A passion to teach the truth of the Bible shapes the ministry of Vallejo Bible Church.
We pursue three simple objectives to accomplish this purpose:
Strengthen Christians in their faith: God intends that Christians grow spiritually through the teaching, encouragement, prayers, and true friendship of others. VBC is a place where followers of Christ receive all of these benefits.
Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others: The Good News of Jesus is the core of our ministry because He is the solution to everyone's greatest need. We work together actively to introduce others to the Lord Jesus.
Extend the impact of our message around the world: We have a global vision for our ministry and support the work of establishing new churches in our region and throughout the world.
Vallejo Bible Church is a member of IFCA International, a fellowship of churches and Christian workers committed to biblical ministry.
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is fully inspired and without error in the original writings. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man, and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy spirit is convicting the world of its sin and guilt. He regenerates sinners, and progressively transforms them as genuine believers more and more into the image of Jesus. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service and gives gifts for the building up of the body of Christ, the church.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – who are equal in being, nature, power, and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death. As a result, all are separated from God by their sin and are hopeless apart from the salvation found in Christ alone.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, and died as a substitute for sinners, was buried and rose from the dead after 3 days. Today He is alive and seated at the right hand of His Father acting on our behalf.
Salvation is a free gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.
Return of Christ
We believe in the personal, physical, and premillennial return of Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living.
Years ago as the sun shone on the brown hills and blue waves of San Pablo Bay, Mexican Commandant Mariano G. Vallejo rode horseback throughout his enormous rancho. Could he have sensed that God would use his land for His purposes? Did he know that a Light brighter than the sun would shine in the lives of many people who would come to live on these hills and valleys?
Vallejo’s Mexican land grants stretched all the way from the border of Mendocino County to the Carquinez Straits. These became the familiar counties and cities we know such as Petaluma, Sonoma, Soscol Boulevard, Napa, Mare Island, Vallejo, Benicia, Cordelia, Suisun, Fairfield, Rancho Solano, Green Valley and other areas of this region. Eventually John B. Frisbie married General Vallejo’s daughter, Epifania, and became the founder of Vallejo and donor of many parcels of land for churches, a school, the city park, a bank, and was instrumental in convincing the government to purchase Mare Island as a naval base. The corner of Marin and Carolina Streets was donated by Frisbie for a church which became the spot of the First Presbyterian Church—well known for its tall spire and beautiful stained-glass windows.
Across the street on the corner of Marin (where the large former Post Office stands), was the Victorian home and office of Vallejo’s first female physician, Dr. Rachel Lain, in the late 1890s. She was a Christian and attended the Methodist church on Vir-ginia Street. Directly across the street from her was a busy beer brewery. A church, a medical clinic, a brewery, scattered stores, homes and apartments all surrounded this familiar corner on the outskirts of downtown. As time went on, buildings and businesses changed, and by 1920 the Presbyterian church decided to construct a new building on the same site. They knocked down the wooden church and built the present-day tan building with its two towers, placing the historic windows into the modern design.