Our Staff

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Senior Pastor - Bro. Mark Powell

Family:  God has graciously blessed me with a wonderful and loving family!  I am married to Tricia and we have three boys:  Ethan, Aaron, and Caleb.  Tricia is originally from Brandenburg and I grew up in south Louisville.

How Do I Relax & Have Fun:  I love to read...which I know doesn't exactly scream "fun" to most people, but I do enjoy it!  I also enjoy listening to music, watching sports, and occasionally going to the movies.

Favorite Music:  There is no way I could list all my favorite music here!  I grew up in the 80's, so most of the stuff I listen to comes from that era.  But, I keep up with modern stuff too, and I love Christian music of all varieties and styles!

Favorite Food:  Chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, cheeseburgers, pizza...this list could end up being longer than the one for music!

Ideal Vacation:  Any place where my family and I can just relax and enjoy time together.

Biblical Character:  Such a hard question!  The Scripture is so rich and full of people who trusted Christ.  If I had to pick, I'd say Abraham.  Or Joseph.  But I can't forget David.  Then there's Peter, and Elijah, and Paul, and...

What I Like About VVBC:  There is a genuine desire to love Jesus and serve Him by serving one another.  Valley View is a place where people are cared for, Christ is worshipped, and the Word is proclaimed.

The Usual Stuff:

  • I grew up in Louisville and went to Pleasure Ridge Park High School.
  • I got my Bachelor's degree from U of L.
  • I have a Master's of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminiary.
  • I've been in vocational ministry for more than 20 years, and Valley View is the third church I have served in.
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Music Minister - Brian Voelker

 Info coming soon!


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Youth Minister - Mason Law

Info coming soon!

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Administrative Assistant - Traci Life

Family:  Darin and I have been married 23 years.  We have two sons; Terrance is studying at WKU and Brandon attends Central Hardin HS.

How I Relax & Have Fun:  I enjoy reading mysteries, walking trails around Freeman Lake, and movie or game nights at home with my family.  Occasionally I also tackle scrapbooking, painting projects, puppets & props, and quilting.

Favorite Music:  I love Contemporary Christian music.  Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Crowder, Third Day, Newsboys, For King & Country....the list goes on and on.  Basically I enjoy music with a great beat and even greater lyrics.

Favorite Food:  fresh fruit and chocolate

Ideal Vacation:  I love to be with my family.  So it does not matter if we are going a million miles a minute or not going anywhere in particular, as long as we are enjoying the adventure together.

Biblical Character:  Mary, the mother of Jesus

The Usual Stuff:

  • I grew up in Hardin County and graduated from North Hardin. 
  • I have a Bachelor's Degree from University of the Cumberlands. 
  • I have my Master's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
  • I love serving in the Youth and Puppet Ministries at my home church, College Heights United Methodist in Elizabethtown.
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Nursery Coordinator - Lisa Martin

More info coming soon.