Valley Baptist Church believes strongly that the local church is to be involved in Great Commission of sharing the Gospel throughout the world.
As we grow as a church, we are committed to increasing our partnership with those serving around the world. We believe that partnering is more than giving money, but is about developing and maintaining a deep relationship as they seek to fulfill God’s calling in their life. Here is a list of the organizations and people we are financially and relationally supporting.
As a cooperating Southern Baptist Church, we partner with the IMB which is the largest sending Evangelical missions agency. The IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. More than 4,800 people groups - close to 1 billion people - still live with little or no access to the gospel. Fast facts contains up-to-date statistics. IMB is an entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest evangelical denomination, claiming more than 40,000 churches with nearly 16 million members.
Locally we are partnered with alternatives womens center in Escondido. This is a great ministry that exists to provide a medical environment that protects the rights to life of the preborn. They provide guidance and alternatives to women in North Inland County who are considering abortion. It is their prayer and goal to present the claims of Jesus Christ to each of their patients and families, as the Lord opens up opportunity.
Chiesa Logos Church in Florence Italy was started by Andrea Giorgi, a native Italian, who we partner with. We are excited to see God move in the hearts of Italians through this vibrant church in a country where Christians account for less than 1% of the population.
Chris and Miheala Guess are serving in Romania. Chris and Miheala returned to Romania in 2012 to focus on church planting and reaching the people of Romania with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Michael and Kelly Nicholls are serving with Wycliffe in Africa. They live in Tanzania as Wycliffe Bible translators, working on 9 different languages with a team in the Mara region of Lake Victoria.
Chris Matthews is director of Al Ándalus Theological Seminary in Sevilla, Spain. The heart of the seminary is to reach and disciple Spaniards for the purpose of equipping the local church in a country where Evangelical Christians account for less than 1% of the population.
Josh and Heidi Manning are serving in New Mexico with Western Indian Ministries. After five years in Mongolia, the Lord redirected the Manning family to New Mexico to reach out to Native Americans through an extention of Indian Bible College. Their primary focus is serving the Native church through Bible education and transformational disciple-making.
Alex and Kristi Tan are currently in the Philippines and serve with OC International. Their ministry involves equipping, training and mobilizing church leaders in various parts of Asia, including Korea, Japan, and different parts of the Philippines to learn how to use Sports Ministry.
Joe and Esther Wagnell serve with AIM Air in Nairobi, Kenya. AIM AIR is a Christian missionary aviation organization – part of the larger ministry of Africa Inland Mission. The team at AIM AIR exists to serve missionaries and ministries throughout East and Central Africa.
Ben, Beth, and Bradley serve in Yokohama, Japan at Yokohama International Baptist Church. Pastor Ben served at Valley Baptist Church from January 20014 to December 2015. During this time he and Beth felt a strong calling to serve in Japan. If you would like to learn more about Pastor Ben, you can follow him at his Expat Chaplain Blog. They are presently preparing to move to Japan in January 2016.