Valley View Church
A Converge Church

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The area is also home to Coe College, Kirkwood Community College (over 18,000 students) and Mt. Mercy College.

One of the defining periods in Cedar Rapids history occurred in June of 2008, when the Cedar River flooded and over 20 square miles of the city was inundated. This flooding caused millions of dollars of damage and has been a point of civic pride as the city has worked together to recover and thrive after this devastation.

Valley View Church

Valley View was formed in the 1940’s and has enjoyed over 70 years of continuous ministry.  It has been associated with the General Conference Baptist since its inception—today called Converge.  It located to its present location in southeast Cedar Rapids in 1970.   The church has had 18 pastors in its history and reached a peak in attendance in the 1980’s, with around 150 attending.   The church has historically been committed to reaching the youth of the area, employing a youth pastor from 2002—2014. 

The church added a beautiful outdoor venue in 2014.   This venue has been used for worship, special services, weddings, etc.



 Valley View today finds itself plateaued after recent pastoral changes.  A thorough assessment of our church has led us to unify around the need for a fresh  start.  Whether it is called turnaround, replanting, or rebranding, the challenge is the same: to reinvent ourselves to see our vision become reality.  The potential is huge.


Our Preferred Candidate

· A man with experience in a healthy, growing church, as an associate or as a lead; with good communication skills. 

· A strong, growing walk with Christ; healthy emotional and family life.

· Committed to Cedar Rapids and sharing our vision for our city.  Committed to long-term ministry. 

   Leadership gifts and a pioneering spirit.  

· Potentially could bring with him a team to help with the vision.




Cedar Rapids 

             Cedar Rapids is strategically located on the Cedar River in northeast Iowa and is surrounded by some of the most fruitful farmland in the world.   The second largest city in Iowa, the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is home to 266, 060.  The Interstate 380 corridor includes the Waterloo/Cedar Falls MSA about 45 miles north (165,000 population) and Iowa City MSA just 25 miles south (161,000 population) - home of the University of Iowa and the UI Medical Center. 

            Cedar Rapids has  many diversified, multi-national agricultural related industries; as well as the Rockwell-Collins avionics company, employing over 9,000 engineers and other workers. 

Our Mission

The more than 125,000 spiritually lost (friends, relatives, work associates,  and fellow Cedar Rapidians)  who live and work within a 10-mile radius of the church are the reason we exist.   Our vision, our dream is to trust God to allow us to become more fruitful in the next chapter of our history. 

The mandate left us by our Lord to make disciples who make disciple is the driving motivation of our dream for the future. We are seeking a pastor who has the vision to join us in this adventure.

 What We Offer

· A group of 40 people unified around the change necessary to see our vision become a reality.  We are ready to rally behind and serve the man God has chosen who shares our vision for Cedar Rapids!

· A debt-free building with many updates situated on a major thoroughfare out of town.

· A beautiful outdoor sanctuary.

· Compensation the first year of $45,000.  (We understand this will increase significantly as the church grows.)

Contact with Questions:  

Randy Ray, Search Team Chairman: (319)310-6955

To Apply:  Send your resume to or click on the ConvergeP3 web site link below.