The Great Commission Association of Southern Baptist Churches (GCA) exists to provide pastors and their families the support they need to build healthy relationships and healthy churches. Established in 1947 it has 125 ministries and member churches from San Mateo to Solvang and from Monterey to Milpitas.
Dr. Michael Stewart has been the director of GCA since 1997 and since that time GCA has seen strong investment in new strategies that have proven to be effective for outreach. Nearly 60 new churches have been planted. Hearts and Hands Christian Preschools launched in 2003 in partnership with member churches. They have been voted the best preschools in the bay area. The Building Healthy Churches initiative was launched in 2015.
We believe that the Right Relationships and the Right Resources at the Right Time can dramatically improve the outlook and performance of God’s pastors and His churches. At GCA, we are committed to investing in the health and happiness of our pastors and their families – and providing the resources they need to build strong churches.