11209 N. Houston Mesa Road, Payson, AZ 85541, US

(928) 474-9385

Pastor: Cecil R. Hopson

Pastor: Cecil R. Hopson

Pastor: Cecil R. HopsonPastor: Cecil R. Hopson

About Us


The EVBC Experience

11209 No. Houston Mesa Road

East Verde Baptist Church of Whispering Pines is situated in the beautiful setting of tall Ponderosa pines along side the East Verde River, just below the Mogollon Rim. We are a small congregation with a heart for ministering to the unique area around us. Most churches minister to a given neighborhood. Our members and friends of the church come from the communities of Flowing Springs, Payson, Mesa Del Caballo, Beaver Valley Estates, Geronimo Estates, Rim Trail, Verde Glen, Cowan Ranch, Bonita Creek as well as Whispering Pines. Some of our faithful members travel as much as 18 miles. This is a special place to meet and worship our God. All are welcome.

About one-half of our members are full-time residents while the other half leave for the warmer climate of the valley for the winter months. We are known for our close-knit fellowship. Like the early New Testament church, we are always ready to lend a helping hand. Our monthly fellowship meals are very special. Our members have a wide variety of occupational and professional skills (most are retired) which gives us much experience from which to draw. All are welcome and are sure to find themselves "feeling right at home."



Member: Southern Baptist Convention, Arizona Southern Baptist Association, Valley Rim Association


Worship and Study

Sunday School                 9:15 AM

Worship Service             10:30 AM

Wednesday Bible Study   7:00 PM    

Welcome to EVBC's Facebook Video Schedule

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Scheduled Conferences

Church Services

Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - Pastor Cecil

Info & News


Ladies Bible Study

The  Ladies Bible Study is currently revisiting Esther, by Beth Moore

Coming events

Calendar for 2020

March - Sunday, Mar. 8th - St. Patty's Day Pot Luck following services

April - Sunday, April 12th - "Son Arose" service followed by Easter Brunch, then church service at regular time

May - Sunday, May 2rd - Cinco de Mayo Pot Luck following services

June - Sunday, June 21st - BBQ supper and dancing under the stars to the "oldies" tunes

July - Sunday, July 5th - All American Pot Luck following church services

August - Sunday, Aug. 9th - Ice Cream Social 5:00 PM at church. Stay for games and chit-chat

September - Sunday, Sept. 13th - Grillin' and smokin' and all things BBQ

October - Saturday, Oct. 10th ??? Mystery Dinner 5:00 PM

November - Saturday, Nov. 7th 5:00 PM - Community Thanksgiving Dinner

December - Sunday, Dec. 6th- Pizza for lunch followed by decorating the church for the  

                        Christmas season

                     - Sunday, Dec. 20th - Evening of Christmas carols and Chili supper

Calendar for 2021

January - Sunday, Jan. 3rd - After services - "Whatever!!" Pot Luck followed by un-decorating the church 

Directions to EVBC

From the south and east: Come through Payson, go north on 87 to Houston Mesa Road (at Home Depot), turn right on Houston Mesa Rd. and go approx. 11 miles to the junction of Houston Mesa and the Control Road (FR64).

From the North on 87: As you enter Payson, turn left on Houston Mesa Rd. Drive to the Control Road as above.