Welcome from our Retired Pastor

Welcome from our Retired Pastor

A message from the Former Pastor:

What if...You could find a church that when you walk through the door you feel right at home?

You would be greeted, not bowled over. Treated warmly as you sense people who really love and care about you and your family.

What if...You could find a church that really honors the Bible?

Worship services would include reading from the Bible collectively as a congregation. The pastor would use the Bible to explain what the Bible says and means. The church would not just pay lip service to the Bible as the inspired Word of God but would use it as their authority for faith and practice.

What if...You could find a church that would either help you get connected to God in a personal way through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, or helped you have a closer walk with Him?

The church would stand for the core teachings of scripture and particularly the gospel. The church would not be ashamed of the gospel but call people to a right relationship with God through Christ. That church would lift the Lord Jesus over any human personality. That church would actually live out what it means to be the body of Christ in the world.

What if...There was a church which let you know what the Bible says about various subjects affecting our culture?

What if...That church had a pastor who lovingly sought to expose truth and error?

He would call sin what it really is and at the same time lead the church to extend a hand of grace and forgiveness to all who came to that church.

What if...You found a church that ministered to all age groups and didn't act like a club, catering to some and excluding others?

What if...You find youth activities, senior fellowship, children's events and small group Bible studies in that church?

What if...That church offered preschool care that was safe, clean, and put your mind at ease about your children while you attended worship services?

What if...You found a church that knew what they believed and could help you find answers for your life through the scripture?

What if...This church realized where it had come from and revered America's godly heritage while knowing where they were going?

What if...That church honored, prayed for, and welcomed those in our country's military gladly and willingly?

Well, that church exists. We feel it is our church: First Baptist Church of Camarillo. Our church seeks to lift up Christ, explain the Bible, help people think biblically, minister to all age groups and welcome you with Christian fellowship.

If you would like us to contact you personally through visitation or a phone call, please let us know. We would love to share information about our church with you. Just give us a call at (805) 484-2879 and we will be glad to respond.

Thanks for visiting our website. We want to share the vital truths of God's word with you, so please don't hesitate to contact us. I will be looking for you soon with a Bible in hand and a message on my heart. See you in church!

Dan Nelson, Former Pastor

First Baptist Church of Camarillo, CA


Baptist Revival

What if someone asked you: What are important truths Baptist believe as first and foremost Christians? Learn what Baptists have in common with other Christians as well as those truths that seem to be unique or highlighted more by Baptist Churches. The book not only gives you plenty of scripture but also is different if its presentation through examining the  historical background of certain practices and how they have shaped Baptists because of Pastor Dan's background as a Church historian.  

The changing trends in churches are examined in light of truths that Baptist have held for centuries. It is a great primer on Christian beliefs and practices told from a biblical, historical and practical perspective. The book will help you to understand more about our church.

The book is personally available from Pastor Dan or may purchased from the publisher by clicking the below button.


Game on-all the time

Game On All the Time shows how a father can fuel a competitive spirit in his sons while at the same time instill values through his involvement in their lives. You are bound to like Game on All the Time and want to share it with a friend. It will appeal to all sports fans as well as parents desiring to have a positive impact in their children's lives. Anyone wanting to be uplifted and enjoy a good laugh will also enjoy this book that lets you experience hometown Americana.

Pastor Dan says, "The book is about my Dad and the stories related to him as Head Football Coach and the characters he interacted with." Homespun humor abounds and is recalled in my Dad's football coaching career and it's impact on me and my brothers.

The book is personally available from Pastor Dan or may purchased from the publisher by clicking the below button


A BUrning and Shining Light

The amazing story of one rising out of obscurity to become a pivotal leader in the History of Christianity is seen in the life of George Whitefield. His preaching on two continents became the catalyst for the First Great Awakening in the first half of the 18th Century before the birth of America as a nation.

Over 300 years have passed since Whitefield's birth, but his influence still lives on today. The thrilling adventure of his life is captured by Dan Nelson in his new biography of the great evangelist's life. Nelson has devoted much of his ministry to a serious study of Whitefield as to his preaching, influence and model of ministry.

The new work captures the journey of Whitefield in his preaching ministry that took him across the Atlantic seven times. It is one of the most purely chronological accounts of his life. The major events of his ministry and impact on the world are covered and thoroughly researched. You don't want to miss the historical and inspirational story bound to excite you about the Lord's work and what a life can do solely devoted to the furtherance of the gospel.   

The book is personally available from Pastor Dan or may purchased from the publisher by clicking the below button