North Valley Community Church (NVCC) is a non-denominational Christian church located in Phoenix, Arizona. We gather each Sunday on our campus located at 27201 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ. 85085 (I-17, 1/2 mile North of Jomax).
North Valley Community Church is a church plant founded in 2012 by pastor Ryan Rice. Ryan moved to the valley in 2010 and started with two basic plans, to help people love God and love their neighbors. Pastor Ryan started a Neighborhood Group in the family's apartment, when they outgrew that, they moved to the Apartment Clubhouse. As God's word was continually being taught and the members of the group continually reached out to share and show the love of Christ to their neighbors, men, women and children began to place their faith in Christ and were baptized. This new community used local apartment and neighborhood pools, for Baptism services, parks and more.
As the Neighborhood Group grew and other leaders join the team, more and more people began to gather, in homes and in apartment communities around the North Valley. One Neighborhood Group turned to three and over time the groups moved into a local church in the afternoons for teaching, worship, fellowship with each other.
On September 23, 2012, we had our grand opening at Barry Goldwater High school. Since that time the church has continued to grow and adapt and adjust to new opportunities. At one time the church had wonderful offices and a very comfortable auditorium, but gave that up to save money to purchase a future permanent location to meet and worship.
In the Spring of 2015, the church launched a bold new initiative to purchase land in the North Valley. What takes most churches 10 years or more to accomplish took North Valley Community Church only 3 years.
Our small yet growing church, has followed the pastoral team’s sacrificial example to give up financial security and the present needs and wants, for a future vision! By God's grace our congregation responded with incredible generosity! Everyone gave their largest one time gift they ever had in hopes of acquiring a 9-acre property as our future church home.
By God's grace the church closed on the new property on September 23, 2015. At the time of closing it was estimated that it would take 2-3 years to renovate current buildings and be 100% on site. Due to the continued growth of the church, and continued generosity the church was able to acquire the needed additional financing and secure a construction loan and are actively working to renovate the campus to become our permanent place of worship and gathering.
The church has always been about the great commandments and the great commission. Pastor Ryan says it’s what makes a great church. "Any church that commits to the great commission and great commandments will be great!" Since the birth of the church, North Valley has seen God do great things. Our church family has served as local missionaries through local apartment communities and schools, supporting teachers and children in need through school supply drives. Deer Valley Unified School District named the church the top Community Partner of the Year. We have been involved with local police and fire departments, and we have partnered with Governor Jan Brewer to address the foster care crisis in Arizona. Globally, we have partnered to plant churches throughout the world and closer to home here in the United States.
Although the church is young, we continue to increase our area of influence within Phoenix. Through God's grace we will continue to mature as a congregation, through Christ-centered Biblical teaching and vibrant Neighborhood Groups that are connected and active in the community, all with the ultimate desire to glorify Christ throughout the North Valley and beyond.