I love our church! The opportunities here at Valley Christian are immense.
You want Christian education for your family…we have Valley Christian Schools
You want service…we got CityServe of the Tri-valley
You real community…we have over a hundred House Churches
You want help with that vice that is beating you down…we have Celebrate Recovery
You want a challenge…join our Prison ministry
You want something for your kids…we have fantastic children and youth ministries
Burdened for our public schools…join one of our Kids Clubs
You want to learn the Bible…we have Jesus 365
And this Sunday morning and evening is a treat. I love learning and I am personally bothered that best Christian teaching is inaccessible to most people in a church pew. That it takes a lot of money and perhaps the a relocation to find access to the gold mine of ideas and truth in higher education. So it is with great delight that I welcome to the pulpit at Valley Christian, Dr. Mark Strauss.
Mark Lehman Strauss is an American biblical scholar and professor of the New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego, which is part of Bethel University, Minnesota. His areas of expertise include New Testament Gospels and Bible translation. Strauss earned his B.A. from Westmont College, his M.Div and Th.M. from Talbot School of Theology, and his Ph.D. in New Testament from University of Aberdeen. Prior to joining the faculty at Bethel Seminary in 1993, Strauss taught at Biola University, Christian Heritage College, and Talbot School of Theology. He has also served on the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version since 2005. Dr. Strauss is married to his wife Roxanne; together they have three children.