Our Story

Valley Community Church was originally planted in 1984 and has been in the Roanoke Rapids community for over 30 years. During that time, we have ministered to thousands of people in many different ways. From community gardens to professional-grade theater productions, our numerous outreaches demonstrate our creativity and love for our community. God has blessed us with so many different talents and abilities, and our goal is to use them to win hearts for Christ! We have planted two churches and have sent several missionaries to various places around the world, including the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. 

Pastor David Schmaltz, our lead pastor, moved to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina with his wife and five children in 2004 and has been serving in the ministry for more than 30 years. He has a fervent love of God and a genuine determination to lead people to Christ. His entire family serves with him in different ministries. His wife, Andrea, leads worship and the Fine Arts department. Meredith, his first-born daughter, is a singer/songwriter and about to release her first EP, serves as a coordinator for the kids' ministry, and leads on the worship team. All of Pastor David's children, Taylor, Elizabeth, Benjamin, and Andrew, serve in various ministries ranging from graphic design to performing arts. We are truly blessed to have Pastor David and his family here leading us!