Pastor Search Update
February 9, 2020:
Over the last several months we have performed a nationwide search, which produced over 4,700 candidates expressing an interest in the position of Lead Pastor. With much prayer from the people of Valley Bible Church, the diligence and hard work of a nine-member Search Committee, and the help of one of the top consulting firms in the nation, Vanderbloemen. 4,700 potential candidates were reduced to 123 qualified applicants, which was then reduced by Vanderbloemen to five candidates and presented to our Search Committee who then went through a thorough process guided by Vanderbloemen. The Search Committee then presented two final candidates to our Elder Council. The Elder Council then went to work to finalize the decision of who the next Lead Pastor of Valley Bible Church would be.
With much thanksgiving to our Lord, the leadership of Valley Bible Church is happy to introduce, as our New Lead Pastor, Dr. Paul Crandell. He is joined by his wife, Lindsey and their four children. Paul comes to us from Southern California, Knott Avenue Christian Church in Anaheim where he has provided leadership as their Lead Pastor.
Please join us on March 15, 2020, for a combined service beginning at 10:00 am, as we welcome the Crandell Family, and begin a new chapter in the already 48-year history of Valley Bible Church.
A special thanks to our Search Committee for their many hours of service in helping to identify and unanimously present to our Elder Council for approval, Dr. Paul Crandell.
Edwin Chandra, Elder
Muilady Hartono, Lay Member
Jeff Joya, Deacon
Tim Latibeaudiere, Lay Member
Tim McNeil, Deacon
Della Orosco, Lay Member
Aisha Ortega, Lay Member
Randy Osti, Deacon
Tim Vahlstrom, Elder - Chairman
Please take a moment and pray for Dr. Paul Crandell, his family, and Valley Bible Church as we move forward under the direction of the Lord.
Valley Bible Church Elders Council,
Tim Vahlstrom, Chairman
Larry Howard, Executive Pastor
January 17, 2020:
The Pastoral Search Committee presented candidates to the Elders in November/December 2019. As of today, the Elders continue to interview the candidates and are making significant progress. Please keep the Elders in your prayers as they continue to work through the process. We praise God that He is in control, and that Christ is the true Head of the Church!
Senior Pastor to Pastor Emeritus
In October 2019, after 48 years of leadership to the people of Valley Bible Church, Pastor Phillip Howard transitioned 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 honored our beloved Pastor and celebrated Valley's 48th Anniversary:
- One Service at 10am - Video testimonies, music, and more!
- Anniversary Concert at 6pm - Celebrating God's faithfulness to Pastor Phil and to Valley Bible Church over the past 48 years!
Pastor Phil began 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