Missions

The purpose of Missions at Valley Bible Church is to fulfill the Great Commission given to us by Jesus Christ. We reach out to the unsaved beyond our local sphere of influence in an intentional way: 

  • By showing the love of Jesus Christ through ministering to human need
  • By assisting in church planting beyond our borders
  • By supporting those who are called to serve.
 
If you have a heart to serve on the Missions Team, please contact Carolee Villegas at (760) 739-0765.
 

 Our Missionaries

 
Rick & Jenny Benson
777 Ranch, Ferron, Utah
Rick & Jenny Benson – 777 Ranch, Ferron, Utah
 
Rick and Jenny Benson own and operate the Three Seven’s Ranch which is a working ranch and Christian camp designed to help young people develop a good work ethic and strong character, to provide quality horsemanship instruction for both kids and adults, and to offer programs to strengthen the family. The theme “using the outside of a horse to develop the inside of a man” describes much of the ranch program.  If you have never seen the Gospel taught while breaking a horse, you are in for a special treat when you watch Rick Benson work.  Three of their five adult children and their families work on the ranch with a fourth to return soon.  Here are some examples of activities held at the ranch: Mother/Daughter Retreat; Adult Horsemanship Extravaganza; Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Horsemanship Camp I and II.  For more information on this ministry, visit their website at 777ranch.org
 
 
Glenn & Patty Davis
Colombia
Glenn & Patty Davis – Santa Marta, Colombia
 
Glenn has been a missionary in Colombia for the past 20 years. He is currently pastoring a church in Santa Marta, Colombia which he founded in March 2005. He is the senior pastor and is teaching various bible classes to the men and youth of the church. Patricia is leading the women’s ministries, teaching, discipling and leading conferences for the women. They hope to have a daughter a church in the future. Daughter Candy is going to school in the U.S. and attends Valley Bible Church.
Tim & Linea Sandvall
AWANA Missionaries
San Diego and Imperial County.
 

This fall we had the privilege of helping to start 5 new clubs, (4 in San Diego & 1 in Imperial). It was exciting to be a part of helping churches see how Awana can be a part of their church’s ministry & purpose to help children come to know, love and serve Jesus.

We have had the chance to visit over 20 churches & clubs & get to know some of the leaders & clubbers in our area. Those visits have been a blessing to us & it is encouraging to hear stories from both leaders & commanders about families and lives that have been impacted and changed through the ministry.  In November we spent three days in Palm Desert with Awana missionaries from our PacWest team, (California, Nevada and Hawaii). It was time of debriefing from Summer & Fall training as well as a time of vision-casting & “how-to” brainstorming as we try to align our goals & desires with God’s will to reach boys & girls for eternity. The meetings concluded with a time of celebration with the Awana Lifeline ministry at the opening of their new offices in Santa Clarita. If you haven’t heard about this fantastic ministry take a look at Awana Lifeline.

Bob & Mary Nell Klein
CRU, GAiN
Columbia, Pennsylvania
Bob & Mary Nell Klein – CRU, GAiN, Columbia, Pennsylvania
 
Bob received Christ through the ministry of CRU at the age of 21 while attending physical therapy school at Ohio State University. He joined the staff two years later to work with the high school outreach of CRU (Student Venture). He and Mary Nell served together in youth ministry from 1992-2009 in California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, as well as two years overseas in East Asia. In 2009, God led them to transition to the humanitarian aid ministry of Cru, called Global Aid Network (GAiN). Bob acts as GAiN’s Expansion Coordinator for Disability Ministries and as head physical therapist during wheelchair distribution clinics.

Mary Nell is a licensed CPA. She first joined the CRU staff and worked with the high school. Valley Bible was her church home while she lived in the San Diego area. Currently Mary Nell is GAiN’s Corporate Accountant at their Logistics Center in Lancaster PA.

Mark & Carolyn Williams
Discipleship Journeys with Jesus
Vista, CA

Mark & Carolyn Williams – Discipleship Journeys with Jesus, Vista, CA

Dr. Mark Alan Williams was the founding pastor for two church plants, including New Hope Church which merged with Valley Bible. He has been the mother church or partner church pastor for five other church plants and has served as a denominational church planting director. Mark is the author of three books on church planting. In 1998 Mark joined Dynamic Church Planting International and served as Vice President. In September 2016, Mark started a new ministry called Discipleship Journeys with Jesus. Mark has trained leaders on every inhabited continent of the world and countries as diverse as Pakistan, Siberia, Egypt, Peru, The Congo, Australia, Ethiopia, Italy, Nepal, Myanmar, Australia, Colombia and others. In 2003 he received the Penny Penhollow Award for Excellence in Mentoring Church Planters. In 2010 he was chosen as the Moody Bible Institute Alumnus of the Year. You can learn more about DJJ’s ministry by visiting their website at Discipleship Journeys with Jesus.
Jim and Tessie Wroth
World Venture
East Asia
Jim and Tessie Wroth – World Venture, East Asia
 
Jim & Tessie met while attending Talbot School of Theology. They had both grown up in non-believing families, coming to Christ during college—on opposite sides of the globe. As they saw God drawing them together, they also saw Him calling them to bring their light where it might shine brightest, in Tessie’s native land in East Asia. Having learned the language during their first term there, He and Tessie are conducting and facilitating training to help local fellowships. They and their four children are grateful to live in such a strategic place at such a crucial time.