No matter where you have been or what you are going through.
No matter if you are looking for a place to stay or just passing through.
No matter if you come poor or rich, broken or well, hurting
or healed, you are welcome here.
We believe this is the welcome of Jesus.
A community learning to love like Jesus, live by the Spirit, and participate in God’s work in the world.
Love Like Jesus
Dedicated to serving alongside our community
Creatively welcoming our community into our space
Caring for the poor, widowed, orphaned, and the “other” among us
Discipleship and teaching that reflects the heart of Jesus
Live by the Spirit
Engaging in Spirit-led worship and gatherings
Discerning and following the way the Spirit is at work among us
Learning to live by the power that the Spirit has given us
Actively participating in spiritual disciplines like prayer, study, and fasting
Participate in God’s Work in the World
Serving alongside organizations that are already serving our community
Embracing our role as participants in God’s Kingdom above kingdoms of the World
Seeking out God’s work and mission for us as the people of God
Remaining dedicated to worshipping God with our lives and actions
Valley Church was established September 7, 1997 by five families that had a vision to start a church in the Burton, Mich. area.
We began meeting at Atherton High School
in Burton, then we moved next door to Valley Christian Academy where we met in the gym for 10 years.
In 2009, we were blessed to move into the building that is occupied now. God has been gracious in blessing this ministry and continues to work day in and day out.
One of our first services at Atherton High School
Sunday services at Valley are aimed at learning something about what it means to be followers of Jesus, making space to encounter the Spirit, and offer glory to God through our lives and actions. A typical service includes instrumental and vocal worship lead by our talented and dedicated worship team, preaching or teaching rooted in the Word, Scripture readings, prayer, and a time of welcome around Jesus' table. We may also take a Sunday to serve together, engaging additional spiritual disciplines, sharing testimony, or trying out new and valuable ways to worship. Our services are streamed live via our You Tube channel at 11 a.m. every Sunday. If you are unable to join us live, the streamed videos are made available to watch at any time. Subscribing to our channel allows you to be notified when we go live or when a video is added.
Our nursery is available for ages 0-3 during services and Kids Club, ages 4-11, meets for worship, a lesson, and craft during the sermon.
Cole serves as pastor and is a founding member at Valley serving as a pastor since 2016. His primary roles at Valley are coordinating and facilitating congregational worship and programming and engaging the community. Cole has a master of religious education in missional leadership from Rochester University. He and his wife, Kalita, with their two daughters, live in Flint, Mich. They are committed to God's work being carried out at Valley and the surrounding areas.
Grace serves as our Ministry Intern and is a member of our worship team. She has been a member at Valley since 2008. Recently, Grace graduated with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Christian Ministry and Social Entrepreneurship from Rochester University and will use her knowledge to help lead & develop our children, teen, and young adult ministries. In addition, she will be adding to our ongoing community engagement work.
David serves as shepherd and is a member of our worship team. He and his wife Alisa have been members at Valley since 2008. They have four daughters, three sons-in-law, and five grandchildren. David is a professor in the science department at Rochester University where he serves as the Science and Mathematics Department Chair. He wishes to know Jesus better and to point others to Him.
Blake serves as shepherd, teacher, and is a member of our worship team. He and his wife Rebekah are founding members of Valley. They have six children; three daughters and three sons. He serves as manager of the North America Infrastructure team for Tata Consultancy Services supporting a large agriculture customer. His life goal is to grow with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength in wisdom, stature, favor with GOD and man.
A Shepherd at Valley serves by caring for, protecting, nourishing, and providing leadership to those who participate as a part of this body of believers here at Valley. Other common terms describing the role in scripture include overseer, elder, bishop, and pastor.