You Will Be Among Friends

This has been our motto for many years. We find it an opportunity and a privilege to meet new people. If you are visiting or looking for a church home, please feel free to stop by. If you are interested in uniting with this part of God's people, please call the Church office. We, the Session of Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church of Mc Calla, Alabama, reaffirm our belief in the Holy Bible as the authoritative and divinely-inspired Word of God. In our decision-making, we pledge to be guided first by the Bible and then by the Books of Order and Confessions, as currently written and ratified by the congregations of the Presbyterian Church. Furthermore, the Session recommits itself and the congregation to continuing its focus on the mission and evangelism work of the Church.

One Congregation, Many people

We loved Christ and ministered in His name for more than 125 years at FPCB before we felt a calling to refashion our ministry. The location has changed but the telling of the old, old story of Christ’s love for all has not changed.

Our Mission

Magnify God
Make Disciples
Meet Human Need

Our Purpose

To be a community of Christ followers who:
Worship in spirit and in truth (John 4. 23)
Teach the Word of God (2 Timothy 3. 16-17)
Nurture one another for growth (Romans 12.10)
Bond to support one another in joy and need (Philippians 1.7-8)
Disciple those who don’t know Christ (Matthew 28.19-20)
And serve in mission in the community (Matthew 25.31-46)

Our Vision

To reach the greater McCalla community and expand the Kingdom of God by displaying the love of Christ and connecting with people of all walks of life through our creative services, discipleship, and outreach.

What We Believe

•We Praise God’s Majesty, Holiness, and Providence

•God Creates, Sustains, Rules, and Redeems the World

•God Made the World and God Can Let the World be as God Chooses

•God Chooses to Love the World and Us

•Jesus Christ is the Son of God

•Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church

•God Raised Jesus From the Dead to Save Us From Sin

•Jesus Blesses the Children, Heals the Sick, Rescues the Captives, and Cares For the Outcasts of the World

•The Holy Spirit is Christ’s Gift to the Church

•The Spirit Makes Us One

•The Spirit Keeps the Church Alive

•The Spirit Gives Us Power to do the Work of Jesus, to be His Hands, Feet and Body in the World

•The Words of the Bible are Inspired By God

•The Old Testament and the New Testament are Part of One Book

•The Bible is God’s Unique and Authoritative Witness to Jesus Christ in the Church Universal

•The Bible is God’s Word to Us

•Sin is a Condition of the Heart, a Spiritual Sickness that Separates Us From God

•God Reached Out Through the Greatest Possible Love and Compassion and Saved Us Through Jesus Christ

•God Triumphed Over Sin Through Jesus’Death and Resurrection 

We firmly believe in and uphold the Essential Tenents and Confessional Standards as written by ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.


Confessional Standards

The Nicene Creed

The Apostle’s Creed

The Scots Confession

The Heidelberg Catechism

The Second Helvetic Confession

The Westminster Confession of Faith

The Westminster Larger Catechism

The Westminster Shorter Catechism

The Theological Declaration of Barmen

The Confession of 1967

A Brief History of Faith

This collection is theologically faithful, ecclesiastically appropriate, and organizationally suitable.  The Book of Confessions contains the confessions that we have taken vows to receive.  It also embodies the Reformed understanding of the way confessions function in the life of the church.