New to TVBC


Visiting Teays Valley Baptist Church

Visiting any church, especially a large one, for the very first time can be intimidating.  Well, we want to put you at ease. Your first visit to Teays Valley Baptist will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home”!


When are the services?


9:30am – Sunday School
10:30am – Morning Worship Service
6:00pm – Evening Worship Service (5:00pm January – March)


6:45pm – Awana Clubs (2 years – 12th Grade, during school year)
7:00pm – Prayer Meeting

How do I get to TVBC?

We are located at 3926 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, WV. Take Exit 39 from I-64, and turn south on Route 34 toward Hurricane. We are approximately 1 mile on the right. A map is located on the Connect page.

What can I expect on my first visit to TVBC?

Our church buildings are visible immediately from the main road. Near the top of the hill you will see two buildings that host most of the youth Sunday school classes as well as our Wednesday night prayer meeting. At the bottom of the hill is the main sanctuary. When you enter the main sanctuary, you will be greeted by our ushers who can also answer any questions you may have about the service and help you find a seat. Once the service has started, you will enjoy a few songs by our great adult choir as well as some special music. Pastor John Smith will welcome everyone and extend a special greeting to all of our first time attenders. Please raise your hand so we can properly thank you for joining us. The C.A.R.E. Team will give you a welcome packet which has some information about our church as well as a contact sheet. You only need to fill out the information you are comfortable sharing. The most important thing on there is your prayer requests. A C.A.R.E. Team member will pick up your sheet, pray for your specific requests, and thank the Lord for your attendance. The music is followed by a clear, helpful, powerful message by our Senior Pastor, Dr. John D. Smith. The service is about an hour in length.  You are also welcome to join any of our Sunday school classes which begin at 9:30am. These classes are divided by age group and will allow you to have an opportunity to meet some of our members, fellowship, and enjoy a Bible lesson.

What about my Children?

We have an excellent nursery staff that has been through required child-care training.  They will care for your child during the service so that you can enjoy the message. You will be given a number which will appear on our child monitoring system (visible from the main sanctuary) should your child need you for any reason. Our 2 and 3 year old class, Little B’s, is also equipped with the child monitoring system. This class will offer your child play time, a snack, and an enjoyable Bible lesson from one of our caring teachers. These classes are available during each of our main services – Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday night prayer meeting. There is something for children of every age during Sunday School and AWANA Clubs on Wednesdays. We would love to have your children join us in any of these exciting classes! We also have Sunday Night Kids’ Club for 4 year olds through 2nd Grade.

What about my Teens?

Our youth group, 9th-12th grade, meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm for Terrific Tuesday which involves a time of fellowship, games, Bible study, verse memorization, and a message from the Word of God. Once a month the teens enjoy “Tasty Terrific Tuesday” where the service is followed by food and fellowship in our activity building. The teens meet on a separate night of the week so that they can also participate in our Wednesday night prayer meeting. Many times the youth ensemble will sing, a teen will play the piano or sing a special song, and the young men will help take up the offering. We encourage our teens to get involved and serve God with their talents. 6th-8th Graders are part of the 24/7 Ministries which meets on Wednesday evenings at 7pm during prayer meeting in conjunction with the AWANA Program for younger children.

How should I dress?

There is no dress code at Teays Valley Baptist for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is for you to feel welcome on your visit here at TVBC!

Who is the Pastor?

Our Senior Pastor, Dr. John D. Smith, has been leading Teays Valley Baptist for over 37 years. Please click on the link above to read more about Pastor John. You can also find videos of his preaching through our media page. Visit our Pastoral Staff page for more information on the staff of TVBC.

Other questions?

If there’s something we missed on this list, contact us or ask someone when you arrive. Whether you’re new to the area and looking for a church home or it’s been a long time since you’ve attended church at all, we hope your first visit at Teays Valley Baptist will be a great experience! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you’ll feel right at home from the very first moment you step into TVBC! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!