In 1880 the Presbyterian Board of Missions bought a 4-room house at the location of 28 E 1st Street in Richfield. In addition to worship, the house was used for school and many students attended as there was no public school at the time. By 1904 the school closed because of the addition of public schooling. In 1936-37 the church was carefully taken down and moved to the present location. The minister himself was an excellent carpenter and built the manse which held services until the church was reconstructed. By 1959 the addition of 125 Indian children attending school during the week increased church attendance and prompted the need for a 400 foot expansion of the fellowship hall. Valley Community Presbyterian Church is the oldest continually functioning Protestant church in Sevier County. It was honored as a historical site in 1979.
Serving God 125 Years and Counting
Valley Community Church has participated in ecumenical efforts as combined Vacation Bible Schools, Thanksgiving services, food bank, and prison ministry. It has a long history of helping in the community and devoting services to those in need of a helping hand.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be people of courage; be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1Corinthians 16:13-14