Gila Valley Baptist Church

Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints, Evangelizing the Sinner

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.

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

April 6, 2020

Dear Gila Valley Baptist Church Family and Friends,

The group limitations are now in effect until April 30th to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. We are sad to say that church services and all activities will be canceled the week of April 12th and April 19th. 

Our prayer is to have a healthy congregation. Please use this as an opportunity to find digital/technology alternatives to gathering to meet. That being said we will be canceling all of our church services and activities until further notice.

We will send out weekly information to our congregation. At this time, we can offer the church web-page,, and the church Facebook page. We also can reach everyone with the church announcements. 

Prayer requests or the need to talk with a deacon can be called into the church office or directly to one of the deacons listed here.

Church Deacons:

 Ray Dominguez 575-538-1176-home 535-2126

 Beau Jackson 575-535-4121

 Marvin Kartchner 575-535-2437

 Jerry Woodrow 575-535-2173

Church Contact Information:

Gila Valley Baptist Church

PO Box 62/402 Highway 211

Gila, NM  88038  

Church phone: 575-535-2977

Church office hours: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm (approximately)

Church email: [email protected]

This situation continues to develop, and we will do our best to communicate with you regularly and often about developments. Expect to hear more from us weekly. And by mid-week regarding weekend services and gatherings.

Thank you for your prayers, understanding, and patience,

Gila Valley Baptist Church Deacon’s 

Sunday Worship:

Sunday School for all ages: 9:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 11:00 am

Sunday Evening Worship Service: 6:00 pm 

Exalting the Savior,

Equipping the Saints,

Evangelizing the Sinner

A Church Potluck Lunch is held the first Sunday of each month unless otherwise noted. 

Canceled until we can resume church services.

immediately after the Morning Worship Service.

We'd love for you to attend!

Team Kids is canceled because the school is closed. Watch for more Team Kids news! 

Digital Sunday School Lessons

Both Lifeway and David C. Cook have given Sunday school teachers access to digital material to continue to teach your classes. Gospel Light: to download your spring curriculum, please visit and follow the instructions. LifeWay Kids: Each Friday, new Sunday School content will be available for kids and preschoolers, including video content, Kids and Preschool Activity sheets, and One Conversation Sheet. All parents will need to do is log in to Digital Pass, and the content will be available under the "Watch Now" section. There is no need to enter a redemption code. Lifeway Adult Bible Study Resources: LifeWay is providing free access to current Bible study content from Bible Studies for Life, Explore the Bible, and The Gospel Project to churches, groups, and families.

Youth Camp Information on the Information Page, second page. 

Gila Valley Baptist Church in Gila, New

Mexico is seeking a full-time pastor. We are a small, but very active, southern Baptist church with approximately one hundred members and very active children’s and youth ministries. Seminary attendance or training is preferred. Candidate should possess strong biblical theology, as well as, good organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Email resumes to:

[email protected]

Annie Armstrong

Offerings for the North American Missions have begun and continued throughout the month.

You can donate online at or mail your check to Gila Valley Baptist Church, PO Box 62, Gila, NM 88038.

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 on

Wednesday, April 6th is canceled.

Operation Christmas Child Year-Round /Purchasing 

& Packing Ideas

Savvy shoppers know that they can impact more children around the world for eternity by looking for shoebox items throughout the year. If you start purchasing items for the box in January, by November you have made a nice Christmas box. 

April items to buy for a box: Stuffed Animals

2020 Census Information

The census is available now. For people that get their mail delivered through a post office box…. you will not receive anything in the mail. You can self-respond on the web at and click “Start Questionnaire”. Then click on “If you do not have a Census ID, click here.” It takes minutes to complete! If you do not complete the online form, eventually a Census Taker will be at your home. See all the census details in the foyer or call 844-330-2020.  

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

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. 

The church library is open and available for anyone to use. No more than 5 people at a time in the library. Please maintain the 6-foot rule.

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

Keep God First 

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

Youth Group is canceled because the school closed.  Watch for more Youth Group news.

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

Starts at 6:00 PM

The 2020 Spring Youth Schedule 

Canceled --March 25th

Canceled- April 15th

Canceled -April 19th

Pending-May 7th-Senior Celebration 6:30 PM

Canceled-May 13th (end of year meeting)

**Schedule is subject to change  


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

Nursery Workers

If you would like to help in the nursery during the Morning Worship Service, please contact Sheree Richins, Deanna Kartchner or Dawna McCauley.

GVBC Facebook Page

Gila Valley has set-up a Facebook page to help get information out to all the members. The page will have administrators that will approve members and comments to the site.

You can search for the page under

Gila Valley Baptist Church or click the link under the Information/Links page above.

If you have any questions, please see

Brenda or Tommye.

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.

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