History During the summer of 1991, a group gathered to explore the viability of beginning a new church in the East Valley. Following months of prayer, discussion and planning, the decision was made to start a new church, that church is now known as East Valley Bible Church. As expected, making that dream a reality proved to be a challenge. With no congregation, no place to meet, and no financial resources, the Organizing Committee began a Herculean task. Potential attendees, volunteers, and those desiring to exercise their gifts within the newly formed Body were interviewed. The information gathered was analyzed, discussed and debated, and after a great deal of thought, planning and prayer, a strategic plan was determined. This plan was not the vision of a few, but of many. We knew these plans were not infallible, nor were they written in stone. They represented a whole-hearted attempt to define, direct and lead EVBC in what we hoped was God's plan for our future. In Acts 2:42 Luke describes the activities of the First Century Church: "And they were continually devoting themselves to the Apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." These four elements of teaching, fellowship, the Lord's supper, and prayer, became the foundational components of our corporate worship.