Our Vision is to introduce people in our community to Jesus ,in culturally relevant, creative, credible, and caring ways; to allow them time to consider the claims of Christ while gently and deliberately calling them to radical discipleship; to train, equip, and provide those who become disciples with opportunities for spiritual growth, true worship, personal outreach, practical service and caring ministries so that each person might become the fruitful and fulfilled, fully-devoted follower that God designed him/her to be; to be a catalyst for church planting locally, regionally, nationally, and globally; our vision is to do it all with excellence to the glory of God.
Pastor Terry, his wife Debbie, and their three kids joined Pleasant Valley Church in December of 2012. Terry has a degree in Political Science from York University and a Master’s of Divinity degree in pastoral studies from Tyndale Seminary. He has a wealth of ministry experience from being a children’s pastor, youth pastor, counsellor, interim pastor, church planter and senior pastor. Terry loves to help people, wherever they are in their relationship to God, take steps closer to God. He dislikes tomatoes and cats and loves outer space and Doritos. Terry’s life verse is Isaiah 41:10
Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of qualified men who serve in loving and leading our Church. Working in cooperation with our Senior Pastor, they set the direction, doctrinal decisions, and carry the overall authority, under Jesus, for the Church.
Our Ministry Leaders
Our different ministry areas are led by ministry leaders who then lead their teams. Our current primary ministry areas include Children’s ministry, Student (Jr.High and Sr.High) ministry, Life Group ministry, and Worship ministry. Please contact the church office to personally contact one of these ministry leaders.
33 Diana Ave., Brantford (Salvation Army Building)
Services on Sundays from 9-10am.
Livestreamed services with live chat starts at 8:45 at pleasantvalleybrantford.online.church.
What We Believe
1. Concerning the Bible
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all
matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.
2. Concerning God
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
3. Concerning The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.
4. Concerning the Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces us of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; who regenerates, sanctifies, indwells, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus’ followers (those who had put their faith in Jesus as their Forgiver and Leader) on the day of Pentecost, fulfilling John the Baptist’s announcement of the Spirit coming, and the promise of Jesus to send His Spirit to
empower His followers to witness. The Holy Spirit baptized all of Jesus’ followers into one body, which was the formation of the church, His body. We also believe that all who accept Jesus to be their forgiver and Leader are immediately born of the Spirit, baptized by and into the Spirit, and sealed by the Spirit into the body of Christ. There is only one baptism of the Spirit but followers of Jesus are to be filled daily by the Spirit as they obey the Spirit’s direction in their lives.
5. Concerning Satan
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.
6. Concerning Man
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
7. Concerning Salvation
We believe every person needs to be restored to life with God. Salvation is a gift from God graciously offered to humanity. It cannot be earned by any human effort. To receive this gift a person must repent, which involves turning from one’s own way to God’s way, and place his/her faith in the person and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. By placing one’s own faith in Jesus Christ a person becomes a child of God and begins a new, eternally secure relationship with God. Salvation will be evidenced by a changed life.
8. Concerning Future Things
We believe in the personal, bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.
9. Concerning the Local Church
We believe a church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus Christ, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the church. We believe that its officers are elders (pastors) and deacons.
10. Concerning Ordinances
We believe that there are only two ordinances for the church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:
1. Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Matthew 28:18-20
2. The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-24
11. Concerning Church and State
We believe in the entire separation of church and state.
12. Concerning Religious Liberty
We believe in religious liberty; that every man has the right to practice and propagate his beliefs.
13. Concerning Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.
What We Value
- We believe that lost people matter to God, and therefore, ought to matter to us.
- We believe that Pleasant Valley Church should operate as a unified community of servants stewarding their spiritual gifts, their natural abilities, their time and their money.
- We believe that excellence honours God and inspires people.
- We believe that full devotion to Christ and His cause is normal for every believer.
- We believe that healthy churches are reproducing churches.
- We believe that love for people and for Christ is a bottom line essential for every believer.
- We believe that truth, love, openness, accountability, forgiveness and acceptance provide the foundation upon which true community is experienced.
- We believe that prayer is vital to Christian life and service.
- We believe that life-change happens best in Christian fellowship.
- We believe that biblical teaching is the catalyst for transformation in individual’s lives and in the church.