Pastor Jim W. Baize

Pastor Jim W. Baize was saved at the First Baptist Church of Chicago

Heights, IL, in 1956. Later, he accepted the call to the ministry in

January 1966, graduating from the Baptist Bible College, Springfield,

MO in May 1970 with a Bachelors of Theology. He then served as the

Assistant to Pastor Gary Grey from 1970 to 1973 at Calvary Baptist

Church in Taylorville, IL, then at Park Hill Baptist Church in Pueblo,


In 1973, Pastor Baize accepted the position of Pastor, Midway Baptist

Church, San Diego, CA, where he served as Lead Pastor until February

1, 2015. Pastor Baize was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity

degree from Hyles-Anderson College in May 1983 and was named

“Man of the Year” for 1988 by the Imperial Beach Times. He won the

Primary Election for U.S. Congress, 50th District of CA in June 1996.

Gov. Paul E. Patton of the State of Kentucky commissioned Pastor

Baize a “Kentucky Colonel” on April 18, 2002.

Pastor Baize served as a Director of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College

for many years, Chairman of the Board for Baptist Bible College West

for seven years, and then served as the President of Baptist Bible

College West for a year and a half.

Over a 41 year period, Midway Baptist Church, now called Ocean

View Church, increased its attendance from 75 to more than 1,500 per

week with an annual budget of more than $4.5 Million, supporting

more than 75 missionaries and mission obligations per month.

Ministries include a preschool/day care center, a school with grades K-

12 with 450 enrolled students, and a thrift store to raise money for

mission programs. Well over 10,000 people professed salvation under

Pastor Baize’s ministry. Many more have passed through Ocean View

Church as members while in San Diego.

Pat and Jim Baize “retired” for about three months, when an

opportunity to pastor the First Baptist Church of Coronado presented

itself. Jim became the Interim Pastor and then the Lead Pastor in

January of 2016.

Pastor Baize and his wife, the former Miss Patricia Goodson, live in

San Diego. They have three children: Shannon, Misty, and Ben; two

sons-in-law, Shannon's husband Matt and Misty’s husband, Ian; one

daughter-in-law, Taramae; two grandsons, Dakota Luke Ortiz and Max

Orion Baize Kirkland, and one granddaughter, Victoria Shaye Ortiz.

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