Valleyview Bible Church in Kamloops, British Columbia started in 1967 when three families from the South Abbotsford Mennonite Brethren Church moved into the Kamloops area for employment. They began weeknight Bible and prayer sessions and Sunday school classes were held in Marion Schilling School. In 1969, morning worship services began in the library of the small school with Norman Fehr as preacher. The British Columbia Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches Board of Church Extension heard of this group and decided to support the group.
In 1970 the church was formalized with the name Valleyview Bible Church and Jake and Esther Balzer were the first pastors. The church grew by drawing in people from the community. In 1974 the congregation held a dedication service in their new multi-purpose church building.
In 2010 the congregation's membership was 111 with an average weekly attendance of 150.
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. "Valleyview Bible Church." http://www.mbconf.ca/home/products_and_services/resources/published_genealogies/mb_provincial_conferences_and_church_congregation_records/british_columbia_archives/valleyview_bible_church_archives/ (accessed 29 November 2009).
Mennonite Brethren Herald (27 May 1988): 30; (12 July 2002): http://old.mbherald.com/41-13/personalia.html (accessed 29 November 2009); (21 March 2003): http://www.mbherald.com/42/04/personalia.en.html (accessed 29 November 2009).
Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies (Winnipeg, MB): Volume 369, microfilm 54.
Address: 2386 East Trans Canada Highway, Kamloops, BC V2C 4A8
Website: Valleyview Bible Church
Valleyview Bible Church Leading Ministers
Valleyview Bible Church Membership
|Author(s)||Richard D Thiessen|
|Date Published||November 2010|
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Thiessen, Richard D. "Valleyview Bible Church (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. November 2010. Web. 30 Jan 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Valleyview_Bible_Church_(Kamloops,_British_Columbia,_Canada)&oldid=103935.
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