Our History

In 2014, God opened the door for Len Derico, the founding Church Planter for Valley Christian Church, to host a group of believers in his home for worship, study and fellowship. The intent of these believers was to become disciples who make disciples, and the result of their meeting was the formation of the core group of Valley Christian Church (VCC).

This core group began worshiping together in Boardman, OH on January 11, 2015 and they remain committed to planting a church that makes disciples who make disciples. This ever-growing desire is a compass that guides our course as we move forward to fulfill God’s purpose in Youngstown, Ohio!

In 2016, we began our journey to raise awareness of our mission, to seek out individuals who would partner with us financially and/or who would commit to pray for the work that God is doing here in Youngstown! We are doing our part, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help. Take a look around our site and find out more about our mission and how you can get involved to Plant the Valley!