Welcome and thank you for visiting our website!!   I hope you find it informative and useful in learning more about the historic Little Brown Church in the Vale and the various ministries we provide. When I first arrived here in August of 2018 I quickly learned some key things about the Little Brown Church.   I learned that this is a unique and historic church (built between 1860-1864). I learned that the song, “Church in the Wildwood” was written describing a “Little Brown Church in the Vale” before the church was even built!   I also learned that we perform a lot of weddings – over 75,000 couples have been married here!!   Since then, I’ve discovered some even more important things about this church.


  • Yes, we have a historic church building – but we have no intention of slipping away into history!   We have a vibrant congregation with a mission and a vision to reach out to our community with the love of Christ.
  • Yes, “The Church in the Wildwood” was written before the church was built and we do sing the song at end of every Sunday service. In a sense, we were “birthed” by a song and worshipping the Lord in music and song remains a vital part of our worship service.
  • Yes, we do perform lots of weddings – apparently, some people think that’s all we do!!   Our wedding ministry is important but it’s not the main purpose of the church. Our congregation meets every Sunday at 10:30 am, to worship God, to hear the Word of God, and get equipped to serve Him and our community.

One other thing I’ve discovered since being here is that this is one of the friendliest groups of people I have ever met. You’ll always receive a warm welcome when you visit the Little Brown Church. I hope you’ll have the opportunity to visit the church at some point or come worship with us one Sunday morning. Please let us know by phone or email how we can best serve you.


Pastor Drew McHolm