Animas Valley Church Welcomes You

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


Statement of Faith

We are a non-denominational Christian church sharing God's love with children, teens, adults and families.

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only 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 Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

WE BELIEVE that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essntial.

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled 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 in unbelief suffer the punishment of hell.

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.


The Team

So 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 Chirst 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 Unversity

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 is working on his teaching degree at Fort Lewis College. 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 is married to Paul and has raised 2, now 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 and helps at ECHO preschool 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.


Sunday Message


Joplin, Missouri Tornado Aftermath


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.


Get Involved

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:10

We know you’re busy, and a million things are competing for your time.  We also know you’ll meet new friends and grow in your relationship with Jesus when you start serving.
If you would like to help out around the church please contact one of our amazing team members or call us at (505) 330-8101

Preschool and Children's Church

Each week toddlers-5th grade kids are taught the Bible in a creative, age-appropriate way. If you are passionate about childern and enjoy telling about Jesus in fun and creative way, this will be a great opportunity for you to serve. Volunteer times are Sunday morning and Wednesday nights.


Nursery is provided for our babies so moms (and dads) can enjoy and learn in service without distraction. If you want to snuggle some littles and don't mind the occasional dirty diaper

 this is the place to plug in.

Youth Group

If you love Jesus, middle and high school students, and love to have fun, youth group is a great place for you serve. Wednesday night from 6-8pm, and has a variety of different roles to volunteer.

Worship Team

If you are gifted in the area of vocal or instrumental music, we would love to have you speak with Fritz or Cindy to find out more inforamtion about  serving on the worship team. This team serves during our Sunday services and offers their gifts to God by leading others in worship through music.

Small Things Make A BIG Difference

Don't have a lot of time, but still want to help... no worries we have you covered! 

Bringing snacks for the church family to enjoy

Getting to church early to make the coffee 

Watching the kids before or after church on the playground

Clean up after church, put away snacks and coffee, make sure trashes are taken out.  


I'm New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Sunday Service

 During Covid 19 we will have church at 830 A.M. With no childern ,Nursery,or Preschool Church.

Church meets at 9:30 a.m. for prayer, followed by coffee & fellowship at 10:00 a.m. Services beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Nursery, Preschool, Childern's Church

Our children's classes are age-specific, safe, and gospel-filled. Know that they will be well cared for.

What to Wear

You’re invited to come as you are, whether it’s a suit or shorts you feel most comfortable wearing. Most of our members and attendees tend to dress casual.

Wednesday Night

  • Join us Wednesday night at 6:30 to 8:15 pm for Adult Bible Studies (child care is provided). 

  • Youth Group (6th-12th grade) 6:30 to 8:15 pm

  • Studies meet at varied times throughout the year. Please contact one of our team members or call (505) 330-8101 to find out when Bible studies are meeting. 


For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.-Matthew 6:21

In the old testament God established Tithing. Here at A.V.C. we believe tithing blesses the giver as well as the local body.

We have three ways to give

  • In person during church service

  • Mail in to the church

      Animas Valley Church

  500 E. Sabena, Aztec, NM 87410

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Contact Animas Valley Church

500 Sabena St
Aztec, New Mexico

(505) 330-8101


(505) 330-8101

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