Centinela Baptist Church has been Reformed by Confession and by Constitution since 1989. The church building is located in the South Bay of greater Los Angeles, about five miles southeast of the Los Angeles International Airport. The first word in the name of the church is Spanish, meaning “guard” or “sentry.” It commonly occurs in the phrase, Centinela Valley, which traditionally refers to the southwestern area of the Los Angeles basin.
— an independent visible organization of believers, in covenant with one another under a written constitution which calls for, among other things, elders and deacons as leaders.
— a body of believers in the historic stream of churches believing that the Bible teaches only professing believers should be baptized by immersion and admitted as members of the church.
— and identifies with the Reformed wing of the Protestant Reformation of sixteenth-century Europe and the Particular Baptist churches of seventeenth-century England. The Reformers understood the Bible to teach the sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners, the perfect life and atoning death of Jesus Christ as the only basis for the acceptance of sinners with God, faith alone as the means by which sinners receive saving grace, and the Bible as the final authority on all matters pertaining to life and godliness.
Sabbath day meetings are plain and simple. Time is devoted to the singing of hymns, prayer, the preaching of the Word, and the Lord’s supper.
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things he may have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:18