Independent Russian Baptist Church Of San Diego

"...Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness..." Matthew 6:33

About us

David A. Okhotin

Senior Pastor

Vladimir A. Okhotin

Associate Pastor

Yuriy Osiychuk

Music Director

Youth Group Leader

Evangelical Outreach and Ministry Leader

Church Information

We are a baptist church. Our church services are in Russian. However, English translation is available. We belong to the International Union of Churches of the Evangelical Christian Baptists (IUC-ECB) movement that started in the former Soviet Union in the year of 1961.

Statement of Faith

• We believe in the Trinity, In God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

• We believe that the Bible is the word of God. We also believe in the inerrancy of the Bible (all 66 canonical books of the Bible). The Bible is our principal guide in our lives including our morals and our demeanor.

• We believe in Jesus being 100% God and 100% human who came into this world and took on the human flesh, who was crucified and died for the sins of the whole world, for all the people. Jesus then resurrected on the third day and always abides with God the Father in heaven.

• We believe that

  ○ God created man in His own image.

  ○ a man did not retain God’s image, but disobeyed God and therefore sinned.

  ○ the wages of sin is death.

  ○ God so loved the world (all of the people) and sent His Son to Redeem Man.

• Every person who believes in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior will be saved from the power of sin, from hell, and shall live eternally with God in heaven (John 3:16).

• Any person who has repented and became born again (recognized himself as a sinner, asked God for forgiveness, and fully entrusted his life into Jesus’ hands), he/she has become the child of God and is part of God’s universal church (the body of Christ).

• We believe in God’s commandment for all believers to be baptised, thus promising to keep a good conscience toward God (1 Peter 3:21).

• We believe that baptism is full immersion. We do not believe in infant baptism or baptism for the dead. A person being baptised needs to fully understand himself why he is getting baptised and what kind of covenant he is making with God. We do not believe in baptism without true repentance.

• Every person who is born again and is baptised can become part of the local church.

• Every person who will not believe the Gospel (Jesus’ message) will spend eternity in hell.

• We believe in the existence of hell. Every person who will not believe the Gospel (Jesus’ message) will spend eternity in hell.



Sunday worship service - 2pm


Friday prayer service - 7pm


Street and Personal Evangelism

Bible Study

Youth Bible Study

Get in touch

Independent Russian Baptist Church of San Diego
6365 El Apajo (glass room)
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Phone: (858) 345-7332