About Us

The Valley View Seventh-day Adventist Church is a family of Christian believers who are united in mission, purpose and belief.

We seek to follow biblical principles of Christ-like living, communicating, discipling, teaching, healing, and serving.

Guided by the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:12, the Seventh-day Adventist Church strives to operate as one unified body. This body has many members, all filling different roles, but working together toward the same goal: building up the body of Christ and preparing others for His soon return (John 14:3).

Our Beliefs

We believe that God loves you, and that we are stronger when we work together!

Valley View is part of the sisterhood of churches in the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 22 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.

Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.

When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.

Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.

28 Fundamental Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.

Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.

Meet Our Team

Senior Pastor

Dr. Harold Bleckmon

Dr. Bleckmon has 35 years of pastoral experience, and has been the senior pastor at Prairie since 2014. He and his wife, Ingrid, have two children. Dr. Bleckmon has written two books: Stranded: My 20 Days at Sea, and The Disciple’s Guide to Life.

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Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Patrik Simmones

Patrik Simmones loves the outdoors, having grown up in the Pacific Northwest. Patrik came to Prairie in 2018, after completing his MDiv from the Adventist Theological Seminary.

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Head Elder

Walter Pradeshi

Walter Pradeshi is a mechanical engineer who works for the Bonneville Power Administration. Walter has been the head elder at Prairies since 2015, where he coordinates the spiritual care of church members.

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Children's Ministries Director

Patrice Hardinge

Patrice Hardinge went to University of Oregon and earned a BA and MEd in Elementary Education, then taught in the Clackamas school district for 12 years. When her first child was born she felt called to be a full-time stay-at-home mom, and has been just that to Sharica, Jamisen and Widclyff. She stays connected to her passion by leading the Children’s Ministry programs at Prairie.

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Church Secretary

Mayrai Simmones

Mayrai Simmones is the one who keeps things going at Prairie. As church secretary, she manages the weekly newsletter and the bulletin.

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510 Adventist Rd
Bluefield, WV 24701-4980

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9:30am: Bible Study

11:00am: Worship Service