Mountain Vista Baptist Church was started by Pastor Neal Holmes on October 14, 2001, and from the beginning has been a church on a mission to reach others with the wonderful story of God’s love for mankind.
For more than 15 years Mountain Vista Baptist Church has served Sierra Vista and the surrounding area with the love of Christ and desire to see others come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
In the spring of 2017, Mountain Vista Baptist Church called Robert Perry to be it’s pastor. After working alongside founding pastor Neal Holmes, for a few months, Pastor Perry assumed the role of Lead Pastor on the last Sunday of July 2017.
From its humble beginnings, in storefronts and rented properties, to its location today on 4 acres with beautiful Church facilities, God has always been the focus.
Robert Perry, Lead Pastor
Pastor Robert Perry grew up in a Christian home, was saved at the age of 6, and was called to preach at age 16. He graduated from Hyles Anderson College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Theology, and a Master of Religious Education in Biblical Studies from West Coast Baptist College in 2021. Pastor Perry served as Assistant Pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas for 9 years and was called to Pastor Mountain Vista Baptist Church in the spring of 2017. Pastor Perry was married to his wife, Jennifer, in June of 2008 and they have 3 wonderful children.
Steven Perse, Assistant Pastor
Bro. Steven Perse was saved at the age of 7 and surrendered to preach at the age of 15. He graduated from Bethel Baptist College of Jacksonville, Arkansas in May of 2018 with his bachelors degree in Pastoral Theology. God called him and his wife, Mrs. Brianna Perse, to Mountain Vista Baptist Church to be the youth/assistant pastor.
“I am extremely excited for what the Lord has in store for my family and Mountain Vista Baptist Church.” – Bro. Steven Perse
Brianna Perse, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Brianna Perse grew up in a Christian home at Bible Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She was saved at the age of 15 and graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in 2016. Bro. Steven and Mrs. Brianna grew up together and were married in January of 2018.
“My husband’s and my greatest desire is to love, and invest in God’s people and young people just as we were.” Mrs. Brianna Perse
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Adults are finding out that learning, fun, and fellowship can be found at the same place. Come join us this Sunday at 10:00 AM to find out what is going on, and how you can be a part of the best adult Bible study in town.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Bible study groups are not just for adults either. We have classes where kids can come and learn about God. At Mountain Vista, we love our children and enjoy showing them that church is a fun place to be. Therefore we have many activities in the Sunday School Class that go along with the lesson and aid in teaching children the truths of the Bible. They will have the opportunity to sing songs, play games, and even win prizes. Sunday School is a place for all children to come and have fun learning about God.
Mountain Vista Baptist Church believes in reaching out to our community. One way that we are able to do exactly this is through our Bus Ministry. We have routes running all around Sierra Vista and the surrounding areas picking up children and adults, and providing them transportation to church. We offer a quality group of members that work and drive our buses. If you or your child would like a ride to church please contact us.
The most important thing to our families is the instruction and protection of our children. Here at Mountain Vista, you will find one of the most qualified nurseries in the state. We have very caring and sweet ladies that provide excellent service for you and your child. This allows you to fully participate in the preaching and fellowship of the church service while knowing that your child is in good hands, being watched by qualified caregivers.
Our youth groups meets every Sunday at 10:00 AM and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. We focus heavily on teaching practical Bible lessons and building strong relationships with God, parents, and friends. Youth Group is the best place to meet friends, learn the Bible, and have an awesome time. We teach on topics that deal with dating, parents, school, future career, image, and so many other topics.
PATCH THE PIRATE CLUBS (during the school year)
Who is going to fill the shoes of our great leaders in this world if we fail to raise up our children to serve and worship God? Mountain Vista has found a program that works in teaching Biblical truths and convictions to children. For many years, Patch Club has been one of the best things in the life of many Mountain Vista Baptist Church children. We provide a place for kids, ages 3 through 12, to come have fun, sing about God, and learn valuable life-lessons while doing so. Patch The Pirate Clubs meets every Wednesday and it is an excellent program to excite children in their walk with God. For more information please contact Mountain Vista Baptist Church.