Valley Baptist Church in McMinnville, Oregon

Come visit a group of ordinary people who follow an extraordinary God. We seek to shine the light of Jesus by sharing the Gospel, strengthening believers, and serving people. We don’t know everything, but we know a God who does – and He has changed our lives!

What will you find at Valley Baptist Church?

Families, couples and individuals of all ages learning, worshiping, and serving Jesus together. Pastor Bobby and a team of mostly youth musicians lead us as we worship. You will see children and young people all over the building, most of them serving in our ministries. In the sermon time, the Bible is presented in a straight-forward manner, with practical application for all ages. Learn more about us here…

If you have a prayer request, you can share it with us and we’ll be glad to pray for you.

Come see us this Sunday! We have Bible study classes for all ages at 9:30 am and our worship service at 10:45 am!

Join us for worship and teaching from God’s Word. We are located at:

2631 NE McDonald Lane

McMinnville, Oregon 97128


Pastor Ronny Cooksey and his family

Originally from Texas, Ronny came to VBC in December of 2006. Prior to VBC, the Cookseys served as IMB missionaries to Japan for 10 years and he served churches in Texas for 7 years. He has degrees from Dallas Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Associate Pastor Bobby Johnson and his family

Originally from Georgia, Bobby came to VBC in 2004. Before arriving at VBC, Bobby served in college ministry. He has degrees from Valdosta State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

PJ has been serving as VBC’s Administrative Assistant since August 2017.


We believe the Bible is God’s Holy, inerrant Word and that it is our sole authority.

We believe in loving God, loving each other, and telling others.

We believe all humans are sinners and therefore in need of a satisfactory payment for their sins in order to know God and receive eternal life.

We believe that Jesus Christ, who is God, died on the Cross to pay for our sins and that anyone who will believe in Him and repent of their sins may inherit forgiveness of sins and eternal life.

For a more detailed list of our core beliefs, see the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

What to Expect

Hear the giggles of children. Listen to the chatter of youth. See the smiles of senior adults. Feel the warmth of a friendly group as you walk into our weekly gathering. We have a seat for you and a smile to go with it.

At Valley Baptist Church, you will encounter babies and parents, senior citizens and youth, children and adults all singing praises to God, listening to a Biblical, practical message, and enjoying each other’s company. Our singing is rich and full – a host of young people skillfully play – an orchestra, a piano, and often a rich-sounding organ. We want you to be able to sing along, not just watch a performance.

What about your children? We love children. No, really, we LOVE children. You will see tons of children and youth at VBC. You can worship with your children sitting right with you. Or, you can ask an usher for nursery volunteers to care for your child while you worship. Or, you can watch by video in a family room with other parents and children. Finally, nursing moms might want the quiet of our nursing mothers’ room. At VBC, we believe that since they are your precious children, we will let you decide where they should worship.

What should you wear? That’s up to you. You will see a few jeans, a few suits, and everything in-between.

After church, those who wish stay for a fellowship meal. Your first time you don’t need to worry about bringing anything; be our guest. We sit and talk and the young people play basketball, volleyball, ping pong, four square and much more. And if you don’t desire to stay for the meal, no problem at all.

We are real people who have found an amazing God. Come join in as we sing to Him and learn about Him together. We’re saving you a seat!