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

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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.

(With a account, you can give your offering/tithe without re-entering your giving information every time. Simply hit the QuickGive™ button to give in 1-click or the standard Give button that allows you to enter your offering amount and choose to cover card fees.  You can also setup auto-recurring giving! Recurring giving ensures you never miss a chance to give! Whether you give weekly, monthly, on the 1st and 15, or on some other schedule, makes it simple for you to set up your regular tithe that is automatically given.   If you haven’t already, download the app today!)

Sunday School for all ages: 9:45a 

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:00a

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

Sunday Evening Discipleship Service: 6:00p

Please join us on Sunday, November 7th,  

after church services for our Thanksgiving Church Potluck.

We make disciples by empowering the church to share the gospel, equipping believers to grow in their faith, 

and encouraging families to minister to their children.

Sunday School 


Morning Worship Service 


Evening Discipleship Service



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.

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. 

Mission New Mexico

Mission New Mexico is the work of Southern Baptists across the state who give to support various causes. These gifts comprise the annual Mission New Mexico State Missions Offering. It shares hope. It changes lives. The 2021 offering theme is “Living Hope.”  You can mail your offering to GVBC PO Box 62, Gila, NM 88038.  

Annual Women's Retreat 

It is time again for the SWBA Women's Retreat, time for women to relax, spend time with other women in the Word, lean into the Spirit, and have fun!  The event will be held at the Southwest Christian Center in Buckhorn on October 8-10. Pick-up a packet in the foyer to learn more and how to sign-up. 

~ “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, November 10th.

“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

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

 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.

Keep God First 

~ 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. ~

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

Operation Christmas Child-Online Option

We are so excited to offer the online "Build your Box" on our website! This page will help us exceed our box goal. Thank you for helping Gila Valley share Christmas Joy and the gospel around the world.

We will have boxes available at the church starting October 30th.

Collection Day will be November 21st.

Click this link to start building your box today!

New Mexico Baptist Children's Home

Fall Food Drive

Thank you to our generous and Amazing Church and Community

Thank you to our church, school, and COMMUNITY for the 1,138 food items to be donated to the NMBCH. At School, The Juniors & 5th grade classes won a Pizza party for being the most generous!

May 24, 1981, to May 24, 2021

Gila Valley Baptist Church began on Easter Sunday, April 17 1960 as a mission of the First Baptist Church of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Ten people joined together to form the mission group. Construction of the church began in 1979 with church members providing the labor and was debt-free upon completion. The new building was dedicated on May 24, 1981, and our congregation was constituted as a church.

Youth Group meets on Wednesday's 

starting at 6:00 PM at 

Gila Valley Baptist Church

in the Fellowship Hall.

All youth from 7-12 grade are invited!

Wednesday Youth Nights

6:00-8:00 PM

2021 Fall Semester

Tentative Schedule

October 27th

November 3rd (Tentative Special Fellowship)

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th – End of semester celebration

*schedule is subject to change  

Youth Group is off to a great start. We are currently studying Matthew 5, focusing on the beatitudes and applying the principles in God’s word to our lives. We are praying that a visit from Kolby King will be possible in November and look forward to how God will use his ministry to impact our group and community. We are also making plans for our 2nd quarter activity which will take place most likely in December. Watch for more details on both upcoming activities as they develop. It’s Fall Food Drive time and the youth group is once again challenging the classes at Cliff School to see which class can gather the most food for the NM Baptist Children’s Home. Winning class and teacher/sponsor will win a prize. Thank you to all who support and pray for our youth daily. 


5 Reasons Your Teen should attend

Youth Group:

1. Christ, He changes EVERYTHING!

2. Fellowship

3. Support

4. Prayer

5. Joy

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.

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

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