Who We Are

Valley Presbyterian Church is a Church Development of the Presbytery of Nevada. Since September 7, 2008 the church family members and friends of Valley Presbyterian have been worshiping God together and serving Christ in the Virgin Valley community. We are committed to following the Spirit of God as disciples who study and interpret scripture and make prayerful listening a vital part of our spiritual growth.


“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

As a church family we worship and work together to help support each other and our community.


“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

We’re all different . . . and we’re all the same with hopes and dreams tarnished by hardships and disappointments putting one foot in front of the other.


“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4

We find peace in God’s word, in our worship, and our Bible study. We share that peace through our fellowship.

Reverend Ross Doyel

I am Reverend Ross Doyel, the pastor at Valley Presbyterian Church, 350 Falcon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 702. I am honored to follow the wonderful pastors they have had in the past and to follow in their footsteps.

My wife, Johnnie, passed away in 2022 after a long illness. And the next summer, daughter Patricia, also passed away. My two sons are still in the southwest, one in Las Vegas and one in Page, Arizona.  Johnnie and I were raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area where I graduated from Washington University with a degree in mathematics. I attended Seminary in St. Louis at the Eden Theological Seminary.

I pastored a church in Alton, Illinois but know the Mesquite of past years very well. I first saw Mesquite in 1961 on a trip out west with my parents, quite a change! I was in Mesquite a great deal in the 1980s. My wife and I pulled up stakes for an adventure to be the organizing pastor of a new church in Kanab, Utah, The United Church of Kanab, Fredonia. It is still there, and we loved Kanab.

But when the winter temperatures became a tad frosty, we would all pile into the jeep to enjoy the warm pools of the Peppermill Hotel. Parts of that structure are still along Mesquite Blvd. today. Good times, good buffets. Remember those?

As a family, we four-wheeled all through the Arizona Strip and the mountains above Mesquite. We enjoyed finding new back roads to come thru the mountains to Mesquite.After 20 years, I retired from the Henderson Presbyterian Church in Henderson, But old pastors never seem to die. They just get sent out to pasture and I came back to our beloved Mesquite.

Other Contacts:

Men’s Fellowship – Milt Riley

Prayer Chain – Skip Clayborn

Women’s Ministry – Christina Young

Prayer Shawl ministry – Shirley Jessup

Weekly Bible Study – Rev. Doyel

Web Editor – Kathy Souba