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About COV~C

Church of the Valley~Corvallis is not a place, building or organization. We are one Body of Christ, a spiritual community expressed through diverse congregations. 1991 saw the formal birth of the “Church of the Valley” at the first annual Leaders Prayer Summit. We rapidly grew into a regional movement of prayer and unity involving five towns: Jefferson, Albany, Lebanon, Philomath and Corvallis. In 1999 this movement decentralized and a leadership team was formed in Corvallis. Within a year the Body of Christ in Corvallis came together for “Easter 2000”, a city-wide celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Every Thursday a variety of leaders involved in COV~Corvallis meet for prayer -- pastors, youth pastors, worship minstrels, leaders of kingdom organizations, women leaders, intercessors, leaders of marketplace and campus ministries, to intercede for Corvallis and Benton County. Alongside this ongoing investment of prayer, COV~Corvallis expresses care for the physical needs of people in our community through Love INC, a compassion “clearing house” supported by approximately fifty local congregations and organizations.
While each church and ministry in our city has its distinctive gifts and calling, we have been asking since 1999:
“What must we do better together that we can’t do on our own?” We believe that when Christ’s Body comes into health and right alignment every part works as God designed it, all gifts become operative and God’s favor brings increased synergy to our labors to seek the lost and serve the least.

Our Twofold Mission
  • To be a praying, united community of Jesus’ disciples walking together in love, demonstrating the reality of our oneness in Christ, “so that the world may believe” (Jn. 17:21-23).
  • To share the good news of the gospel with the lost and do good works for the least (1 Pe. 2:12).

Ongoing Activities of COV~Corvallis
CitiPrayer” every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, to promote koinonia fellowship and to intercede for the needs of Corvallis (1 Tim. 2).
Annual Leaders Prayer Summit, first week of February, Cannon Beach Conference Center, four days of no-agenda, Spirit-guided worship, prayer, personal retreat time and spiritual refreshment.
Week of Prayer and Fasting,Participating churches choose a week in January to do an emphasis on prayer and fasting within their body.
Adoration, an annual city-wide worship gathering, last Sunday night of January, concluding a month-long emphasis on prayer and fasting.
National Day of Prayer annual observance.