ministries have been started here to serve people of all ages groups, ethnicities, and backgrounds.After Pastor Esposito’s illness in October of 2013, the church went forward with Steve Meyers as the interim pastor. He had been at PBC from the first Sunday, and was instrumental in so many aspects of the church. Pastor Meyers was eventually voted in as our Pastor with an unanimous vote. Pastor Meyers has a heart to reach our community and disciple converts, as well as to make an impact in the uttermost parts of the earth. The church has a great staff, most of whom were reached through the ministries of the church as young people. God has grown our church to a membership of over 1,000, and He is adding to His church as we go forward. Pacific Baptist School was started in 1991, and Pacific Baptist Bible College, a four-year college, was started in 2004. God also used our church to plant a Pacific Baptist Church of Monterey Park in 2009. It is a growing, thriving ministry.
Though our past is full of the great and mighty works of God, we look forward with anticipation to a bright future. We seek to fulfill God's Great Commission by reaching our community, branching out and starting churches in California, and sending our very own as missionaries around the world—both now and for many years to come. We place a big emphasis on the family and preparing the way for the next generation to continue God's work.
We began with a desire in the heart of Pastor Esposito to reach the people of Long Beach. Our first service was at MacArthur Park on Anaheim.
We met at the Church of God building on Walnut Avenue Our morning services began at 3:30 PM
God allowed us to rent the Friends Church building on 9th and Atlantic. Our morning service began at 1:00 PM
God led us to rent a building on Long Beach Boulevard. It was a stretch of faith because we went from paying $200 to $1700 a month not including utilities.
After meeting in a building that was condemned, God allowed us to rent this former computer school on Anaheim.
After years of renting different facilities, God allowed us to purchase our first property on Pacific Avenue.
Today our church is on Magnolia Avenue and because of consistent soul winning and discipling others for Christ, we have now outgrown the original building and are building a new building on the property. We have started a church in Monterey Park to reach more people and also have a group of Chinese meeting in Rosemead.