Valley's History

What is now a growing, vibrant church family, humbly began as a Sunday night evangelical service in a barn west of Chaska (1975). There wasn't air conditioning or comfy chairs and the mosquitoes were known to be a distraction, but people came from as far as 35 miles away to sit on bales of hay, participate in unplugged worship and hear the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed.

Eventually these Sunday services moved indoors to the Shakopee Valley Mall and became known as Valley Community Church. By 1983 the congregation had moved back to Chaska and was meeting in the old high school, at which time they became affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America, changing the name to Valley Evangelical Free Church. In 1988, Valley built and moved into its current home on the NW corner of 41 and Engler. There is air conditioning, the chairs are padded, and the music is broadcast through speakers, but one things remains the same…lives are still being changed by the power of the gospel.