Our roots at Valley Center Community Church stretch back to 1885 right here in Valley Center. Joseph and Hannah Sherrard founded Sherrard’s Chapel—a place for God’s people to worship in this small rural community. Even today, that quaint chapel stands adjacent to the cemetery on Miller Road, a testament to our humble beginnings.
As our congregation outgrew the small chapel, we found ourselves worshipping at what is now the Community Center on Lilac Road. In 1946, we achieved a milestone by securing a larger worship space—an old Marine Chapel building relocated to Valley Center Road. The 1970s witnessed the expansion of our facilities to accommodate our growing church family, anticipating the eventual move to our permanent location.
Fast forward to September 2022, a momentous chapter for us at Valley Center Community Church. The completion of our Worship Center, situated on property we’ve owned for over two decades, became our new home. Adjacent to this center is the Children’s, Education & Administration Building, expanding our ability to minister to one another.
Throughout the years, Valley Center Community Church has built a reputation for exalting God and celebrating the work of Christ. We are anchored in a high view of Scripture, a culture of mutual ministry, and a deep love for our community.
We are blessed to be led by a group of six elders, five of whom serve as full-time pastors, and supported by a growing number of deacons, office staff, and over a hundred volunteers. Valley Center Community Church remains steadfast in its mission to glorify God by being and making disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ.