our mission is simple:
to know Jesus personally and to share His love passionately
We accomplish that mission through our five "E"s: Evangelize, Enfold, Exalt, Equip, and Enlist.
FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE
GOD'S WORD GROWS PEOPLE
DON'T DO LIFE ALONE
1 Cor. 12:25-26
SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE
1 Pet. 4:10-11
THE LORD IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE
We're so glad you want to know more about us!
Valley is not a building; it is people... imperfect people seeking to glorify God. We view ourselves much like a hospital helping and ministering to the sick. With over 45 years of successful ministry, Valley is a place where answers to difficult questions can be found and a place where people can discover family and acceptance. We are truly, "A Place to Belong." Visit one of our services and consider becoming a part of this exciting ministry!
VBC is a Bible-believing, non-denominational community church located in Hercules, California, within the San Francisco Bay Area.
Valley Bible Church was founded on October 3, 1971, with the first service being held at Holy Ghost Association Hall in Pinole, California. Nineteen people attended the first service, and by Easter of the following year, attendance had grown to 120 people.
Dr. Phillip Howard, Senior Pastor & Founder, describes it in this way: “In 1971, we were directed by God on a Thursday evening in Fresno, California to go where we were born and born again and to plant a church that would preach and teach the Bible.” Since that life-changing decision, the mission of Valley Bible Church has not changed.