OUR HISTORY - then & now
Cache Valley Bible Church held its first services in September 1965. The church was started by Ira and Eleanor Ransom. Cache Valley Bible Church's first meetings werein their home but as the church grew it moved to various locations on the campus of Utah State University. Eventually it met in the auditorium of Edith Bowen School.
In 1979 the Cache Valley Bible Church began construction on its property at 1601 North 400 East in North Logan. This facility served as the church's home until its current facility was purchased in 2012. For many Cache Valley Bible was known as "that little church in the fields."
When Pastor Ira Ransom left Cache Valley Bible Church to plant a church in Brigham City, Pastor Mike McDowell was called to serve the church. In 1982, Pastor Mark DeMateo was called to fill the pastoral that was vacated. Mark and his wife Brenda were part of the church until they returned to Illinois in 1990.
At this time, Eldon Peterson was asked to provide spiritual leadership to the church. Since 1990, Eldon has served Cache Valley Bible, as their pastor. In 1991 Cache Valley Bible decided to change its association to become an Evangelical Free Church of America church As part of the EFCA, Cache Valley Bible remains fully autonomous.
Also in 1991, Cache Valley Bible decided to change its name from Cache Valley Bible Church to Cache Valley Bible Fellowship. One of the many reasons for this change was to emphasize the importance of "fellowship" in our church life. It was believed that the word church communicated more of an organizational identity than fellowship.
Cache Valley Bible Fellowship remains committed to being a Christian witness in the Cache Valley community and seeks to proclaim the gospel to all people. We have chosen to keep our theme verse which says:
For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord,
and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2 Corinthians 4:5
Today, Cache Valley Bible Fellowship remains committed to taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to our whole community as we seek to Build Relationships United in Christ.