Valley Bible Church - Deacon Francisco Aceves

Francisco was born in Weslaco, Texas, but grew up in Bakersfield, California. He lived in Bakersfield most his life and moved to the Antelope Valley in March of 2000, to begin the Deaf Ministry at Valley Bible.

Francisco gave his life to Christ in 1979 while at Pierce College, majoring in General Arts. A friend took him to a college group, where he heard the gospel for the first time, and made a commitment to Christ.

Francisco Aceves

He is currently in the ELD (Ethnic Leadership Development) program, which was started by the Home Mission Board and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at Valley Bible, Francisco was a deacon and chairperson at Bakersfield Deaf Fellowship Chapel for 10 years.

His role as a full-time Pastor overseeing our Deaf Ministry includes: sermons and teaching adult Sunday school and Wednesday night Bible Studies, along with prayer meetings and leader's meetings. He is training some of the deaf congregation for leadership roles within the Deaf Ministry.

Both Francisco and his wife, Dora, are deaf. Their four sons, Alex, Cisco, Daniel and Isaac are all hearing. He enjoys spending time with them when his schedule allows, as well as pursuing art and miming from time to time for special events.

"I am very blessed to have the opportunity to reach out to the deaf community in this way. God has provided me with everything I need and I praise Him for that!" Francisco signed before quoting Ephesians 1:3, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ."