The mission statement of the VBC music ministry is “to teach and admonish the people of God in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, for the purpose of developing abandoned worshippers of God, knowing that if He be lifted up, He will draw all men to Himself.” There is a place for everyone in the music ministry, whether your gift is singing, playing an instrument, directing a children’s choir, or teaching music. If you are looking for a “family” with whom you can serve God, encourage God’s family and help direct the “seeker” to the Heart of God…WELCOME HOME!
Sing for Joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones! Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre. Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. (Ps. 33: 1-3)
Minister of Music
John holds a Music Education degree from John Brown University, Siloam Springs , Arkansas, a Master’s degree in Church Music from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, and a California Teachers Credential from Cal State Bakersfield. He has been a VBC staff member since April of 1997.
Minister of Music
Hector Jimenez, also known as “Mister”, is a musician who is passionate about worshiping God through music. He loved music at a very young age and carried that love to Cal Baptist University where he graduated with a degree in music. After ministering through music as a child, singing and playing hymns all though high school and leading worship through music at CBU, he is now serving with his wife Jessica here at Valley Baptist Church.
Assistant to Minister of Instrumental Music
Ruth has a degree in Elementary Education from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, but has spent most of her career as secretary to her husband John. She sings in the choir and has three grown children and three grandchildren.
Secretary to Minister of Music
Cyd has been active in the Music Ministry for many years. She sings with the Praise Choir, Praise Team, Praisingers, trio, New Day and leads worship in the Women’s Wednesday morning Bible Study. She and her husband Randy also serve at Living Stone Ministry, Valley’s Mexican Mission Church. She and Randy have three children and have been blessed with three grandchildren.
Bob and Cindy Orndorff
Children's Choir Coordinators
Bob and Cindy Orndorff are graduates of Cincinnati Bible College (now Cincinnati Christian University). Bob has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries with graduate work in Theology. His full-time employment is as a funeral preplanning counselor with a local funeral home and cemetery. Cindy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Church Music, majoring in vocal performance. Her full-time employment is as a music teacher at Stockdale Christian School, where she has served since 1995. They have lead Valley’s children’s choir ministry since 2002.
Student/College Worship Leader
Jake graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelors in Public Policy and Administration with a focus on Non-Profit Management. He is currently pursuing his Masters degree in Worship Studies through Liberty University. He recently married the most beautiful woman in the world. Few thought he could accomplish a feat such as this, but against the odds, Allyson said yes and they have been happily married since August 2011! He definitely married up. Jake loves Jesus, his wife, indie rock & roll, and vintage motorcycles (he's still trying to convince his wife to let him buy one :))