Vista Grande Church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, and agrees with the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message which can be read in full here.
VGC is also a member of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, and locally the Central Baptist Association.

What We Believe

HOLY BIBLE-The Holy Bible was written by men inspired by God and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. 
GOD-There is one, and only one, living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of people, who also have free will. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.  God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Human Beings- We are the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created us as the crowning work of His creation.
Jesus- Jesus was born of a virgin and as the Son of God, he is all God and all man. He died on a cross to take the punishment for our sins and rose from the dead three days later. We are called to accept who he is, what he has done for us, and follow him as Lord and Savior of our life.
Salvation- Everyone has sinned (broken God’s law) and therefore, are destined to be separated forever (hell) from God. God provided for salvation from this by sending Jesus to take the punishment for our sin in our place. We can accept this gift of salvation by placing our faith in Jesus and asking for forgiveness for our sin.
Baptism- Baptism is an important ordinance of the church. After a person has placed their faith in Jesus and asked for forgiveness, they spiritually are a new person. Jesus gave us the example of baptism by immersion. This is a picture of the old being buried and then rising up as a new person. Baptism is not required for salvation, but is an act of obedience.
Communion- (Lord’s Supper) This is an important symbolic remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made, taking the punishment in our place for our sin. 
PASTOR – Zeth Smith



Brad King moved into the Sandia Park area with his wife Carolyn in 2011, visited Vista Grande Church first, and never left.  Brad’s background is in aviation having undergraduate degrees in engineering and aeronautics as well as Master’s degrees in aeronautics and aviation management;  he flew F-15 fighters in the Air Force, worked in advanced design and program engineering with the Northrop Corporation, and has been an airline captain for FedEx for over 20 years.  He and Carolyn came to Christ later in life and have powerful testimonies highlighting the grace of God.  Their one daughter, Michelle Lynn, lives out of state and is dearly loved.  You may contact Brad at or call/text at (636) 288-1008.

Stan McCoy was born in Las Vegas, NM to a Baptist minister who worked for over three decades in university student ministry. His mom and dad gave him a solid foundation in biblical teaching as well as setting an example for loving others, and how to serve them. Stan worked for graphic design and advertising businesses for nearly three decades before recently embarking on an entrepreneurial venture. Stan has two daughters and has been married to his wife Analee for 30 years (and counting). Contact Stan at or 505-250-5393.
Fred Woodfin