Leadership

“We are governed by Christ through his undershepherds”

Pastor Larry Smith

Larry has served the congregation since 1989. Through his many years of expository preaching and teaching, the people of God have been led to a deeper understanding of Biblical truths and how to apply them. He has presented messages on nearly all of the books of the New Testament, and has taught the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 several times. During his first year of ministry at Centinela Baptist Church, Larry participated in forming the Southern California Association of Reformed Baptist Churches, in with cooperation with the pastors of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Ontario and Trinity Reformed Baptist Church of Bellflower (now La Mirada). If you would like to contact Pastor Smith, his personal email address is pastorsmith@centinela-rbc.com.

Pastor Chris Beamer

Chris joined Pastor Smith as co-elder in 1999. He shares the preaching, counseling, and administrative duties of the ministry. Out of his extensive musical background, he regularly contributes to congregational worship by providing piano accompaniment to hymn singing. Three of his works in print are available upon request, the latest of which may be viewed online. The treatise, “Standards for the Singing Church,” and the booklet, “Better Singing Congregations,” can be ordered at literature@centinela-rbc.com. A review of the short book on music in worship may be found online here. Pages from the Reformed Psalter Hymnal are posted at www.scoreexchange.com (search: Beamer), with information for placing orders; see the six samples of psalms and hymns below. Requests for the hymnal can also be made at: literature@centinela-rbc.com. If you would like to contact Pastor Beamer, his personal e-mail address is pastorbeamer@centinela-rbc.com.

“Thy glory, O God” (Psalm 19) (download pdf)
“Lord, thou art our dwelling place” (Psalm 90) (download pdf)
“For his mercy endureth forever” (Psalm 136) (download pdf)
“Depth of mercy” (No. 175) (download pdf)
“Jesus is a wise physician” (No. 201) (download pdf)
“Our guilt is turned to grace” (No. 217) (download pdf)