The members of the Bakersfield Community Church of the Brethren invite you to share with us in the joy of welcoming Sandra Millard as the new part-time Pastor of our church. As a member, Sandra has served in the role of Outreach Commission Chair, Hospitality team, and supported many other roles and functions over the years. In her previous profession with Youth For Christ, Kern County, Sandra was actively involved with their outreach programs and a true advocate for Jesus Christ.


As a faithful servant, it was to no surprise Sandra was recommended and elected unanimously to serve the call as Pastor at the corner of Palm & A. We are honored to share in her next adventure as she transitions into this new role and we invite you to come greet our new Minister.

Sandra Millard’s Installation service will be held during worship service on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 9, 2021 at 10:45am.

A continental breakfast will be served in the courtyard at 10am.

Please note – as a part-time Pastor, Sandra will preach 3 Sundays per month and have a commitment of 22-25 hours per week to the church. She will not maintain regular office hours, however, is available to meet members at the church, their homes, or in public spaces as needed. She will make regular visits to the office to check messages and mail. In addition to ZOOM we have resumed in-person worship services with safety precautions in place (face masks & social distancing). You may also contact her through email at



We are a small church located on the corner of Palm & A street for over a century. We invite you to join us for worship and fellowship and hopefully become part of our church family.

Vision Statement

Through Scripture, Jesus calls us to live as courageous disciples by word and action: To surrender ourselves to God, To embrace one another, To express God’s love for all creation.

What We Believe

The central emphasis of the Church of the Brethren is not a creed, but a commitment to follow Christ in simple obedience, to be faithful disciples in the modern world. As do most other Christians, the Brethren believe in God as Creator and loving Sustainer. We confess the Lordship of Christ, and we seek to be guided by the Holy Spirit in every aspect of life, thought, and mission.

We hold the New Testament as our guidebook for living, affirming with it the need for lifelong and faithful study of the Scriptures. Brethren believe that God has revealed an unfolding purpose for the human family and the universe through the Hebrew Scriptures (or Old Testament), and fully in the New Testament. We hold the New Testament as the record of the life, ministry, teaching, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and of the beginnings of the life and thought of the Christian church.

Faithful following of Jesus Christ and obedience to the will of God as revealed in the Scriptures have led us to emphasize principles that we believe are central in true discipleship. Among these are peace and reconciliation, simple living, integrity of speech, family values, and service to neighbors near and far.

(Drawn from “The Brethren Heritage,” Elizabethtown College)