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It is my goal to teach the Bible in a deep, thorough, and yet understandable manner, with both passion and an acute awareness for the importance of what it is: God's breathed out word. As such, I predominately teach the Bible a book at a time, going verse by verse through it, ensuring each part of it is seen within its own context. In particular I ensure that highlight the Old Testament background and context to New Testament passages. Doing so ensures we are letting the Bible speak to us rather than imposing our own traditions and biases upon it. This kind of teaching is always illuminating, exciting and potentially life changing.


Anthony Forsyth


In October of 1940 a group of Christians, united in their desire for freedom in missionary support, met in a Burbank home. They became organized as an independent Baptist Church and were legally incorporated as "Calvary Baptist Church of Burbank" on May 23, 1941. There were 76 charter members. The first pastor,
Dr. Stanley H. Bailes, had been called to shepherd the flock of believers by April 1941.

Desiring to have a permanent place of worship, the church soon purchased the lot at the corner of
S. Glenoaks Blvd. and Elmwood Ave. The lot was dedicated with ground breaking ceremonies and the
Honorable Walter F. Hinton, Mayor of Burbank, delivered an inspirational message. The building was soon under construction with a group of volunteer workers from the church donating their time and skills. Since this was during the Second World War when young men and materials were scarce, a lot of ingenuity was required to complete the project. Finally, on Sunday, March 21, 1943, the new building was formally dedicated to the proclamation and teaching of the Word of God.

In February of 1947 the church became affiliated with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and this association has been maintained throughout its history.


Our church visitors and members come from all over Los Angeles county, but here are some of the most common areas in California we attract people seeking a home church come from:

Burbank, California

Glendale, California

Pasadena, California

Studio City, California

Toluca Lake, California

Universal City, California

La Cañada / Flintridge, California

Van Nuys, California

North Hollywood, California

Sun Valley, California

And many of the San Fernando Valley neighborhoods of the Greater City of Los Angeles, California

One of the Best Churches in Burbank

“Let us not give up meeting together...
but let us encourage one another...”  

[Hebrews 10:25]

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