On September 12, 1993, a handful of adults and children gathered under an oak tree at Valley Forge National Park with the desire to be part of a church community that would reach the area with the good news of Jesus Christ. A few days after that first gathering, God dramatically provided a facility for the group to use, rent free!
For the next two and one-half years the group, known as the Philadelphia Seeker Project, met every Saturday night for worship at the Barn on the campus of the Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene.
In February 1996, the Philadelphia Seeker Project moved its meeting place to the gymnasium of the Audubon YMCA and formed Valley View Community Church.
The name of the church tells our story:
- Valley recalls the oak tree at Valley Forge National Park where the church first met.
- View is a reminder of how God provided the first meeting place at the Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene.
- Community reflects the church’s mission to be a community of grace impacting our world through life in Jesus.
- Church is the people of Valley View, not a building, organization, or institution.
In March 2004, God miraculously provided again – this time, with the seven-acre Sunnyside property in Audubon, free of charge!
After more than three years of property development the church moved its worship gatherings to Sunnyside in August 2007 where it continues to meet today.
From an oak tree...to a barn...to a gym...to Sunnyside...God has provided for Valley View every step of the way.
To learn more about us, read the complete history of Valley View.