On February 15, 1982 an informal meeting was held at the home of Fred Holdsworth (Windmill Hill Rd., Dublin) to discuss the feasibility of starting a church in Dublin. From this meeting a steering committee was established which resulted in the beginnings of MVBC which held its first service (Charter Sunday) on June 15, 1982. Mel Moody became the pastor. The history of MVBC from its earliest days has been knit together with the ministry of Dublin Christian Academy.
A few years later John Peterson was brought on as assistant pastor. John left in 1992. Bob Emberley began as assistant pastor in June, 1992. Pastor Mel passed away in April, 1994 and Pastor Bob became senior pastor by church vote that May.
Pastor Bob resigned as pastor in November, 2008, and Jared Baldwin became pastor in August of 2009.
The officers of MVBC have the annual reports and other pertinent documents from which some of the details of the history of the church can be pieced together. Details such as members, financial records, events, projects, church decisions, and programs. However the true history of the church is found in the people who have gathered from a mutual hunger to hear the Word of God clearly taught and proclaimed and who had a desire to make the gospel of Christ (Who is the central theme of Scripture, John 5:29) known.