Our History


SoCal Baptist Ministries is an outgrowth of the work of W.C. Bryant, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Norwalk, California. In the 1970's he created a separate, nonprofit board for the purpose of the development of a retirement center on property located next door to the church. The center was called Norwalk Christian Towers, and for almost 40 years it provided hundreds of low-income seniors a place to live at very affordable prices. 

The board of Norwalk Christian Towers had an opportunity to sell the property to an organization that was better equipped to renovate and operate the property for the benefit of low-income seniors. The sale of the property was completed in 2013. 

The board then reorganized Norwalk Christian Towers into SoCal Baptist Ministries with the express intent of assisting California Southern Baptist churches and affiliated religious organizations with financial aid for short term ministry and mission projects. 

If there is some way we can assist your ministry, we welcome your inquiry. Just as the Towers has a long and distinguished history in ministering to the housing needs of low-income people, SoCal Baptist Ministries is seeking to assist church as they minister to the spiritual needs in their communities. 

Click on the Apply tab on the menu bar to fill out our online application form. Use the Contact Form tab for questions, our Grant Administration team is ready to answer your questions!