Valley Bible Church had its beginnings in the living room of Bob and Dianne Everett with several people meeting for prayer, Bible study and fellowship. In March of 1986 they began meeting in the downstairs floor of the Clocktower in the center of Warwick. The official church was incorporated with Orange County, NY in August of 1986, as the Warwick Valley Evangelical Free Church. The group met faithfully and grew spiritually and numerically with Bud Voreland leading the flock.
In 1987 they moved from the Clocktower to the then existing Baptist Church building on West Street where they stayed for several years. The attendance grew and they took on support for their first missionaries to Japan, Dan and Linda Rudd and their family. Several people attended the church and its programs over the next several years. The church was known for its fellowship and various outreach organizations; including, children’s programs on Wednesday evenings, prayer fellowship, men’s breakfasts, youth meetings, Vacation Bible School, Moms and Tots, and Sunday School. Active Sunday night meetings were enjoyed by those who attended.
Then again a big move came when the building on West Street was sold and we moved to our present building in 1999, renting from the Methodist church. We look forward to the day when the Lord leads us to building our own church building, but until then we are grateful for the “next steps” He has for us where we are located. In October 2007, we recognized God’s leading so far and our readiness for the future by adopting a new name, Valley Bible Church.
When the Methodist Church closed and sold their church building, we moved to the Park Avenue School in Warwick, NY in March of 2013. We currently meet every Sunday at 11:00AM.
Valley Bible Church is a community of people who come together to encounter the person of Jesus, trust the grace of Jesus, and share the love of Jesus.
Our Lord has richly blessed me with my bride of 40-plus years, Riaa; and He has blessed us with three children…one married and two recently engaged. He has also blessed me with the privilege of providing pulpit-supply preaching for a variety of churches in the NY / NJ area, as well as an opportunity to […]