Monthly Focus


Farmington, New Mexico


Josh and Val Valdez

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Farmington, New Mexico, sits in the northwest corner of the state in what is known as the Four Corners area bordering Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.

Josh Valdez serves as a bivocational church planter in Farmington, his hometown. Josh was asked to start a church plant by another church in the area. He and his wife, Val, connected with the North American Mission Board and the Send Network of church planters.

Today, Josh is lead pastor at Higher Ground Church. He preaches each week, teaches a theology class, leads a weekly small group, oversees the youth group, and helps the worship team. Val serves on the worship team and helps with the kids’ class and youth group.

Higher Ground Church has three goals: to glorify God, edify His people, and testify to His gospel. They do this by entirely relying on God and His work of providence. They are a church that is convinced that the people of Farmington will be changed through the gospel.

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