Central Valley Baptist Church of Cascade is where love for Jesus and love for community intersect. We have a storied history in our local community—founded as a Southern Baptist church plant nearly 40 years ago as the Cascade Baptist Church. Our collective voices and hearts continue to focus on sharing the gospel of Christ to people of all ages throughout our community. Our history anchors our commitment to fellowship, Scripture, and gospel fidelity as we look forward to improving discipleship and outreach.

We are an authentic and caring people, leaning on the abundant grace of God, while encouraging one another in love, unity, and good works. In so many ways, we reflect our local community, and as we seek to grow in our faith, we look forward to the day that we reflect our Lord and Savior Jesus—a journey, we as a family in Christ, walk together.

Our Pastor

Richard, Gracie, Karen Iddings

Pictured: Richard Iddings (Pastor), Gracie Iddings (daughter), Karen Iddings (wife)

Richard Iddings


Beloved, let us love one another…” (1 John 4:7) It is love, love for God, love for neighbor, and love for the people of Cascade that brought Pastor Richard and his family to our beautiful community. And so, in August of 2021, Richard accepted the call to be the pastor of Central Valley Baptist Church of Cascade. He is a passionate teacher of God’s word, seeking to encourage people through the profound depths of God’s holiness, faithfulness, and love—attributes modeled in the gospel of Christ. He is a committed advocate for healthy marriage and family, a proponent of biblical manhood, and a champion for robust ecclesiology.

Richard is a voracious reader and a Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Karen and they have a daughter, Gracie. The Iddings family loves being outdoors—hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing—if it is outdoors, chances are good they enjoy the activity.

CVB Team

Joseph Bedford

Music Director

Bedford Family

Pictured: Blaire, Amber (Piano), Joseph (Director), Blake

Kathy Rohrig

Women’s Ministry Director

Kathy Rohrig

Pictured: Kathy Rohrig

Jim Sechler

Discipleship Director

Tricia & Jim Sechler
Pictured: Tricia and Jim Sechler

Karen Iddings

Children Ministry Director

Bedford Family

Pictured: Marilyn Griggs, Karen Iddings, Gracie Iddings, and Carrell Morton


Tom Byrne

Tom & Joanne Byrne

Pictured: Tom Byrne (Deacon) with Joanne Byrne (Wife)

Eric Thompson

Eric & Carla Thompson

Pictured: Eric Thompson (Deacon) with Carla Thompson (Wife)

Forrest Griggs

Forrest & Marilyn Griggs

Pictured: Forrest Griggs (Deacon) with Marilyn Griggs (Wife)

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, who stand by night in the house of the LORD! Lift up your hands to the holy place and bless the LORD!”

– Psalm 134:1-2