Welcome to Valley Community Baptist Church. We are one church in multiple locations with campuses in Avon and Bristol, CT. Our mission is to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ and serving our neighbors. We would be honored to have you join us

Worship Service Times & Styles

Each weekend, there are six worship services in two locations: Sundays at 10 a.m. at Greene-Hills School in Bristol. Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 11:15 a.m. at the Avon Campus in The Venue. There are communal dinners on most Saturday and Tuesday evenings at the Avon Campus. We also meet as small groups and classes throughout the week.  We look forward to meeting you.



Avon: 590 West Avon Road, Avon, Connecticut. Get directions and contact information.

Bristol: 718 Pine Street, Bristol Connecticut. We meet at Greene-Hills School in Bristol.

Children & Students

We encourage families to worship together on the weekend, and then choose children's programs and communities for middle school and high school students. During the week, we offer age-specific clubs and gatherings for children, middle school and high school students

There are also special events like summer camps, student retreats and the family summit that will help children and parents grow in their relationships with each other and God.


At Valley Community Baptist Church, we value knowing the truth of God and obeying His Word. Senior Pastor Jay Abramson is the lead teaching pastor. We invite you to listen to the latest sermon series.

Staff & Elders


Our Staff

Our staff team is comprised of pastors, directors, and ministry staff who are here to help equip the people of Valley Community Baptist Church to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ, and serving our neighborsNot sure who to contact? Start by calling the main office at 860.673.6826.


 Senior Staff


Rev. Jay Abramson, PhD
Senior Pastor
860.673.6826 x107 | 




Rev. Tim Ponzani, D.Min
Executive Pastor
860.673.6826 x107 | 




The Elders of Valley have the responsibility of shepherding and leading in the spiritual development and accurate teaching of the Word of God. The Elder Board is made up of ten men - some staff pastors and some non-staff - who take this responsibility very seriously and do it with joy. 

  • Rev. Jay Abramson, PhD
  • Caleb Earnest
  • Rick Hillier
  • Warren Humphrey
  • Mark Marlowe
  • Glenn Mason
  • Rev. Tim Ponzani, D.Min
  • Collin Sanford
  • Steve Tate
  • Tom Turbiak


Ministry Staff


Rev. Doug Christgau, Pastor of Outreach 860.673.6826 x130 | dchristgau@valleycommunity.cc

Rev. Jerry Costley, Pastor of Spiritual Growth & Discipleship 860.673.6826 x132 | jcostley@valleycommunity.cc

Rev. Kevin Haskins, Church Administrator 860.673.6826 x111 | khaskins@valleycommunity.cc

Andrew Southwick, Valley Bristol Pastor |  860.673.6826 | asouthwick@valleycommunity.cc

Mark Woof, Valley Simsbury Pastor | 860.673.6826 | mwoof@valleycommunity.cc

Skip Eggimann, Associate Director of Congregational Care | 860.673.6826 x108 | seggimann@valleycommunity.cc

Mike Guersch, Director of Communications | 860.673.6826 x110 | mguersch@valleycommunity.cc

Lois Hales, Director of Children's Ministry 860.673.6826 x115 | lhales@valleycommunity.cc

Susan Hart, Director of Worship Arts 860.673.6826 x119 | shart@valleycommunity.cc

Jay Kuhrt, Interim Director of Congregational Care  |  860.673.6826 x108  |  jkuhrt@valleycommunity.cc

Brian Rooney, Associate Director of Student Ministry  |  860.673.6826 x103  |  brooney@valleycommunity.cc

Brandon Sanford, Director of Student Ministry 860.673.6826 x103 | bsanford@valleycommunity.cc

Paul Semanski, Valley Bristol Ministry  |  860.673.6826 x113  |  psemanski@valleycommunity.cc

Jairo Sousa, Associate Director of Worship Arts | 860.673.6826 x121 | jsousa@valleycommunity.cc