For 42 years, Dr. Bobby T. Newman has been a dedicated and successful pastor of Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located in Compton, California.

Born in Boyton, Oklahoma, he received his early years of education in Oklahoma. After moving to Los Angeles, California at the age of 12, he continued and completed his formal years of education. A graduate of Reed Christian College, he holds a Bachelor of Theology Degree, an Honorary Doctor of Divinity and served as Dean of Students for many years.

Among the many various positions Dr. Newman has held throughout the State and National Conventions, he has served as President of the California State Baptist Convention, and Vice President of the Evangelistic Class of the National Congress of Christian Education.

For 53 years, he has been married to Charmaine Newman. A father of 6 children, grandfather of 21, and great-grandfather of 22, some of his most enjoyable and memorable moments are those spent with his family.

A servant of God whose thrust is that of saving souls as pastor, Dr. Newman has led the Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church with continued progress and growth both spiritually and numerically. With 15 Administrators that consist of over 90 ministries, much has been accomplished under his leadership.

As a great gospel preacher and dynamic bible teacher, Dr. Newman is known nationally as a humble, sincere, spirit-filled, God-fearing and devoted servant of God who firmly believes, "....all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose." (Rom 8:28)

Personal Information

Born: February 12, 1934
Boyton, Oklahoma

Married-53 years
Wife- Charmaine Newman

Six Children- 5 Sons/ 1 Daughter
21 Grandchildren/ 22 Great-Grandchildren


Graduated from Jordan High School
Los Angeles, CA

Received a Bachelor of Art Degree in Theology
Reed Christian College of Religion

Served as Dean of Students

Received an Honorary Doctor of
Divinity Degree from Reed Christian College


Served 3 years in the United States Navy
Honorable Discharge

Christian Experience

District: Providence District Association
Positions held:

1st Vice Moderator
Recording Secretary
Teacher/ Seminary Leader


State: California State Baptist Convention
(Affiliated since 1965)

Positions held:

President- 1987-1992
Vice President at Large (5 years)
Recording Secretary
Helped to organize the California State Baptist Children,
Youth & Youth Adult Convention

National: National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
Positions held:

Vice President of the National Evangelistic Department
Member- Board of Directors

 Social & Civic Duties
School Board Advisor

Task Force
City Council & Officials Advisor
Adopt a School Program Participant
S.E.A. Program
Social Concerns of Southern California
Life time member of N.A.A.C.P.
Pastors for Compton

As a leader, role model and mentor, I have recieved a numerous number of
distinguished awards and honor from:

Governor's Office
California State Assembly
State of California Senate
City of Compton
City of Lynwood
Compton Community College
California State Baptist Convention

Personal Statement

As an anointed servant of God, I am recognized locally and nationally as a gospel preacher, pastor, bible teacher, organizer and leader. My desire is to share what God has given me to edify the souls of men. My motto is: "I am HELPLESS without Christ, POWERLESS without His Spirit and UNARMED without His Word."

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