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About V1

About V1

We exist to help people see that

God is more than they believe.

With meager beginnings in 1928, brave men and women of God overcame relentless spiritual attacks and built our church on prayer and the Presence of God.


Our world is changing at lightning speed, but there is one thing that has not changed: the power of the gospel and a Spirit-filled church.


Visalia First has a long history of reaching people in our community and around the world with the one thing that can change a person's life more than anything: the Gospel of Jesus Christ.




God's Presence

Life Change

Authentic Relationships

Pastor Mark Merrill

After being elected as Lead Pastor in early 2022, Merrill and his family relocated from the state of Georgia, where he served as the Georgia Network Superintendent for the Assemblies of God. Prior to that role, he pastored The Assembly at Warner Robins. His passion is to strengthen the local church in ways that bring renewal and revitalization. He is a graduate of George Fox Evangelical Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry degree in Semiotics, Church, & Culture.

Lead Pastor

16 Fundamental Truths

Visalia First is affiliated with the Assemblies of God denomination. Along with the AG, we subscribe to 16 fundamental truths. 

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