But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud,
But giveth grace unto the humble.
— James 4:6

Members of First Baptist Church of Valley City enjoy each other's company at a community dinner.

Members of First Baptist Church of Valley City enjoy each other's company at a community dinner.


About us

First Baptist Church of Valley City is a welcoming church located in Valley City, Ohio. We are a loving community that aspires to provide an opportunity to worship Christ and engage with other believers. Even if you're struggling in your own spiritual journey, we'd love to have you here. All are welcome. Come join us every Sunday and Wednesday.


Dr. Roger Lee Dorsey and his beautiful wife, Della, came to First Baptist Church on November 29, 2015. He and Della have been married for 25 years and have 3 adult children, Brittney, Mary, and Aaron.  And one amazing grandson Alexander Lee.

Pastor Dorsey is a 1988 Graduate of Elyria West High School. After graduation, Pastor Dorsey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Policemen and went on to serve as a Presidential Security specialist. On May 5, 1995, Pastor Dorsey accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. Shortly thereafter, the Lord called him to preach the Gospel. 

Upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps.  Pastor Dorsey followed the Lord's leading to attend the Massillon Baptist College, graduating in 1999, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary, in Andersonville, GA. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University.

Della is a 1990 Graduate of Elyria West High School. Della attended Lorain County Community College after graduation. Her and Roger were married on April 4, 1992. Della accepted Christ as her Saviour while Roger was attending Massillon Baptist College. Della attended Cleveland State University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology.

They have served the Lord in various ministries through the years to include: Bus Ministry, Sunday School Teaching, Marriage Ministries, Children’s Ministry, & Discipleship Ministry.


We believe...


1. We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21, as the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God. We use only the Authorized King James Version to preach and teach from.


2. We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary the Virgin, and is the Son of God, and God the Son.


3. We believe Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.


4. We believe that He arose from the dead the third day according to the Scriptures.


5. We believe that He is the only Great High Priest, and we need not the intercession of man, but that Christ ever liveth to make intercession for us.


6. We believe that Christ will come again in person - bodily, visibly - to establish His kingdom on earth.


7. We believe that in order to be saved, the soul must be born again.


Jesus answered and said unto him,
Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again,
he cannot see the kingdom of God.
— John 3:3

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Our Ministries

  • Graded Sunday School.
  1. Nursery
  2. Pre-Primary 2's &3's
  3. Primary Grades 1-2
  4. Middlers Grades 3-4
  5. Junior's Grades 5-6
  6. Real Faith Teens
  7. Truth for Living Adult's
  • It's Time to Grow, Junior Church for children up to 11 years old.
  • Bus Ministries (need a ride call (330-483-3274 )
  • Music Ministries (we enjoy all types of Christian Music, from Bluegrass to traditional Hymns and about everything in between)
  • Discipleship Ministry (see our NEWS tab)
  • Audio and Video communications ministries.  (Video sermons are posted on You Tube click the link below to watch.)