A city church with a country atmosphere

Sunday Services:
Cowboy Service
8:30 a.m.

Indoor Service
10:30 a.m.

Phone
951-734-4825
951-735-1633

 

Alton Vance - Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alton Vance, Pastor

Pastors Picture

Alton and his wife Pat have served Norco Christian Church since January of 1976.

In 1991 Alton received his Masters of Theology Degree from Hope International University, Fullerton California.

His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri, -1969.

Alton helped establish a new church in El Paso, Texas, Westside Christian Church, from 1972-1976.

He also served as Youth Minister to Ridgecrest Christian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1966 to 1972.

He was born and raised on a farm in Shavanoo Valley in Montrose, Colorado.

 

 

A Message from the Pastor

Having had the wonderful opportunity to live in the same community for over 35 years has been a privilege. The city of Norco and Norco Christian Church have provided opportunities that could not have been possible anywhere else in the world.

Norco is a city of about 30,000 people. There are as many horses within the city limits of Norco as there are people. It is no wonder that Norco adopted and registered their slogan, "Horsetown USA." Norco has, for many years, presented its mission statement as "City Living in a Country Atmosphere."

Norco is a city of just over 14 square miles and has over 100 miles of equestrian trails within the city limits. There are very few concrete sidewalks in Norco. The Santa Ana River and Hidden Valley Animal Reserve both provide other wonderful equestrian riding opportunities for animal owners.

It was in 1989 that NCC decided it was important to be in tune with our community and we began an outdoor service so horse owners could ride their horses to service. It started as a small Sunday School class that eventually grew into a second worship service every Sunday morning.

The church has built a complete outdoor worship area with steel hitching posts for horses. However even for those who do not ride their horses to church the outdoor worship experience has become meaningful and important to all of our worshipers. It has been a wonderful 35 year experience.

Oh, one more thing, we will meet inside our building if the weather is inclement.