Gila Valley Baptist Church is located on Highway 211 in Gila, New Mexico.

Our church is located directly across from the Gila Senior Center and Post Office.

We would like to invite you to any of our worship services, or fellowship events.

Nathan Peterson, Pastor

402 Highway 211/PO Box 62

Gila, NM 88038

Church: 575-535-2977

Cell: 575-574-8170

Email: [email protected]

Lord, thank You for Your grace and forgiveness and new beginnings.

No matter what lies in our past, when we confess our sin,

God forgives us and gives us a fresh start.

What great cause for hope!

God’s grace offers us fresh starts.

Everyone whose heart God had moved—prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. Ezra 1:5

Whether you're sitting in our church service, traveling during the summer, or confined to your home due to bad weather, you can give your offering securely when the time is right for you. 

Either use the "Give" button below or just open your personalized app on any device.

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Sunday School for all ages: 9:45 am 

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:00 am

(You are welcome to join us from your car in our parking lot, tune in to FM 107.9)

Sunday Evening Worship Service: 6:00 pm

The church Potluck Lunch will be held on Sunday, June 6th 

Empower the church to share the gospel,

 equip believers to grow in their faith, 

and encourage families to minister to their children.

Gila Valley Baptist is very excited to announce that God has called Nathan Peterson to be our pastor. Nathan preached in view of a call on Sunday​, March 7th, and was called by a unanimous vote. Nathan has been involved in ministry since 2007, most recently in Sherman, TX. We are very thankful for the calling on Nathan’s life and can’t wait to welcome Nathan, his wife Amanda, and sons Elliott and Kaydon to Gila Valley. Pastor Nathan’s first Sunday will be Easter Sunday, April 4th.

Men's Baking Competition

The annual competition was held during our church dinner on Sunday, May 2nd. A large number of men participated. The top 3 winners were Clay, Marvin, and Jason. Please congratulate the winners! Thank you to all the men that participated in the competition. 

“Everything God has allowed you to march through in life so far has been intended to mature your faith, fortify your principles, shape your character, and cement your allegiance to Him.”  Priscilla Shirer

 Y’all come back to church!  

Sunday School starts at 9:45 am, 

Sunday Morning Worship Service starts at 11:00 am, 

Evening Worship Service at 6:00 pm. 

We understand that some of you won’t feel comfortable returning to church gatherings just yet, and we stand by and respect your decision. You are welcome to join us from your car in our parking lot, tune in to FM 107.9.

Here are a few guidelines to follow:

•Please distance yourself six feet away from those that are not in your family.

•Please avoid physical contacts like handshaking and hugging.

•Our nursery is not open yet, please keep your kids with you at all times.

•We will not be passing the offering plate, please place your offering in the plates on the Lord’s Supper table or in the black box in the foyer.

•At your discretion you are welcome to join the Worship/Praise leaders in singing.

If you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person, please attend Drive-up church during the morning worship service at 107.9 FM or stay home. 

~ “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1~

Church Business  Meetings

All members are encouraged to attend the Business Meetings that are held on the first Wednesday after the first Sunday of the month.

Business meetings

begin at 7:00 pm.

The next meeting is on

Wednesday, June 9th.

Keep living for Him faithfully and waiting patiently for His plan.

Keep God First 

The highest form of prayer comes from the depths of a humble heart.

Congratulations Graduates!
We are Celebrating all the High School and College graduates and the amazing person He created in them. God has a great adventure planned for each of you! Congratulations!

Youth Group meets on Wednesday's starting at 6:30 PM at Gila Valley Baptist Church

in the Fellowship Hall.

All youth from 7-12 grade are invited!

Wednesday Youth Nights

6:30-8:00 PM

2021 2nd Semester

Tentative Schedule

May 12th-End of Year Party

*schedule is subject to change  

Our 180 Youth Group is once again meeting in person. We are so excited to be able to gather together again and learn more about and grow closer to God. Currently, we are meeting for Bible Study from 7:00-8:00 p.m. We hope to be back to our regular meetings very soon. During this time though, we are taking advantage of the YouVerson Bible App which has given us an opportunity to study together throughout the week and then discuss what we've studied at our bi-weekly meetings. On this app, we have been able to discuss together each day how God is speaking to us through his word and the study. This has been such a blessing to me, and I know others. Things may look different right now, but it is no surprise to God, and he is providing ways for us to connect even better than we did before. God is working, always working, and we are so thankful for his living word and the many ways we can study together. If you need more information about the app or our studies, please do not hesitate to ask. 


Find a person today and encourage them, whether they are in Christ or not. We are to be encouragers to all whom we meet. There is already enough discouragement in this world, so be a glass-half-full person and not a glass-half-empty. In fact, just be thankful you even have a glass!  

  (by Jack Wellman)

1 Thessalonians 5:11  “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

God’s priority is your ​heart.

5 Reasons Your Teen should attend

Youth Group:

1. Christ, He changes EVERYTHING!

2. Fellowship

3. Support

4. Prayer

5. Joy

Like any organization, a church needs a way to get in touch with its congregation quickly in the event of an emergency or just for a quicker, easier form of communication. Not everyone makes it to Sunday services to hear our announcements or read our bulletin. DialMyCalls can be used for numerous announcements and to specific groups within the church. Within just a few minutes our entire church family receives a message and becomes immediately informed. As announcements need to be made, will be used. If you have any questions, visit with Brenda.

Library News

 Did you know we have a church library with a wide variety of literature available for you and your family? There are books by popular Christian authors, books on spiritual growth, fiction books for kids, teens, and adults! Tons of movies with Christian values to share with the whole family. The Gila Valley Church wants you to Check out the Library! 

If you are interested in seeing something added to our collection please call the church at 535-2977. Jo Dee Birch is our new librarian, Jane Tibbs is our new assistant librarian.  

If you have books/videos that you’re not using, please return them so someone else can check it out.

~ Meditating on God’s Word requires focused, deliberate attention over a prolonged period of time on biblical teachings. Bible reading gives breadth. Bible study gives depth. Meditating on the Word gives perspective. ~

Lord, You do take our breath away with Your greatness. Thank You for reminding us of Your grandeur in Your world and in Your Word.

Gila Valley Baptist Church

P.O. Box 62

402 Highway 211

Gila, NM 88038