Senior Pastor to Pastor Emeritus
In October 2019, after 48 years of leadership to the people of Valley Bible Church, Pastor Phillip Howard will be transitioning from Senior Pastor to Pastor Emeritus.
The Elders have hired Vanderbloemen Search Group to find a lead pastor and have selected a committee of VBC lay persons who will receive candidate profiles from Vanderbloemen then present their choices to the Elders. (View listing on Vanderbloemen site.)
On Sunday, October 13th, we will honor our beloved Pastor and celebrate Valley's 48th Anniversary:
- One Service at 10am - Video testimonies, music, and more! The whole family is invited to this service, and Nursery, Kids, and Youth Classes are suspended for this morning. The Nursery and Mother's Room will be open for mothers with infants and young children. Overflow parking with free shuttle service is available at the Hercules Transit Center, 1400 Willow Avenue.
- Anniversary Concert at 6pm - Celebrate God's faithfulness to Pastor Phil and to Valley Bible Church over the past 48 years! Meal to follow in the Family Life Center.
Pastor Phil will begin his new role as Pastor Emeritus at the conclusion of the morning service on Sunday, October 13th.
Dr. Phillip Howard will always be "our pastor" and the title of "Pastor Emeritus" affords him his due honor inasmuch.
Latest Update on Pastor Phil's Transition