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3900 Cleveland at 39th Street

Groves, Texas 77619


Val Verde Baptist Church

Is an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. Preaching the word of God to the surrounding areas. Port Arthur, Beaumont, Vidor, Nederland, Port Neches, Groves and Bridge City Texas.


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Dr. Shelton  Smith

Dr. Shelton Smith

Role: Preacher
Dr. Smith, a native of Kentucky, was born December 4, 1942. He was saved in September 1951. He announced his call to preach on January 6, 1957 as a fourteen year old high school freshman. A pastor for 34 years, including seventeen years at the Church of the Open Door (independent Baptist) in Westminster, Maryland, he led the Church of the Open Door to grow from fewer than 200 per Sunday to an average exceeding 1,500 per Sunday and more than 3,000 members with high days exceeding 2,000 several times a year. Hundreds were saved and baptized each year. Dr. Smith is married (47 years) to Betty Elaine (Womble) Smith. They have two children, Davina and Marlon, and six grandchildren, Jessica, Nicole, Susanna, Caroline, Jonathan and Daniel.
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