Who We Are

Our Mission

Pine Valley Baptist Church is a local congregation of baptized believers attempting to fulfill the great commission (Mt. 28:18-20) and the great commandment (Mt. 22:36-40) beginning in the Wilmington area and stretching around the world.

The Great Commandment

36 “Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the greatest and most important command. 39 The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”  Matthew 22

The Great Commission

18 Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28

This purpose is summed up in the statement,

“Doing Great Things”.

our core beliefs

  • The Bible is God’s perfect revelation of His truth and self. It is perfect, authoritative, and sufficient.

  • God exists in the persons of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • Every human being is created in the image of God and deserving of dignity, respect, and love. However, all humanity has been separated from God because of sin and stands in need of rescue.

  • Jesus Christ, the second person of the Trinity, has accomplished everything necessary to redeem us from sin, bestow upon us His own righteousness, and welcome us into the family of God through His life, death, and resurrection.

  • Salvation is gifted to all who believe and trust in the work of Jesus for salvation. It is not earned.

  • The Church is composed of people who have trusted Christ as savior and thereby have been born into God’s family. The Church has been granted the responsibility and privilege of carrying the good news of salvation to the ends of the earth. Every member has a gift and responsibility to make this happen.

  • Jesus will one day return to gather His Church to be with Him forever. Because of this we know time is limited and our work urgent.

Our Leadership


Carla Arnett

Financial Director


Laura York

Administrative Assistant


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Lynwood Nixon

Facilities Director


Ann Turkal

Preschool Director



Bryan Blackwell


Scott York

Associate Pastor,

Worship Director



Anna Worley

Children's Director



Brad Lavoie

Associate Pastor of Students


Want to join the church

and become a member?

Download our PVBC Member Packet to read about what we believe and why membership is important in our church.  Feel free to contact the church office with any questions or to set up a time to meet with Pastor Bryan!

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