Meet our Pastor

Pastor Steven C. Valles

       Pastor Steven C. Valles is a native of Springfield, Ohio. He graduated from Mt. Vernon Academy     (High School) Andrews University (B.A.) and Andrews University Theological Seminary (M. Div.) It is   Pastor Valles’ passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people possible in as many ways as possible. His motto is the instruction of Jesus; “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.” John 12:32.

       Pastor Valles comes to The Parkwood Seventh-day Adventist church after 28 years of ministry. He is   convinced that God loves us like we are, but doesn’t leave us like we are! He has lead out in Revelation Seminars; Youth Crusades; Tent meetings, and Spiritual formation workshops, seeing many accept Jesus as their personal Savior.

       Pastor Valles is blessed to be married to the former Carla Daniels. Together they have accepted the call of God working as a team combining their gifts for God’s glory. Blessed with five children, Pastor “V” and “Lady V” give God praise for enriching their lives through family! First Lady Valles is a dynamic reacher, teacher and play write. “Looking for My Boaz”; “The Mission”; and “Another Intelligent Black Man” are a few of her works.

      He has served as Chaplain in Air National Guard; blessed to purchase church home on Cleveland’s Westside; been the guest speaker for youth weeks of prayer; youth events; and currently has helped the City of Toledo’s Education Sub Committee for Criminal Justice Reform task force. An avid bird watcher, reader of biographies, runner and sports enthusiast; Pastor Valles believes that life is truly measured not so much in years of life, but in life of years.

      It is Pastor Valles’ privilege and humble honor to be called serve Christ in Toledo, Ohio. He looks forward to meeting you.