About Our Church

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20
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Our Mission & Vision

Heaven Can Be Yours


 Church Information

Jay Valley Church: 903.758.4490
Pastor Paul Moon: 719.496.7702

Music Director: Ronnie Hendrix – 903.736.2158
Children’s Director: Nan Moon – 719.496.7703
Youth Director: Clint Pugh – 903.746.2434

Facebook:  Jay Valley Baptist Church

Sunday Morning Service
  9:30 am Sunday School classes for all ages
10:30 am Morning Worship – (Children’s Church and Nursery is provided)

Sunday Evening Service
5:00 pm Adult Choir Practice
6:00 pm SNAC@6 (Pre-k through 6th grade)
                Youth (7th – 12th grades)
                Adult Bible Study
(Nursery is provided 5-7 pm)

Wednesday Service
6:00 pm Fellowship Meal
6:30 pm Bible Study for all Ages

We Believe

…the Bible is the inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:16), “a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105)

…every person has worth as a creation of God (Genesis 1:27), but that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)

…forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who believe in Christ as their Lord and Savior (John 3:16)

…becoming a follower of Christ involves repenting of our sins, confessing Jesus as our Lord (or master), and being immersed in water for the forgiveness of sins   (Romans 10:9 and Acts 2:38)

…the church is the body of Christ on earth and exists to save the lost and build up the saved. (Ephesians 4:1-16)

…Jesus will return one day soon to judge the earth and make a new home for those who belong to Him (2 Peter 3:9-13)


“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:31)


 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing might come from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)


“If you confess with your mouth ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

Be Baptized

Jesus said, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16)

Heaven Can Be Yours

Salvation is God’s FREE gift to you! You can not earn your way into Heaven by being a good person or doing enough nice things to outweigh the bad. However, God’s purpose for YOU is to be with Him in Eternal Life.


  1. Realize that God loves you and has a plan for your life – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
  2.  Understand that the Bible tells us that you and I are sinners – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
  3.  Know that sin must be paid for – “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23)
  4.  Acknowledge that Christ paid for our sin – “But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
  5.  Accept God’s offer on God’s terms.

“My one purpose in life is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which I believe comes through knowing Christ.”

– Reverend Billy Graham

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  Romans 8:28

Paul & Nan Moon

Paul & Nan Moon

Pastor & Wife

Brother Moon met his Lord and Savior as a 9-year-old boy and followed Him in believer’s baptism when he was 16 years old.  A year later, he felt God’s calling to surrender to “special services” and was licensed to preach the gospel.   Brother Moon gave his first sermon at the age of 17 in the same church he walked the aisle and accepted Christ.

Paul is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University (M.A.) where he met and married his college sweetheart, Nan.  They served as high school teachers at Ferris, Gilmer, Longview, and Hallsville.  Pastor Paul was also a Head Baseball coach and Softball Coach.  Along the way, he earned his M.Ed. degree from S.F.A. and served as an administrator at Flower Mound HS.  He retired as the Principal in 2011 while Nan finished as an Assistant Principal at Hebron HS.

Brother Moon was ordained as a Deacon in 1981 and ordained as a Minister in 2015 and is also a veteran of the US Air Force.  Upon retirement, the Moons relocated to South Fork, Colorado and during the next six years they were instrumental in starting a Baptist church, served as the interim Pastor, as well as the first Pastor of South Fork Baptist Church.  He also served on the Executive Board of the Colorado Baptist General Convention.

Chance & Kimberly Hendrix

Youth Director

Debbie Shipwash

Debbie Shipwash


 Ronnie Hendrix

Ronnie Hendrix

Music Director

Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts


Derrick Todd

Derrick Todd

Deacon Chairman

Chance Hendrix

Chance Hendrix


History of The Church


In June of 1980, Pastor Fant held the first services on the newly opened Jay Valley Baptist Church.   Built on land donated by A.J. and Opal Smelley, the church quickly became the focal point of the community.


The Pastors of JVBC:

1980 -86         Henry Fant

1987                J.C. Spinks

1988                W.A. Kelly

1991-93          Bret Carroll

1994-97          Dick Cayce

1998                Jace Roberts

2000-01         Mohan Jhass

2002               John Shanks

2003               Jace Roberts

2004-06        Kevin Bright

2007-15         Craig Evers

2016-              Paul Moon


Our past is rich in community and family but it is the future that has us excited.   Because Jay Valley Baptist Church was built on the Bible, we continue our mission to transform the world with God’s Word . . . one life at a time.


As a multi-generational church, we meet needs through a variety of:

  • worship experiences;
  • Sunday School and discipleship options;
  • mission opportunities; and
  • fellowship and outreach events.

There’s always something happening here, and we’d love to help you plug in!