FBCWVC Response to SBC Report on Sexual Abuse

We are a Southern Baptist church located in the heart of West Valley City.  As a body of believers, we love our community and strive to serve them through relevant Bible study, vibrant worship, and outreach events that demonstrate our care for the people we serve. Jesus loves West Valley City, and so do we.

What We Believe: We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith. We support the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message. We band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind.

As Baptists, we observe two ordinances:

  1. The Ordinance of Baptism — This church shall receive for baptism, any person who has received Jesus Christ as Savior by personal faith, who professes Him publicly at any worship service, and who indicates a commitment to follow Christ as Lord. Baptism obeys the Lord’s command for His followers to be baptized.
  2. The Ordinance of The Lord’s Supper — A symbolic act of obedience to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ and anticipate His second coming.

Our Affiliations and Connections: This church cooperates with and supports the Southern Baptist Convention, the Utah Idaho Southern Baptist Convention, and the Salt Lake Baptist Association.

Our History: This church was started as a mission of the Kearns Baptist Church in the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1959. It became a self-sustaining church the following year. Through the years, the church has started other new works as well as supported mission endeavors around the world. Our building has been constructed in four phases and a total of fourteen pastors have served the congregation.