OUR TEAM


SENIOR PASTOR - 

LARRY CREAMER

As pastor of Valley Baptist Church, I have the great privledge to lead the church in our mission of preparing people to meet Jesus. I often use the phrase, "God loves you the way you are, but has no intention of keeping you that way!" At Valley you will be assured of God's love for you. This love has been forever expressed through the suffering and death of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus suffered and died so you could have forgiveness and have victory over sin. 


At Valley you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Encounter God in worship
  • Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and share this good news with others
  • Grow in the character of Jesus Christ day by day
  • Find new friends and develop meaningful relationships 
  • Discover how God has equipped you to serve others


We would love to get to know you. Please come by and worship with us or contact us for further information. 

- Pastor Larry Creamer

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES - TONY BEACH

"Partnering with parents to prepare the next generation." 


The vision of Psalm 145:4 "one generation shall commend Your works to another" is at the heart of our ministry to families at Valley Baptist Church -- and to our own family!  


As parents of four of our own kids, we are constantly reminded that we need God's grace in Jesus Christ every minute! It's amazing what happens when His Gospel is at the center of what we do! Our goal in Family Ministries is to do everything we can in God's strength to equip parents to be the primary leaders of their children for the glory of God. We strive to support you as a while church: from Sunday School and Youth Group to menotoring, teaching and childcare. 


Julie and I both grew up about 70 miles away in Sheboygan Falls, WI, went to college in Minneapolis, got married and settled there for 15 years. After 10 years of working in the corporate world, God called me into pastoral ministry, and we're once again happy to call Eastern Wisconsin our home! Our favorite hobbies including hiking, skiing, sports, reading, playing with the kids, and family Bible time. 


We want to get to know you and your family! We hope you visit Valley soon! 


DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES - 

JIM & HOPE SMOCK

We are the Preschool directors at Valley. We have been married many years and have four children rancing from elementary to high school. We love children of all ages and love to teach them God's love and grace. 


Our vision for the preschool families at Valley is to:

  • Prepare preschoolers to move up to children's group and ultimately, prepare them to meet Jesus
  • Teach them that God loves them and has a plan for their life
  •  Reach out to families with young children and show them God's love


How would we do that? We have teachers and helpers who love God, teaching them and loving them. Our key verse for preschool is 3 John 4 "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." We help families lay the foundation of who God is and that His Son came to earth to save us from our sin. 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - 

HEATHER MAOZ 

Heather is the newest member of the Valley team, joining us in 2015, but she is no stranger to Valley Baptist. She has been in attendance at Valley since she was just a few months old, along with her grandparents, parents, and sisters. If you have contacted the church recently, you have probably talked to Heather. You will find her working behind the scenes keeping Valley running smoothly. 


Heather grew up in Appleton, but left for 4 years to attend The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and play on their volleyball team. She received a degree in Marketing and Management and returned home to Appleton. She recently married her husband, Eitan. When not in the office, you can find Heather coaching a volleyball team or finding time to relax with her husband. 


Have a question? Need help? Want to know how you can connect at Valley? Heather is here to help!!!