Southwest Baptist Association Meeting

The meeting will be on May 18th at the SWBA office at 812 Cleveland St, Santa Clara. Our new Executive Director, Brother Steve Bellew will be our guest speaker. At 5 pm there will be a catered meal for everyone. The meeting will start at 6 pm. Please make it a priority to attend this special meeting

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.  

~ Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.~ 

Colossians 3:14 

Giving to Gila Valley Baptist Church

Gila Valley Baptist Church has set-up a new way for your convivence in giving your tithe/offering We recently made available, Giving to our church using is super easy! You now have many different ways to give your tithe/offering.

#1 - Give on our Church Website.

The recommended way to give is to go through your church's website. The green “Give” button can be found on our home page. (You have the option to “cover fees” with options 1-3.)

#2 - Give Online

If you're on a computer (or any device with an internet connection), you can easily give by heading to Once there, search for our church, and fill in the giving form.

#3 - Give in App

Want to give to our church using the convenience of your smartphone? No problem! Download the App from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android). Once you've downloaded the app, create an account or log in, locate our church, and tap "Give Now" to complete your gift!

#4 – Give by check or cash

Nothing has changed if you want to continue writing a personal check or tithe with cash. The offering plates will always be available and part of our service. supports system login using online banking credentials. This eliminates the use of the account and routing numbers and makes the donation process easier for users while assuring users that their financial details are secure as the platform itself is highly protected.

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.

If you have any questions, please see

Brenda or Tommye.

Gila Valley Baptist Church has an emergency prayer chain. You can activate the emergency prayer chain (Dial My Calls) 24 hours a day by contacting one of the following: Deanna at 535-2437; or Brenda at church: 535-2977, h. 535-2126; or Eddy at 535-2175.  You can contact us by using Messenger, GVBC Prayer Chain, or call anyone on the prayer chain. Requests will be prayed for and not spread without permission. No other information will be added to the prayer request. Prayer Warriors: Deanna, Brenda, Eddy, Mary, Janet, DaVonna, KayAnn, Judith, Sheree, John & Janice, and Dawna.

Father, help us turn to You with our burdens, trusting Your love and power to write a new story of healing and transformation. Amen

Through faith in Christ, God gives us a new identity through Jesus and a new family in His church. Commitment to the church is a non-negotiable part of Christian discipleship; by neglecting the church we will miss the great benefits and opportunities that come from being affiliated with and committed to God’s people. By Chris James

Jesus, You are the name above all names, our Savior and Lord. We lift our praise to You as we celebrate Your presence and power in our lives today. Amen

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AmazonSmile customers can now support Gila Valley Baptist Church in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

“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

Contact Information for Nathan:

Nathan Peterson, Pastor

402 Highway 211/PO Box 62

Gila, NM 88038

Church: 575-535-2977

Cell: 575-574-8170

Email: [email protected]

Welcome our New Members

Please welcome our newest members, Leigh Ann Weaver, Maci Weaver, Hunter Weaver, Barbara Allyn, and Jeanne Overstreet. We are thankful that God has directed your life's journey to the Gila Valley and our church. 

 We are blessed by you!

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 the 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 plates, please place your offering in the plates on the Lord’s Supper table or 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. 

The church library is open and available for anyone to use. New books, videos, and audiobooks are in the library. Check them out! If you have suggestions for material, get with JoDee or Jane. Also, if you have books/videos that you’re not using, please return them so someone else can check them out.

Business/Deacons 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, June 9th

Deacons meet the same night 

at 6:00 pm.

The following dates complete

the next quarter:

Wednesday, July 7th, and August 4th.

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

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.

May you be blessed

by the Lord,

Who made heaven

and earth.

Psalm 115:15 NKJV

~ What will you do to give people the opportunity to respond to the gospel? Pray God will use you, and that you will have the courage to answer His call. ~

The Power of a Praying Wife/Husband Books

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