GVCC Office Hours Tues & Thur 9 - 5, Wed 1 - 5 and Fri 9 - 3
Closed from Noon - 1
Love God. Love People.
We want to meet everyone right where they are with messages that deal with everyday challenges, hopes, and heartbreaks. We believe God is present in all things, at all times.
Green Valley Community Church started in 1930 as a community outreach church. The church went through many seasons of growth and retreat over the years. In 1994, Ken Burkey, as Senior Pastor, gathered the small staff of GVCC together and prayed that God would help them use up every inch of our facilities in service to people. Ken also shared a fresh vision for accomplishing that goal and reaching the community through the Ephesians 4 model of ministry – ministry based on all the gifts of all the people in the church and not just on the abilities of one pastor. This biblical team concept, coupled with a sincere compassion for the lost, sparked a renewed passion for our community.
To Love God, Love People; to Serve our Community and our World.
We will effectively communicate a relevant, uncompromising, biblical message to every unique generation and enthusiastically give our resources, experiences and strengths to train and encourage those people intent upon making a difference in our world.
…is a Dream that God Loves
The GVCC dream is a dream where those who are hurting, hopeless, discouraged, frustrated, or confused can find love, acceptance, guidance, hope, encouragement, and forgiveness.
It is a dream of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with tens of thousands of residents in El Dorado and Sacramento counties and beyond to the world.
It is a dream of thousands of members growing together in spiritual maturity through learning together, serving together, loving together, laughing together, and giving together.
It is a dream where our love for one another would attract people to Christ.
It is a dream where people will look at GVCC and say, “Wow, church is a good thing!”
It is a dream where every person uses their time, talents, passions, and resources for God’s purposes so that we honor God by giving Him our all, by giving Him our best.
It is a dream where we continually reach back to invest in a new generation of children and youth who are our future leaders. It is where we look beneath the surface of their lives and see God’s gifts and potential in them.
It is a dream where we will serve the poor, take care of the sick, and love those who have walked down the wrong paths of life because that is where you actually meet Christ.
It is a dream that we will keep simple. LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE. And we will allow no other issues to get in our way.
It is a dream where we will constantly put ourselves in situations where we can’t do it ourselves, so that we will have to trust God and see him do amazing things.
It is a dream where God says, “You make yourself FULLY available to me—fully available in your worship, talents, passions and resources. Fully available to love one another, forgive one another, and serve one another. You make yourself fully, wholly, unconditionally, unreservedly, unashamedly available to me, and I will blow your socks off with the miracles that I want to do.” God says today, “Dreams do come true!”
Our leadership team is passionate about people and maintains a desire to fully engage the church to live a focused, Christ-centered life. Additionally, they are supported by the spiritual support of the Board of Elders. Together, they bring years of wisdom, guidance and character to our community.
Jim Botts comes to GVCC with extensive experience as a Senior Pastor, Church Planter and Missional Leader in churches ranging from several hundred to several thousand. Jim is known for his engaging communication style, passion for mission multiplication through the local church, and unique ability to help everyday people find AND follow Jesus. Jim and his wife Rose have three adult boys and three grandsons. Jim is also a current PhD student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield IL specializing in the area of God’s mission in the world.
Tim moved from Concord to Diamond Springs in 1968 when he was ten years old. Green Valley Community Church has always been his church home except for times he lived out of the area. Tim has a Masters Degree from Sacramento State and has been married to his wife Gail since 1983. They have three beautiful daughters, Lori, Christy, and Jenny. He loves being with his wife and family and watching stuff grow.
Student Ministries/Teaching Pastor
Tim serves in youth ministry at Green Valley and has been involved with students for more than 20 years. He brings valuable perspective and a passion for the church to each of his messages. He and his beautiful wife, Jamie, have two children, Claire and Jackson.
Tim grew up in southern California and graduated from Azusa Pacific University.
Creative Arts Director
Attending and serving at Green Valley for 20 years now, Kristie has been part of our staff since 2008. She is passionate about using the arts to inspire people toward God's purpose for their life. She works with teams to plan church services as well as the GV Christmas Musical.
Married for 20 years to her wonderful husband Bill, the Sheble’s have three amazing children; Sophia, Aidan, and Oliver. They love serving together as a family. Kristie enjoys plugging people into their passions. She marvels at what God Can do through people; far beyond the results they ever thought possible. She enjoys telling these stories through Music, Drama, and Technical Arts
Production DirectorOperations and Communications Director
Tara is married to her husband, Jamey and they have one son, Jonathan. Tara grew up in El Dorado County and graduated from Western Baptist College (now Corban College).
Tara loves the local church with all her heart and believes it should be a safe place for people to encounter God, experience changed hearts and have those same hearts broken for the injustices of this world. There is no other cause that she is more excited about giving her life to.
As part of our staff since 1997, Nicole loves problem solving and breaking down barriers which keep people from Christ. Nearly 20 years ago, God drew her enthusiasm to children's ministry where she served in leadership for many years. Since returning in 2012 from a year in Niger, West Africa, she's had opportunity to use her strengths in church Operations and Communications. Passionate about family - an ever supportive husband, Rich and three amazing boys, Caleb, Gavin and Finley - she believes nothing is more important than God's great love and grace.