Originally Published: November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Canyon Bible Church in Prescott Valley is expanding to the Verde Valley, and will meet for the first time at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Cottonwood Recreation Center, 150 6th St.
"Every week we had a group of people driving over the mountain from the Verde Valley to attend our church," said Jon Gaus, the senior pastor of Canyon Bible Church of Prescott Valley. "These folks were interested in seeing a church like Canyon planted in the Verde Valley. We prayed and prayed some more, and Christ seems to be opening the doors."
Pastor Mark Stafford, who has been associate pastor at Canyon Bible Church for the past six years, has moved his family to Cottonwood to lead Canyon Verde.
For information about Canyon Bible Church in Prescott Valley, call 771-2450, and for Canyon Verde, call 460-3089.