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.
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.
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.
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.
Dwight Paulette grew up on a farm in Appomattox, Virginia. He received degrees in agriculture from Virginia Tech and Mississippi State, taught high school agriculture for eight years in Bedford County, and recently retired from a 30+ year career with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Dwight is husband to Lucy, father to three grown sons, and “Papa Wight” to four grandchildren. His passion is mentoring young men.
Scott studied computer engineering at Virginia Tech, where he met his wife Caryn. They served together for seven years at a ministry in Florida. During those years, God instilled a heart for the hurting and a passion for helping people walk with Jesus. He received his masters degree in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. Scott is currently working in Radford as an engineering manager. He is married to Caryn and father of Josiah, Eliana, Justus and Violet.
Don "Chief" Goodman recently retired from a long career in law enforcement, where he served the last 11 years as the Chief of Police in the City of Radford. He met his wife Anne in Norwood Hall at Radford University in 1980. They are the parents to a son and daughter and have been recently blessed with a granddaughter. Don enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family, and he is passionate about seeing lives changed by the Gospel.