On the weekend of April 21-22, 2018 Pioneer Valley Baptist Chapel ordained Pastor Andrew Guidara. It was rigorous for Pastor Andrew as he faced a group of six Pastors on Saturday to be interviewed to see if he qualified for the ministry of Pastor/Elder. We are so pleased to have Pastor Andrew officially become a co-Pastor at our church. This is the first time in over 40 years that we've had two Pastors. Pastor Andrew is going to continue to fill the shoes of Pastor Steve Graham as he recovers from his stroke and other major health issues. Pastor Andrew comes to us as a loving, humble Shepherd and yet he is fierce in preaching the Word of God to the congregation. Congratulations to Pastor Andrew Guidara, may the Lord bless you with a long and prosperous career. We would also like to say a special thank you to the following Pastors for coming and interviewing Pastor Andrew: Pastors Wayne Brandow, Matthew Burt, Marc Grimaldi, Christopher Powell, Robert Selph and Bishop Curtis Shaird.
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Pioneer Valley Baptist Chapel’s beginnings stretch back to 1973 at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. Two students, Earl Jackson and Steven Graham, met and became friends. Their friendship was rooted in their understanding of scripture, both, separately, and under different circumstances had come to see in the scriptures in the form of theology called Calvinistic or reformed.
Their friendship eventually led them to the establishment of Pioneer Valley Baptist Chapel in Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1975. They labored together in the early years until Pastor Jackson moved to Texas to pastor. The church continues under Pastor Graham today. We are a gathered group of baptized believers who by God’s Grace worship and serve Jesus Christ our Saviour as grace enables us.
Our church is a Charter Member of the Reformed Baptist Network (RBNet) and holds to the London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) as an expression of theological understanding taught by the scriptures. We are mission minded, supporting a variety of Mission works both at home and abroad. We are involved as a church in youth camp, Christian schooling, and other outreach and para-church ministries. We would love to have you come and visit us if traveling through New England. If you are searching for a church home, please visit or CONTACT US. We are unique, we are serious about our faith. We are zealous for our God, and we would love to meet you and have you meet us.
(We are handicap accessible with an elevator so anyone who cannot use the stairs can use the elevator. Plus we provide a live stream in the Sunday School room on the first floor).
Pastor Steven Graham
56 Perkins Street
Chicopee, Massachusetts 01013
Sunday School: 10 – 11 AM
Sunday Service: 11 AM – 1 PM
Sunday Evening: 6:30 – 8 PM
Wednesday Prayer: 6:30 – 8 PM