If you are new to the Northeast Arkansas area, planning to visit the area or looking for a church home, we invite you to visit us at Valley View Church of Christ. You will find an open warm welcome here. If you are looking for a church home you will find a loving family that would love for you to be a part of it. We are a large church with a small family feel.
There are two Sunday morning services 7:45 and 10:00. The 7:45 worship has around 100 members that attend. The 10:00 service is larger with around 450 in attendance. There are classes for every age group from newborn to adult at 9:00. We meet again on Sunday Evening at 5:30. During that time there is a Children’s Bible Hour for 3 year olds up to second grade. Faithful Bible Investigators (FBI) also meets at 5:30 . This class is for 3rd through 6th grade.
Whether you are looking for a church to visit or a church to call home the Valley View Church of Christ has a family waiting to welcome you.
The Valley View Church of Christ was established on June 6, 2004. The first meeting place was located in the old Knights of Columbus building at 1903 Keller’s Chapel Road.
In December 2003 the elders at the Nettleton church of Christ initiated a process to investigate the possibility of locating property south of the Joe Martin Expressway to begin a new congregation. On January 4, 2004, in an elder/deacon’s meeting, the elders asked if any of the current elders and deacons were ready to actively lead the effort and become a part of a new congregation. Two (2) deacons, Danny Wallis and Terry Smith volunteered. Later, two other deacons (Gail Holder and Wesley Rothe) and Randy Simpkins became directly involved in the initial phases of forming the congregation. Early on, the Nettleton elders agreed to help with the purchase of a piece of property and to support the new congregation financially until it could be self-supporting. The new congregation became self-supporting within the first month or two of operations. In March of 2004, these men met with David Gibson to discuss his serving as minister. David accepted the challenge and began his work in early April. Throughout April and May there were many volunteers who helped paint, clean and prepare the rented facility for the first service. The first service was conducted on June 6, 2004 with 172 present.
As the rented facility was quickly being outgrown, plans were being made to buy land in the Valley View area to construct a new building. Property was purchased at 4500 Southwest Drive. A building committee was established and construction began on the new facility in November 2005. Prior to leaving the rented facility the church had a meeting with Eddie Cloer. Seven (7) elders were appointed: Bill Alumbaugh, Bill Harris, Wesley Rothe, Terry Smith, Lindel Turner, Danny Wallis and Cecil Wilkerson. At the same time the church appointed eighteen (18) deacons to assist in various ministries.
The long anticipated wait of a new facility came to an end October 1, 2006 when the first service was held in the new building with 1107 in attendance. David Gibson became the full time minister while Jean Harris and Martha Rampey joined the staff as secretaries.
Michael Meredith became the Associate Minister with an emphasis on youth and family ministry. His first Sunday as Associate Minister was May 20, 2007.
During 2009, the Valley View Church of Christ added to their staff. Charlotte Swann was hired as a Children’s Coordinator on a part-time basis at the beginning of the summer. She continues to work with our Pre-school and Elementary aged children, and has now become the full-time Children’s Coordinator. After a long and effective tenure, David Gibson resigned in 2011 to pursue Evangelism Ministry. In early 2012 Kerry Williams became the Preaching/Lead Minister, Michael Meredith transitioned into the Family Life/Visitation Minister role, as Cabot Huffstutter became our Youth Minister. The church has grown rapidly and is presently averaging over 660 in attendance each Sunday morning.
In our short history, we have benefited from the able preaching of great gospel preachers like: Jimmy Allen, G.W. Allison, Eddie Cloer, John Gibson, Ted Knight, John Simpson, Terry Thompson, Art Smith, Don Smith, Harvey Starling, Ralph Wallis, Bill Wheeler, Steve Reeves and Keith Parker.