Becoming the Kind of Worshipers the Father Seeks



The distinguishing mark of God’s people is that they would gather regularly to worship Him. The rest of the world may live life each week according to their own needs and preferences, but we aspire to create space that puts God first. God longs to manifest Himself to His people; He is looking for hungry and open people who come not to get, but to give.

We desire to embrace the scriptures as a rule of life and guide for this world. We study not to learn about God but to know Him, hear from Him, feel Him and enjoy Him. We exist to lead others in all-out, uncompromised worship of God.


From its humble beginnings, the school has consistently been about one thing: Valley Christian aims to impact the world for Christ through Christian education. We view Christian education as a means to love, equip, and send young people into the world with faith, wisdom, and a heart for service.

Valley Christian Schools is missional, serving both Christian and non-Christian students. Our students are on a journey as they explore God’s world, discover His ways, think on His design, and become the kind of worshipers the Father seeks: young men and women of faith.


Service is about sacrifice; it is not always convenient or easy. It is about commitment and requires dependability and responsibility. Serving is about relationship; it connects us to others by providing care, encouragement and hope.

We believe serving is a key ingredient in living a daily life of worship (honor and obedience) toward God. We have a God-provided conduit to hundreds of ways to serve those in need in our local cities and neighborhoods. What a beautiful relief from our own worries, ambitions and self-focus – to put our minds, hands and hearts in action for the benefit of others!


Church does not end with the Sunday service, but continues in the regular fellowship of our people. To become a strong community of faith, we create settings where we walk honestly with others.

Authentic biblical community involves the study of God’s word, a devotion to fellowship, engaging in worship and prayer, providing service and support for one another. Through our groups, we aspire to capture these sentiments; that through this fellowship, our stories become even more intertwined with His story.




Our worship will not be perfect. It will not always be pretty; but it will be real. We believe this is what the Father seeks.

Religion is a game of pretence, if not pretending. At Valley Christian, we want none of that. Rather than give into our fears, we lean into our faith. Rather than project a false reality of ourselves and our situation, we choose to be honest with God and with others. With all its imperfections and irregularities, we choose to make our current situation a place of worship.


Worship is divine tag. We chase after God and occasionally He slows down enough for us to catch up to Him.

Such moments are blissful, ecstatic, joy unspeakable and full of glory. God’s invasion of this world is not something we watch happen, but something we join with God in making happen. The invitation to draw near to God and be apart of Heaven’s building program on Earth is very real and very fulfilling.


Worship is both talking to God and listening to Him. What we have found, though, is what God says to us is so much more critical than what we can ever to say to Him.

Yes, we have much on our heart we want to say to God. Many pertinent issues we want to process before His throne of grace. Yet, we purposely and intentionally take each time each day to hear His whisper. To be still in His presence. To push out the noise of the distractions of this world. Why? Because His voice is our delight. His thoughts our inspiration. His ideas our joy.


History ends with a representative of worship from every tribe, every people and every culture glorifying God around His throne. The church exists to bring those moments to earth now.

Unity is an elusive thing. We all want to live it. But, in reality, few of us ever experience it. Why? Because there is a tendency to build our own kingdom, establish our own path and forge our own future. At Valley Christian, we view ourselves as collaborators, not competitors. We are merely one player on the team God has assembled. We see the bigger picture of what God wants to do in our Valley and we make decisions of what is best for the kingdom.

Meet The Team

Roger Valci

Lead Pastor

Tawni Garcia

Executive Pastor

Jimi Merrell

Senior Associate Pastor

Angela Bruggeman

Head of Schools

Larry Lopez

Lower Schools Principal

Amy Kerr

Preschool Director

Don Dickinson

Associate Pastor

Chris Rogers

Worship Pastor

Sara Rogers

Early Childhood Director

Tara Adams

Children's Ministry Pastor

Dave Matas

Student Ministry Pastor

Dani Lane

Creative Arts Director

Yesenia Dodson

Director of Human Resources

Crista Haar

Executive Assistant

Sandy Brunson

Office Manager