APOSTLE'S RECASTING THE VISION
As a visionary leader having a proper understanding of the Kingdom of God, I believe that God has strategically set Spring Valley Baptist Church in place as an Apostolic House. In the next five years, we shall be guided by our theme, "Bridging the Gap." We intend to equip the church in becoming what is known as "Bridge Crew Members."
BRIDGE CREW MEMBER
This is a military job title given to service members that are highly skilled and trained to construct quick, yet safe bridges and rafts of support for their platoon. Without the building of these bridges, the platoon cannot move forward. The job of a Bridge Crew Member is a dirty job. Not only does the job require skills and training, but it also requires commitment and dedication
WHY THE VALLEY
Spring Valley has yielded and opened herself up to an actual move of God by recognizing the spirit of religion and challenging traditions.
-invite people to share in our worship experience
-to connect with people through our social media platform
-to establish feeding programs in and outside our communities
-to partnership with other ministries
-Having an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit
-Making disciple (Bridge Crew Members)
-Having a Love for People
-Helping those who are hurting
---Apostle Johnny McDonald
Apostle/Pastor Johnny McDonald
Apostle Johnny McDonald united with the Spring Valley Baptist Church family in February 2011. He is dedicated to building God’s Kingdom one member or one family at a time. His life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women on how to live to their full potential in Christ. He has an anointing for teaching and counseling, he does it with humor, warmth, and his God given strength.
Apostle McDonald vision begins with a commitment to reach people of all walks of life regardless of race, gender or age and without compromising on the faith that once was delivered by the Lord Jesus Christ. He leads the church by pouring the Word of God into the lives of men, women, and children from all walks of life. He believes in operating within the guidance and parameter established by the Bible; it’s his responsibility to lead the congregation in accomplishing God’s ordained functions on this earth. Apostle McDonald truly believes that before a person can understand or appreciate a Pastor’s vision for the church, the Pastor himself should understand what the mission, the vision and purpose truly is for the church.
Under Apostle McDonald’s leadership, the Bridge Crossing School of Theology was established at the Spring Valley Baptist Church on August 2016. Apostle McDonald was the first student to finish coursework for the Diploma in Theology.
Apostle McDonald has been happily married for over 25 years to Valerie. They are the proud parents of one son, Johnny and their first grandson Zayden.