Our Pastor


Pastor Chase Ward was brought in as Senior Pastor of Capital Baptist Church in September of 2015, and continued on as Pastor of Mountain Vista in 2018. He has many years of Youth Ministry under his belt as well as experience in Missions supporting, equipping and serving Indigenous Pastors in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He has a heart for the Global Church and for God’s Word. His wife Gemma is his fiercest support and together they have six children.

Our Associate Pastor


Paul Sherman and his wife Brittany have five Children; Ivan, Kaylee, Madelynn, Owen, Charles, and Selah. They love to spend time at Lake Tahoe in the summer, playing games, hiking, or just hanging out at the house (especially in the cold winter days). Paul is the associate pastor and heads up the music ministry, and education ministry here at Mountain Vista Baptist Church. Paul has worked at MVBC since Fall of 2018.

Our Office Manager and Youth Director


He graduated from Shasta Bible College in 2017 with a B.A. in Bible & Theology. He and his wife Aubrey were married in the fall of 2018. As Youth Director he seeks to equip our youth with the tools and knowledge to be able to properly interpret the Bible, apply it to their lives, and give answer for the hope within them. Brenden volunteered as Youth Director starting in the Fall of 2019 and came on part-time staff February of 2021, he started as Office Manager in December of 2019.



We link our arms and hearts with other Baptists (and like-minded Christians) here in Northern Nevada and around the world in order to reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our preaching is mostly expositional, and typically through books of the Bible.


Mountain Vista offers opportunities for worship and ministry. We have ministries for people of all ages, from infants through adults. We’d love to get to know you and have the privilege of sharing Christ’s love with you! Join us this Sunday…come treasure God with us!


Chase Ward

Paul Sherman

what we believe

The Statement of Faith of Mountain Vista is The Baptist Faith and Message (2000), which was adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. It can be read in full at www.sbc.net, including scriptural support, or a hard copy can be obtained in the church office. A summary of The Baptist Faith and Message (2000), is as follows:


There is one and only one living and true God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God the Son in His incarnation as Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived in sinless obedience, was crucified as a substitute for sinners, rose from the dead and ascended to the Father as Lord of all. He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. God the Holy Spirit, fully divine, inspired the Scriptures; exalts Christ; convicts men of sin, righteousness and judgment; calls men to the Savior; effects regeneration; and seals the believer until the day of redemption. This triune God, infinite in holiness and all other perfections, is worthy of our highest love, reverence and obedience.


Salvation comes by grace alone through repentance and faith in Christ alone. God the Father sent his Son into the world. God the Son, Jesus Christ, obtained eternal redemption for the believer by His own blood. God the Holy Spirit regenerates sinners, by which they are justified, enabled in sanctification and glorified. Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.


God made man in His own image, male and female, as the crowning work of His creation. Man has been separated from God because of sin and is under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.  As image bearers of God, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of himself. It is truth without any mixture of error and, therefore, totally true and trustworthy. It is a testimony to Christ, who is himself the focus of divine revelation. It has salvation for its end, is the center of Christian union and is the supreme standard by which all else is judged.


Following the pattern of the New Testament, the church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the gospel, governed by Christ through his word, seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. The ordinances of the church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all ages, believers from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.


Christians are under obligation to make the will of Christ supreme in their own lives and in their families, seeking to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth and brotherly love. They are to pray and to labor that the Kingdom may come on earth, while awaiting the full consummation of the Kingdom at the return of Jesus Christ.

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Discipleship Process


We gather together corporately as believers in our Sunday Morning Services. This time is focused on fellowship, singing, prayer, and hearing the Word of God taught (Heb 10:24, Acts 2:1, 20:7, I Cor 16:1-2). This is step one in the discipleship process (We Gather), meeting together.


We grow together corporately as believers in our Sunday School Classes and bible Studies. This time is focuses on smaller group prayer, teaching, and application of Scripture through books of the Bible and through topical studies (II Pet 3:18, Col 1:9-10, 2:6-7, II Pet 1:5-8, Eph 4:13-16). This is step two in the discipleship process (We Grow),growing together.


We go corporately and individually serving both believers and our community. The Holy Spirit has given us gifts that are to be used for the building up of the Body of Christ (Eph 4, I Cor 12, Rom 12). This is step three in the discipleship process (We Go), serving others through the gifts of the Spirit.