About Us

Valley Creek is where unique individuals come together, whether in person or online, to receive and release hope in all areas of life. We are a Jesus-focused, Spirit-filled, and Life-giving church bringing hope to the city and beyond!

OUr Values

Vision is what we do; culture is who we are. Our culture is shaped by our values, but these are not just Valley Creek values – they are kingdom values. Below are ten kingdom values that are the heartbeat of who we are as a church.

OUr Strategy

We’re all about raising up generations of hope carriers by helping people take the next step on their journey with Jesus.

No matter who you are or where you’re from, we believe there is hope for you! Hope is not an emotion, it’s not a feeling, it’s not wishful thinking – hope is a person, and His name is Jesus. We’ve created experiences at all our campuses for you to discover hope (Jesus) for yourself. Everything we do, from our parking lot to worship center seats, is to help you discover who you are, who God is, and what you are created to do.

We believe in and love the next generation, and we have amazing experiences for your kids no matter what age they are. Every Sunday, we have awesome in-person and online experiences for kids, infants through incoming fifth grade, to help them have fun and discover Jesus!

Because you have hope, you can change the world around you – your friends, your family, your school, and everyone you meet. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow; you can change your world today. Valley Creek Students is a place where you can discover Jesus, find friendship, and change your world. If you’re in 6-12 grade, we believe that you are the next generation of hope carriers being raised up to be everything God created you to be.

Every great move of God has had young adults at its epicenter, and we believe this generation has the potential to be the most influential generation the world has ever seen. We have some unique opportunities to help you find authentic friendships and become everything God has created you to be.

We do five things

We believe simple is better, so we do five things across all our campuses.

Weekend Experiences

Every weekend, we gather together to experience and encounter the presence of God. This is where we meet with God, teach His word, and minister to each other.


Circles are three or more people that meet consistently to discuss the weekend message, engage the Scriptures, and pray together.

Serve Teams

Serve teams are where you can use your gifts to make a difference in the lives of others, both in our church and in our city.

Leadership Development

You were created to be a kingdom leader, and we have some great opportunities to help you become everything God created you to be.


Activate your faith through books, messages, video clips, kids media, student videos, articles, courses, and inspiring content wherever you are.

Our leadership

From the very beginning, we’ve always had a heart for shared leadership. We’ve never been built on the gifts, passions, or talents of a few, but on the sacrifices of the many. Shared leadership simply means people come together and submit their lives to a common vision for an exponential return. This is reflected in the leadership of our church: we are elder-governed, pastor-led, staff-run, and church-owned.

John Stickl

Lead Pastor

Pastor John is our lead pastor, lead communicator, and lead introvert. In 2010, he became the lead pastor of Valley Creek and has led us through many different seasons to genuinely becoming a Jesus-focused, Spirit-filled, and Life-giving church. In 2017, he wrote and released Follow the Cloud, a story of how our church learned to hear God’s voice one next step at a time. Pastor John, his wife, Colleen, and their kids love Valley Creek and are leading the way in raising up generations of hope carriers!

Executive Team

(from left to right)
Brad Lanham

Executive Pastor of Operations

Dave Scriven

Next Gen Pastor

Becca Reynolds

Executive Pastor

Ben Moreno

Associate Pastor

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