• Sermon Series

    For more information, click above.

  • FMSC

    The focus of our One More event for July is service to Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: individuals, families and church groups hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the organization ships these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

  • JV Live

    Sunday evening worship for 20-something's. Friendly faces, cafe and entertainment.

  • JV Kidz Summer Activites

    Check out everything we have in store for your kids kindergarten-5th grade!

  • 25+ Singles

    Millenials – get plugged in! There's a class designed just for you that meets on Sunday morning. Taught by Mark & Charlotte Blanford...Learn more.

  • Financial Peace University

    Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will be offered at JVBC. Sign up by clicking the photo. New Classes begin in September!

  • Men's Marathon

    New Men's Marathon event coming soon!

  • JVBC Worship

    Worship is so much more than music. It is a way of life. At JVBC, it is our desire to cultivate worshipers who adore God in spirit and in truth. We pray that in every congregational gathering you are encouraged and empowered in the Spirit, and challenged by the truth of God’s word.

  • JVBC en Español

    Los Servicios de Adoración en Español, se llevan a cabo cada Domingo a las 10:30 am en el edificio A (Jersey Drive y Rio Grande St.)

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study

    Jersey Village Baptist Church offers many Bible study classes. Check them out here and get plugged in!

  • MOPS

    Do you feel like you're always picking up toys, doing laundry and saying no? You're not alone! Click for more info!

  • New Members Class

    It's our hope that each and every person who plants his or her life at JVBC will grow as a disciple of Christ. A New Members class is a great way to begin! Click the photo above for information about upcoming classes.

  • Young Adult Home Group

    Making friends, studying God's word and eating together in the comfort of a small group is what you can count on in the Young Adults Home Group for those 35 and under. If you're in need of some fellowship and fun, contact Sky Howard at showard@jvbc.org

  • The Vision of JVBC

    What is the vision for JVBC, and how does it affect our members? Learn more...

  • Biblical Counseling

    Life often presents challenges, and talking to a godly professional can take a tremendous burden off your shoulders. In addition to pastoral counseling at JVBC, Steve and Judy Cranston of Affective Biblical Counseling are also available to help. Learn more about counseling options at JVBC when you click on the photo above.


We would like to meet you, so stop by the Welcome Center when you visit. If you've missed any of the sermon series, listen to the podcast by clicking HERE.

For more information about our pastor, check out Andrew Werley's blog HERE.


Feed My Starving Children

Houston City Pack

August 1-2, Berry Center


The focus of our One More event for July is service to Feed My Starving Children. It is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: individuals, families and church groups hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the organization ships these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Jersey Village Baptist Church has committed to the HoustonCityPack, which provides packing assistance of 1.2 million meals on August 1-2 at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress in West Houston. Will you consider signing up this month? Please select a date and time to pack in the list below. Sunday School classes are encouraged to join together and volunteer as representatives of JVBC for the HoustonCityPack. Families, including children*, are also encouraged to sign up for a time slot. For more information about Feed My Starving Children, please visit http://www.fmsc.org. To learn more about MobilePack, go to http://www.fmsc.org/mobilepack/about



Jersey Village Baptist Church

Fri, August 1, 2014

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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*Please follow the student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer:

  • Grade 10-12: 5 students to 1 adult
  • Grade 7-9: 4 students to 1 adult
  • Grade 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
  • Grade K-2: 1 student to 1 adult

The minimum age to volunteer at FMSC is 5 years old. However, we recommend that groups of youth be 3rd grade and older. FMSC staff reserve the right to amend volunteer scheduling.


Looking for a place to unwind and find purpose? Experience worship and fellowship for 20-somethings that will encourage, challenge and include. Sunday nights at 5:30 pm. Join us in the Common Grounds Cafe before the service and for post-worship eats and activities.

Check out our JV Live Facebook Page for more details.


VBS: June 23-27  Agency D3
9:00 am-12:30 pm
For children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade.
Motto: Discover. Decide. Defend. Each day kids will look inside the ‘evidence vault’ to tackle the tough questions and find the facts about Jesus. Every day they will dive in to eyewitness accounts that tell the truth about who Jesus really is! (example questions: Is Jesus really God’s Son? Was Jesus more than just a good man? Was Jesus’ death real? Is Jesus alive? What do I do with the evidence about Jesus?) Kids are called “special agents”.
Cost: Free
Joyful Noise Preschool Science Camp
July 14-18
For children ages two through (completed) Kindergarten
Come and explore wild experiments, amazing discoveries, mysterious snacks and art and crafts. All of our scientists will need to bring a sack lunch each day.
Cost: $85
Kidz Camp: July 23-26
For children who have completed 3rd-5th grade.
Children are welcome to join us for  Kidz Camp this summer! We will travel to Camp Tejas in Giddings, TX where activities include Bible lessons, swimming, zipline, inflatables, slide, mud night, great food and much more!
Cost: $245
Pine Cove Camp in the City: August 11-15
For children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade.
Pine Cove is bringing camp to JVBC! Join us for a week filled with fun and exciting games, activities and a camp atmosphere right here! For more info and to register visit the link below.
Cost: $240



All singles 25+ are invited to Room D-210 next to the Gym each Sunday morning at 9:15 am for a Bible study for young single adults. Isn't it time to get to know God and His word? If so, you're all set. See you on Sunday!


For more information, contact Mark or Charlotte at blanf@gmail.com.


Financial Peace University

Is it time for a radical change in your life regarding your finances? Join the pursuit of financial freedom with Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. 

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Teacher: Chan Washington

New classes begin September 7 and run every Sunday at 9:00 am and Wednesday at 6:30 pm for 9 weeks.

Sunday Signup

Wednesday Signup

Contact Chan Washington for any other questions: chanwash@sbcglobal.net.


Ever thought about running a marathon but didn’t want to do it alone? A group of JVBC men (spouses are invited, too) will run in the October 25 “Chosen” marathon in New Braunfels to benefit adoptive families and orphans worldwide. All men and wives are invited to sign up and begin training.

Go to www.chosenmarathon.com or contact Alan for more info at aadkins@jvbc.org.


Worship is so much more than music. It is a way of life. At JVBC, it is our desire to cultivate worshipers who adore God in spirit and in truth. We pray that in every congregational gathering you are encouraged and empowered in the spirit, and challenged by the truth of God’s word. If you are interested in worshiping with us, please take a look at our different worship experiences.



Sunday School 9:15 am
One Service Worship                      10:30 am
Hispanic One Service Worship 10:30 am




Bienvenidos a JVBC en Español!

Nuestra comunidad de fé, incluye a personas de todas las edades y nacionalidades como US, México, Chile, Uruguay, Cuba, República Dominicana, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras , etc. Quizás, algunos de nosotros estemos lejos de nuestro lugar de orígen, en donde nacimos y crecimos, pero en la Iglesia Bautista de Jersey Village nos consideramos una familia unida por Cristo, y nos gustaría que tú te sientas como parte de nuestra familia tambien.

Nuestro deseo, es que llegues a conocer a Dios íntimamente y que sigas su liderazgo. Somos una comunidad Cristiana formada por individuos que hemos colocado nuestra fé en Cristo como nuestro Salvador y enfocámos y practicámos nuestra fé, de cuerdo a las Sagradas Escrituras, convencidos que la Biblia es la perfecta y completa palabra de Dios, infallible en su autoridad. Nuestra Iglesia se enfoca en la unidad familiar y se esfuerza por ayudar a personas de todas las culturas y generaciones.

A continuación encontrarás los horarios y localidades de nuestras clases, servicios de la Iglesia y grupos celulares que se reúnen los Domingos y durante la semana. Únete a nosotros!

Grupos de Vida

Domingo a las 9:15 am

  • Miembros y visitantes conectandose unos con otros en una atmósfera familiar
  • Lecciones para nuevos creyentes – Salón A-14
  • Fundamentos de Fé – Salón A-2
  • Experimentando a Dios – Salón C-103
  • Clase para Adolescentes – en La Bodega
  • Guardería Kidz – Edificio de guardería infantíl

Servicios de la Iglesia

Domingo a las 10:30 am - Edificio A

  • Guardería – Salón A-13
  • Kindergarden to 5 grado – Salón A-2


Bible Study Groups

All classes start at 9:15 on Sunday mornings. Questions on JVBC discipleship classes? Contact Leonard Prater at lprater@jvbc.org.


Harmony-All ages Room E-2

The Harmony Bible Study Group is a small group of women of all ages, backgrounds and marital statuses. We discuss a variety of topics that affect us as women, and we encourage one another along the way as we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Teacher: Sherri Pyle sherri830@sbcglobal.net

Grace Connection-Women from late 20s-60s-Room A-1

We have sweet fellowship that wraps every woman in God’s grace. The teaching is about real life issues, applying real application that grows us closer to the Lord.
Teachers: Sally Ramsay, smramsay@gmail.com

Joy-Women, 50+ Room HH-122 (Orchestra Room)

A loving group of women of all ages who love the Lord and want to dig deeper into His word.
Teacher: Jeanne Driver, jeadriver@aol.com


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Co-Ed Adults

Agape-50s-60s-Room D-101
We are a diverse group of couples and singles who support and lift each other with God’s love. We love to study God’s word while having fun, fellowship and food.
Teacher: Doug Walser, dougwalser@sbcglobal.net

Anchor-50+ Room HH-123
We are a group who loves to study the Bible and grow closer to the Lord. Many activities enable us to get to know one another; and we love, care, encourage and pray for one another through good times and hard times.
Teacher: Harvey Toon, fredatoon@aol.com

Empty Nesters-Room E-1
A group of active 40s-60s who may still have an older child or two at home, or may be true empty nesters. We study the Bible book by book and enjoy serving on mission trips and lending a hand to the many ministries at JVBC.
Teacher: Richard Gilbert, gilbert_richard@sbcglobal.net

Essentials-Adults-Room E-6
Have you ever wanted to join a Bible study, but felt like you did not know enough about the Scriptures? If you need a biblical foundation, but don’t know where to start, we invite you to attend. Find a community, make friends, and start with Bible basics.
Teachers: Frederick & Audra Richert at fwrichert@yahoo.com

Family Matters-Parents of children-Room D-201

Nearly weds, newly weds and married with children with preschool and school-aged children who want to connect with other Christ followers who are investing their time and energy in the Kingdom of God. We will encourage you, live life next to you, and hopefully, form lifelong friendships.
Teacher: Grant Nail, grantnail@hotmail.com

Friendship -Adults-Room HH-110
Singles and couples who have experienced lots of life and are finding victory in Jesus. We eat out together, attend concerts, have parties and take on class service projects. We usually have in-class discussions that help us GROW in our Christian faith.
Teachers: Joanne Motes, joannemotes@comcast.net; Robert Hunter, rfh1020@comcast.net

Growing in God-Parents of young children-E-7
A class primarily for young married couples with babies, toddlers and preschool age children. We strive for our marriages to be anchored in Jesus Christ through deeper understanding of God's Word and support from the friendships around us. We're active: Sunday Bible study, monthly fellowship, "Girls Night Out" and "Men’s Fellowship."
Teacher: Lee & Susan Wheat, Lee@wholewheatcreative.com or SusanW@WholeWheatCreative.com

Ignite-30s-50s-Room D-202
An intimate group whose study of Scripture consists of topical and Bible book studies that stress the truth, relevancy, and accuracy of God's word today and its application in everyday life.
Teacher: David Gafrick, mgafrick@aol.com

The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey Adults-Room E-5
An seven-week, biblically based class leads students beyond Financial Peace University into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and the discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity.
Teacher: Chan Washinton, chanwash@sbcglobal.net

Parents of Teenagers-35-65 Room C-105
Lessons feature an intermediate level of Biblical instruction for couples or singles with teens at home.
Teacher: Wayne Mardis, wmardis@ars.com

Quest-65+ Room HH-10
Couples, widows and widowers with a depth of life experiences who love our Lord Jesus Christ and one another, and we have a wonderful support group structure in place that allows us to know the needs of our class members. Teachers: Mike Einkauf, mnjeinkauf14@aol.com

Thee Encouragers-40-70-Room E-3
We encourage one another through the study of God’s Word, prayer, affirming words, or help in a time of trial. Join us as we gather each week and watch as God transforms our daily lives.
Teachers: Larry & Pam Dunn, ldunn104@comcast.net

Under Construction-All ages-Room E-4
A welcoming group where the Bible comes alive each Sunday, as its application to the “here and now” is developed through lively discussions full of insight, wisdom and good humor! Breakfast food is always a staple!
Teacher: Jim & Lanette Alldridge, lalldridge@earthlink.net

WordSpeaX-Adults-Room C-104
Utilizes New Testament Greek to bring high definition to your favorite translation. No complicated charts to memorize, no new language to learn; just simple tools designed by JVBC member Jack Lyons to take you on a journey into the original Living Word. Visit www.wordspeax.com
Teacher: Jack Lyons, magicjack@wordspeax.com

College & Career (18-24)

Bible Study-Building D-207

Singles (25+)-Building D-210


Grades 6-12-9:15 am The Warehouse


Birth-Ones-9:15 am-Kidz Building
Two-Pre-Kindergarten-9:15 am-Kidz Building


Kindergarten-Fifth Grades-9:15 Kidz Building

Special Needs

C.O.O.L Class-All ages-Two classes-Kidz Building





LIFE Groups (L=Lifestyle  I=Instruction  F=Fellowship  E=Encouragement) meet throughout the week and offer discipleship training that promotes a godly lifestyle, instruction in the truth of God's Word and a Christian world view, Christian fellowship and compassionate encouragement. They are offered according to unit studies, topical interest groups and ongoing fellowship groups. Classes are categorized as:

LIFE Groups  

Class Leader Time
Financial Peace University Chan Washington Wed 6:30 pm
WordspeaX Jack Lyons Wed 6:30 pm
Truth Project Jerry Bostick Wed 6:30 pm
Young Adults (Home Group) Sky Howard Tues 7:00 pm
Divorce Care Steve & Judy Cranston

Wed 6:30 pm

Journey Through the Bible Andrew Werley/Jim Carter Wed 6:30 pm
Collision Study for Men (monthly) Andrew Werley Wed 6:30 pm
Faith of our Founders Curtis McMichael Wed 6:30 pm

Women’s Bible Studies

Class Leader Time


Lanette Alldridge Wed 6:15 pm
Gideon Angie Werley Wed 6:30 pm

Men's Groups

Class Leader Time



Do you feel like you're always picking up toys, doing laundry and saying no? You're not alone! Join moms just like you for a morning of FUN where you can develop friendships, get advice from seasoned moms, hear from great speakers, do crafts, and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, while your kids enjoy a great program! MOPS meetings are held the first and third Friday of each month from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Take the PLUNGE, and register now!




As a new member, you have joined your life with the lives of other members to bring glory to the Father. A New Members class is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the many ministry, educational and social opportunities JVBC has to offer. Please check back for the date of the next New Members class. For more information, contact Kim Cromwell kcromwell@jvbc.org.


July 27—to register for this class please follow this link.

For any questions regarding these classes please email Kim Cromwell kcromwell@jvbc.org.



Young Adults Home Group

Hosted by Sky & Sarah Howard

If you are 35 and under and would like to fellowship with church friends, join the Young Adults Home Group for food, fun and the word of God. Each week our group will follow closely what Pastor Andrew preaches on the previous Sunday morning. For more information please contact Sky Howard at showard@jvbc.org.



Affective Biblical Counseling

What is Affective Biblical Counseling? Affective Biblical Counseling is a ministry of Jersey Village Baptist Church designed and offered, affordably, to both members and attenders of JVBC as well as to other members of the community. In the society we find ourselves, with family breakdowns and personal problems in epidemic proportions and biblical values being undermined and under attack, many are in need of counsel, discipleship and mentoring in specialized ways. With this realization and for this reason, Affective Biblical Counseling exists to both courageously and compassionately "speak the truth in love" (Ephesians 4:15) and assist you in tangibly, practically and biblically rising and remaining above whatever "issues" you may be wrestling with. No matter what the individual, married couple or family need, the counselors of Affective Biblical Counseling at JVBC stand ready to provide biblical and specialized instruction in helping you recognize, apply and implement the love, grace, mercy and remedies God offers through His Word. You'll be shown and assisted in applying biblical truth to virtually any and every inorganic (non-physical) "issue" with which you find yourself, marriage and/or family confronted. This counseling is available for both adolescents (14 - 18 years old, with permission of and accompanied by parent(s)/guardian), single or married adults. Younger children's needs will be discussed and addressed separately.

Who are the counselors?


Steve and Judy Cranston are a couple with significant experience and a calling to counseling ministry. They have received formal training in biblical counseling from The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), a national organization committed to the quality of biblical counseling offered by its members. They are also certified by both NANC and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as biblical counselors. They continue to avail themselves of ongoing training in the realm of biblical counseling. Steve holds a license and has been ordained as a minister, having served as a pastor in several churches in both NY state and TX. He has a BA in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and an MA in Biblical Studies from Baptist Bible College (PA). Judy is retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as National Account Manager, Short Line Marketing. Steve and Judy have five children, four of whom are married. They have seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please call for an appointment at 281.955.1872 or email either Steve (scranston@jvbc.org) or Judy (jcranston@jvbc.org). Pastoral Counseling is also available from any member of the pastoral staff and can be arranged by calling the church office at 713.466.6102.