A church that exists for the valley 

Here's where you can learn more about what we believe, what values guide us, and who's on staff
Vision, Mission, Strategy & Values

Vision, Mission, Strategy & Values


To Be A Family Of Believers Fulfilling The Mission Of God Together.


To Make Disciples, Who Are Committed To Making Disciples.


To Connect People To God. 

  • Conversion - Embracing forgiveness by accepting Jesus as Savior & Lord (Acts 2:37-41)
  • Communion - A life of worship and fellowship with God (Romans 12:1-2)
  • Consecration - A life of service & surrender to God (John 12:25-26)

To Connect People To God’s People.

  • Sharing - Your life with others (Acts 2:46)
  • Serving - The needs of others (John 13)
  • Sacrificing - Resources, time & talents with others (Acts 4:32-37)

  To Connect People To God’s Mission.

  • Going - Seeking the lost (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Guiding - Teaching about Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Growing - Leading to spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:11-13)


Scripture Over Secularism — We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God. Therefore, we will look to the Bible to dictate what we teach and believe, rather than to the philosophies and teachings of our secular world.

People Over Programs — We believe that the people of our community, and of our church, are more important than the programs that we implement. We see in the Bible that Jesus was more interested in people than with the religious status quo. Therefore, He took the time to look people in the eye and to relate to them as individuals. Jesus was not interested in what he could get from people, only what he could give. 

Substance Over Style — We believe that our style should reflect the culture we live in, but we do not believe that style takes precedence over substance. We believe that the content of our teaching and worship is more important that our delivery or methods. 

Others Over Ourselves — One of the fundamental teachings of Jesus is that we should consider others needs in higher regard than our own needs. Serving others both in our community and in our church is therefore fundamental to us as disciples of Jesus. 

Self-sacrifice Over Self-promotion — Jesus’ life and teaching exemplified the attitude of sacrifice. Jesus is known to the world today, not because of His self-promotion, but rather because of His self-sacrifice. Therefore, as disciples of Jesus, we too should be willing to sacrifice for others.

What we believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word and reveals who God is and His will for our lives.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe in one God in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:15-21,23-27)

We believe Jesus is God’s Son and our Savior.
(John 3:16)

We believe that every person is created in God’s image and is of immeasurable worth, but we also believe that because of people’s willful sin, that they are separated from God and in jeopardy of facing eternal punishment.
(Genesis 1:26; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23, 6:23)

We believe that salvation and forgiveness are available only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
(Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe that a person receives God’s grace by placing their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, by repenting of sins, by confessing Jesus as Lord, and by being baptized (immersed) into Jesus for the forgiveness of sins.
(Acts 2:38-41, Acts 8:26-40, Acts 10:34-48, Acts 16:25-34)

We believe that the church is the Body of Christ on earth, and is led and empowered by the Holy Spirit for the purpose of bringing glory to God, building one another up in faith, and making disciples of Jesus.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:1-16)

Jeff Swain

Lead Minister

Jeff is serving as the  Lead Minister at  Valley Christian Church.  He joined Valley’s planting team in 2016 to assist the church in moving forward toward its official launch in September of 2018.

Over the course of his ministry, Jeff has served in a number of diverse roles. His experience includes serving as a Youth Minister, Worship Minister, Discipleship/Outreach Minister, and Preaching Minister.

As the primary teacher at Valley, Jeff’s goal is to present God’s Word in a way that is relevant, applicable, and empowering. Ultimately his desire is to help people grow as disciples of Jesus who are engaged in making more disciples of Jesus.

Jeff has been married to his wife Robin since September of 1996, and the two of them have been blessed with four beautiful daughters: Erin, Alexis, Mia & Lillie.

Kelly Bennett

Administrative Assistant

Kelly’s primary role at  Valley Christian Church is serving as the Administrative Assistant. In this role, she handles all things administrative from data management, to communications & correspondence, to volunteer coordination.

A secondary role that Kelly serves in is as the  Children Ministry Coordinator. In this role, she provides leadership,  resources, and coordination to our children’s ministry volunteers.

Kelly has been married to her husband  Lucas since June of 2002,  and the two of them have four wonderful children: Danae, David, Silas & Grace.

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