Welcome to Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church has been ministering on the West Side of Colorado Springs since the 1950’s. The original building, which is now our Mission House, is across the street and the founding members met there for many years before moving into the building in which we are now in.
PVBC has a preschool that Suzie founded and has led since the 80’s and it has been a foundational ministry of our church all these years. Many on the West Side know of the church through this program that has seen many generations pass through it. Suzie has a heart for children and her own kids and now grandkids have attended the school. The preschool teaches the children about God in Christ and provides a cheaper place for working parents to leave their children and give them peace of mind they are being cared for by Godly people who care for their children.
Our original building where PVBC began, it is really just a house we call the Mission House, we give out food, clothing, shampoo, etc.. to those who are in need. This ministry has been a great blessing to us, not because we see conversions from this ministry, nor do those who come and receive free things show up to church, but rather those who serve and pass out food, clothing and other items feel the blessing of giving to those who can offer them nothing in return (Mt 6:3). Indeed, it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).
Our focus in all that we do is the Word of God. We believe the only way people can know God is through His Holy and inspired Word. The Word may be preached, read, sang, or come through simple conversation, but God has reveled His Word is the method in which people are saved (II Tim 4:2-4). Our aim is to teach, preach, sing, and proclaim the name of God who is Jesus Christ incarnate. The Holy Scriptures are God’s revelation of Himself to this world (II Tim 3:16-17), to know the Scriptures is to know God.
Our services are traditional in nature. We love the hymns but sing modern worship songs as well. The key element in a song is the message behind it. The objective to singing is to sing praises unto God for what he has accomplished in us and through us by way of the Cross. We are expository in preaching, meaning that we preach through a book in order to understand the entire book and its ultimate purpose for being written and inspired of God. We use the entire Bible to support what is being taught. Where the scripture in one book may not give us as much information as we would like, other parts of scripture may be more telling, so we harmonize the Bible. We believe that every word is inspired of God for our edification giving us the message of Christ from Genesis to Revelation. The OT points forward to Christ and the NT tells us what Christ has done and we eagerly await His return (Phil 3:20)!
We are not a large church but are laying the foundation of the prophets and apostles with Christ being our chief cornerstone (Eph 2:20). We are establishing ourselves as a church who seeks the face of God (I Chron 22:19) and live before the face of God (Coram Deo). The prophets told us over and over that God desires obedience not sacrifice (I Sam 15:22, Hosea 6:6, Amos 5:21-24, Jer 11:7-8). Our aim is to be obedient, not earning our way to heaven for no man is ever justified by works of the law (Gal 2:16) but rather showing the world what we believe by our works (Ja 2:18) as Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruit” (Mt 7:20).
Our aim is to please God in all that we do. We do this by obedience to His word, to one another and letting our light so shine before men they give glory to our Father in Heaven (Mt 5:16). We do not do this perfectly by any means, but it is our aim to please Him (II Cor 5:9). We do not have to condemn the world it is condemned already (Jn 3:18), but rather preach Christ crucified (I Cor 1:23) calling those out of darkness into His marvelous light (I Pt 2:9).