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Animas Valley Church Welcomes You

"Your Name and renown are the desire of our hearts." -Isaiah 26:8

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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


We believe in the deity and, humanity of Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, his vicarious atoning death through his shed blood, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, his present rule as head of the church and his personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man revelation by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells a christian an enables them to live a godly life.

We believe that all those who die in God's grace through faith are assured eternal salvation.  Those who die in a state of sin and unbelief suffer the punishment of eternal separation from God in hell.

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The Team

Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. 

Ephesians 4:11-12


Fritz and Cindy Polk

Fritz - Pastor
Cindy - Bible Study and Missions

Two sinners who desperately needed saved from themselves. We are eternally grateful for Jesus! Above all, we are nothing apart from Christ.


Biola University - Missions & Intercultural Studies, Recreation and Camping.

Fritz's desire is to live life in such a way that others will look to Jesus. He teaches history at Aztec High, is a chaplain for the sheriffs dept. and has pastored AVC for over 20 years.


NMSU, Southwestern Bible College, Biola University.

Cindy desires to love God with all her heart, soul and mind. She has lead several mission trips and disaster relief efforts and currently leads bible studies on Wednesday nights.

Fritz and Cindy have been married since 1980. They have raised 3 children and now enjoy 4 precious grandchildren. 


Caleb and Christie Robison

 Youth Group Leaders 

Caleb and Christie have been married since 2006. They live in Aztec and are raising 3 rambuctious children. They have been part of AVC for many years. Christie teaches English at Aztec High and Caleb teaches History.  They have a heart for youth and enjoy teaching them about God's grace, mercy, and love. They lead youth group on Wednesday nights as well as participating in many activities in AVC.


Sandy Efird

Lead Vocals/Guitar

Sandy has been a member of the worship team at AVC since 2008. Sandy and her husband Phillp have been married since 2003 and have 3 childern.  She loves music and has been involved in music and theater since her youth. She helps direct and produce annual productions with Bible Alive Theater, teaches drama for children and youth at Selah Fine Arts, and loves to worship God in song. Sandy blesses AVC with her musical talents and voice every Sunday as we worship the Lord together.


Sandi Root

Children's Church/Financials

Sandi has been an invaluable member of AVC for many years. She has 2 adult children. She has taught preschoool and children's church since her kids were little. She has a love for children and also works as a bus driver when she is not serving at the church. She oversees the church finances and keeps the church running smoothly on a day to day basis. She desires to love Jesus whole-heartedly and for everyone to know the love of the Savior.

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Joplin, Missouri Tornado Aftermath

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And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15


Partners Relief & Development is a small, grassroots, Christian organization. Because Jesus laid down His life for us, we are propelled to love others in areas affected by conflict and oppression with actions and in truth (1 John 3:16-18) so that they might live free, full lives.


Frontiers is working to fulfill the Great Commission among Muslim people groups that don't know the saving message of Jesus Christ.
Our global priorities focus on the regions with the largest concentrations of unengaged Muslim people groups. To this end, we work to recruit, train, and send church planting teams to live in the Muslim world.

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Contact Animas Valley Church

500 Sabena St
Aztec, New Mexico

(505) 330-8101

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