About Us

CBBCLB History

Our Saviour Jesus Christ established the very first local Bible Believing Baptist in Jerusalem. He was the earthly Pastor, the apostles were the first officers, and the disciples were members. I Cor. 12:28 says, “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles…” The founder promised He would strengthen the Church. He said in Matt. 16:18, “…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Thank God for the Church!

Before He left for heaven, our loving Saviour commanded the Church to go and preach the gospel to every nation and kindred. So from Jerusalem, to Antioch and to Asia Minor and then to Europe and the United States, Baptist Churches mushroomed in almost every place. Some were cradled along mountain ranges, in deep caves, and in catacombs. Some were nestled in friendly shores. Until in 1900s, American missionaries came to the Philippine Islands. High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri, USA through its missionary Loyd Baker established the Bible Baptist Church in Legazpi City, Albay. From this Church in Bicol came Octagon Bible Baptist Church in Pasig City, which sent Dr. Ed M. Laurena to San Pedro. In 1979, Christian Bible Baptist Church in San Pedro, Laguna was born, which in turn, eventually gave birth to CHRISTIAN BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH AND MINISTRIES OF LOS BAÑOS, INC. (CBBC-LB), LAGUNA.

CBBC-LB started out as mere Bible study along the “riles” in Anos, Los Banos way back in 1981. It was organized in February 13, 1983 with 43 chartered members. Through the years, the Church struggled in many things – in attendance, in offerings, as well as in the place of worship. Many were added, some left. But God is faithful who never suffered the Church to cease. With much prayers and supplications, the Church moved to an abandoned school building and bank-repossessed property in Nature’s Ville.

Hence, from June 2006 up to the present, CBBC-LB has found a place of its own. With the leadership of the pastor, Rev. ARNOLD N. VALLEJO, CBBC-LB hopes to build a Baptist City that shall serve as a landmark in Los Banos and nearby towns!

CBBC-LB shall be called THE CHURCH AT NATURE’S VILLE as it is clearly depicted in the following song:

There’s a Church in the slopes of Mt. Makiling,
No lovelier spot on a hill;
No place is so dear to my childhood
As the beautiful Church at Nature’s Ville.

O Come to the Church up on a hilltop;
O Come to the Church at Nature’s Ville;
No place is so dear to my childhood
As the beautiful Church at Nature’s Ville.

How sweet, on a clear Sunday morning,
To trod on paved and rugged road;
Its winding uphill so sweetly calling,
“O come to the Church at Nature’s ville.”



  1. We believe in God – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. 1 John 5:7.
  2. We believe that Jesus Christ was and is God from all eternity as the Word. John 1:1, 2, 14. We also believe in His incarnation. We further believe in His virgin birth, in His precious blood literally shed at Calvary for the remission of sin, and His resurrection, and ascension. Heb. 9:22-27. We further believe He is imminent coming. 2 Pet. 3:8-10.
  3. We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Trinity, is God. Romans 15:13; Acts 1:2; I John 5:7.
  4. We believe that God created all things, including man. Col. 1:16; Gen. 1:1; 2:7.
  5. We believe in the sovereignty of God, in the salvation of men and in all things and that nothing can come to pass contrary to his divine will. Isaiah 40:12-31; Eph. 1:4–12; Rom. 9:15-16.
  6. We believe that the Word of God is the King James Bible. We further believe that it is God’s Revelation and that it is the Inspired and Preserved Word of God. Deut. 29:29; Psalm 12:6-7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-22. We further believe that the King James Bible is the authority in our faith and practice. 1 Thess. 2:13-14; Acts 17:11-12.
  7. We believe there is a heaven and a hell and that they are real places. Rev. 4:1-2; Rev. 20:10-15.
  8. We believe in the depravity of man. There is nothing good in him until God gives him a new heart, until God makes him a new creation in Christ. Isa. 1:5-6; Ps. 58:3; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:9, 20; Ps. 51:5.
  9. We believe that salvation of men is altogether of grace – God’s grace – and not by any good works of man. Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5. This salvation comes as the result of God’s choosing. Eph. 1:4-5. For this choosing and salvation to become effective, it was necessary for Christ to die for our sins and rise from the dead the third day. Eph. 1:7; Acts 3:18; Acts 17:3; 1Cor. 15:17-20. We also believe it is necessary for man to hear the gospel of Christ, to come to REPENTANCE and FAITH in Christ before salvation is consummated. 2 Thess. 2:13; John 3:14-18, 36; Acts 20:21.
  10. We believe in individual soul liberty in the sense that the Christian faith is voluntary and that each must come individually and personally at his free will. None must be physically forced to embrace the faith although the believer must contend for his faith. Jude 3.
  11. We believe in the equality and priesthood of all believers. 1 Pet. 2:9.
  12. We believe in Evangelism – the simple, scriptural proclamation of the gospel of Christ. Matt. 28: 19-20; 1 Cor. 15:1-4. We further believe in aggressive confrontational street soul winning. We further practice door-knocking and mass evangelism.
  13. We believe in the security of the believer. After he is born again he is a child of God and can never cease to be a child of God. John 14:10, 11; John 6:37; John 10:27-30; Col. 1:27.
  14. We believe that Jesus founded the Church while He was yet on earth and ADDED to the Church on the day of Pentecost. Matt. 16:18; 18:17; Heb. 2:12; Acts 2:41, 47. We further believe that this Church is a Baptist Church.
  15. We believe that only a local Church founded on the same principles as the Church Jesus founded while He was yet on earth can be called a true Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, that it is a self-governing body and that it must ever be free from all outside human control or dictation. 1 Peter 5:2, 3; Acts 11:22; Acts 16:4, 5; Acts 15:22-28.
  16. We believe that baptism is immersion. It is to show forth the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. It also shows our own death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Acts 8:38; Col 2:12; Rom. 6:3, 4. It is not for salvation, but is a work of righteousness. Matt. 3:15.
  17. We believe that one must be scripturally baptized (immersed) to first enter a New Testament Church. 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:5; Col. 1:24.
  18. We believe that the Lord’s supper is a local Church ordinance; (1 Cor. 11:2) and can only be observed in the Church; (1 Cor. 11:18, 20) and that it is restricted to the members of the Church observing it; we also believe that it is threefold in nature: a supper of commemoration or a memorial supper, a supper of proclamation, and a supper of anticipation. 1 Cor. 11:25, 26.
  19. We believe in the separation of the Church and the State. Rom. 13:1-8; Matt. 22:21; Mark 12:17; Luke 20:25. We further believe in ecclesiastical as well as in practical separation. Amos 3:3.
  20. We believe members may move from one Church to another of like faith and order by letter or perhaps in some rare cases be received by statement. Romans 16:1-2.
  21. We believe in both home and foreign missions. To be an obedient church, every Church must have a part in sending out missionaries. God requires that missionaries be sent directly by local New Testament Church. Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8; Acts 13:2, 3.
  22. We believe in tithing as well as in offerings. The Old Testament commanded it. The Lord Jesus endorsed it. Mal. 3:10; Luke 11:42. Paul ordered the same in the Gentile churches. 1 Cor. 16:1-2.
  23. We believe in the Premillenial return of our Lord, first, to catch away his own to be forever with Him; and then to return to rule the world in person for one thousand years. 1 Thess. 4:14-18; Rev. 20:4; Luke 1:32; Zech. 14:4, 9.
  24. We believe in the judgment of rewards for God’s children. 1 Cor. 3:11-15.
  25. We believe in the judgment of damnation for those who will not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. 20:5, 11-15.

The Purpose of CBBC-LB

Matt. 16:18; 28:16-20; I Tim. 3:15

Every organization has a purpose. Such purpose dictates the kind of a product, not vice versa. The purpose dictates the “Life Span” of a product or group. CBBC-LB has a purpose. And such purpose is eternal.

  1. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to EXALT Jesus
    • CBBC-LB is the Church built by Christ Himself. Matt. 16:18 says this is His Church.
    • Since this is His Church, we preach Him. Please read II Cor. 4:5.
    • The world’s personalities are competing with Christ. This should not happen at CBBC-LB. Our testimonies sound off Christ’s work. Our teachings and fellowships center upon Christ.
    • At CBBC-LB we only preach what Jesus SAID.
    • At CBBC-LB, we sing what Jesus HAS DONE.
  2. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to REACH the Lost
    • CBBC-LB’s main concern is still the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:19-20).
    • God is not willing that any should perish. (II Pet. 3:9). We must therefore continue winning souls.
  3. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to USHER People into a Church Family
    • CBBC-LB is the house of God. God is our Father. We are His children. We ought to behave properly in His house. (I Tim. 3:15).
    • Since this is His house, we must acknowledge there is labor and that we ought to join in all her labors. There is division of labor in His house.
  4. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to KEEP People Growing
    • The Great Commission is to be a continuing effort of Growth. (Matt. 28:20). We must keep teaching people.
    • Our people should keep growing in knowledge as well as in grace (II Pet. 3:18).
  5. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to COMMIT People to the Ministry
    • Every convert has the right to be part of God’s ministry. We must bring every convert into realization that God can use them. We have many ministries in church where each one can be involved in – Sunday school, choir, ushering, deaf and mute, academy, campus ministry, jeepney ministry. We plan to have more in the future when people have rooted themselves in the Church.
  6. CBBC-LB’s prime purpose is to IMPACT on the community and nearby towns
    • The church would greatly influence the community by having an increase in membership that will reach more souls, expansion in area of lot projects, acquisition of buildings to house more ministries and advancement in equipments and vehicles to further serve the needs of people.

Let us keep our purpose. We cannot afford to change such. We must exert all efforts to fulfill our purpose. We must give our lives and our resources for such purpose.