Centinela Baptist Church
- Lead Pastor: Pastor Larry Smith
- Physical Address: 4730 West 152nd St, Lawndale, CA 90260-1903
- Mailing Address: 4730 West 152nd St, Lawndale, CA 90260-1903
- Phone: 310 676 3135
- Service Times: Sunday School 10:00 am // AM Worship 11:00 // PM Worship 2:00 (Oct - March) // PM Worship 5:00 (Apr - Sept) // Wednesday Evening Prayer 7:00
Centinela Baptist Church has been a Reformed Baptist church by constitution since 1989, and a charter member of the Southern California Association of Reformed Baptist Churches since 1990. Larry Smith has been pastor since 1988, and Chris Beamer joined him in the Lord’s service in 1999.
Worship meetings are simple and structured. The singing of hymns, prayers, and the preaching of the Word are principal elements. The TRINITY HYMNAL (Baptist Edition) and the REFORMED PSALTER HYMNAL are the only sources for corporate song. Preaching is expository, and is central to worship meetings. Sermons are not currently posted online, but are available in compact disc format by request.
The Lord’s supper is observed in second worship meetings on the first Sabbath days of each month. A “close communion” is in effect at the Lord’s table. Only believers baptized by immersion are received into church membership. Both free and suggested-donation literature is available on site.