CHURCH PROFILE: Valley Grove Baptist Church

This is the first installment in a new, twice-monthly feature showcasing area churches. To nominate your church, contact Galen Holley at (662) 678-1510 or

Valley Grove Baptist Church
– 3282 Kings Highway, Pontotoc
– Denomination: Southern Baptist
– Senior Pastor: The Rev. Jason Clouse
– Founded: 1941
– Members: 350
– Worship style: Blended, including praise and worship music and hymns
– Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday; Wednesday discipleship meeting 7 p.m.
– Ministries: “Shock Wave” youth ministry, “Team Kids” children’s ministry, women’s ministry, “Hands and Feet” men’s ministry, “Healing Hearts” hospital ministry, deacon family ministry
– Web site:
– Upcoming event: Homecoming, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. featuring The Mike Lefevre Quartet
“We try to create a very loving, welcoming family atmosphere,” said the Rev. Jason Clouse. “When people come here they’ll feel at home. It’s a come as you are atmosphere. Our purpose is to share the love and grace of Jesus Christ and to lift him up in everything we set out to do.”

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