Our Elders

At Valley we have a plurality of elders to lead, teach, correct and guide the community in our pursuit of Christ. Our pastors seek to serve the church by giving oversight, care, and leadership to our community. Feel free to reach out to any of our elders if you have any questions about our church.



Lead Pastor


Bret grew up in Sterling, Virginia, and Venezuela with his family on the mission field. He received a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Bret serves as the Teaching Elder at VBC, as well as the pastor of preaching and vision. Bret is married to Katie and father of Jade, Tristan, Drew, Eden, and Karis.



Executive Pastor


Jesse graduated from Radford University before serving on staff with Cru for 10 years. He currently serves as the Director of Church Planting at Valley Bible Church and directs The Bonhoeffer Haus. Jesse is married to Jenny and father of Elijah, Evie, Silas, and Haddie.



Missions Pastor


Brian Behal has served on the mission field for more than 20 years, previously in Ecuador and currently serving as a recruiter for Mission Aviation Fellowship, where Brian serves as the East Coast Mobilization Team Leader. He travels from Maine to Florida representing MAF at colleges (both secular and Christian), churches, missions conferences, and airshows, looking for the men and women God is calling to serve in MAF. Brian is married to Pam and father to four daughters.