9200 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 297-3900

Welcome to CDO Bible Church

Service Times: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Or Join Us Via Livestream at 9:30 a.m.

Sermon Series

Great Women of the Bible

Join us as we study great women throughout the Scriptures and their impact in the kingdom of God.  We will look at their lives, their devotion to God, and how God used them for His purposes and His glory.

Our Welcome Class is for those who would like more information about CDOBC. This class offers more information about our ministries, our organizational structure and a brief history of the church. It also serves as a membership class for those interested in becoming members. RSVP at cdobible.org/events.

Men’s Breakfast

Men’s Breakfast meets on the second Saturday of each month. Join their next breakfast on Saturday, July 13, at 8:00 a.m. in chapel hall. Come enjoy good Bible study, pastries, coffee, and fellowship.


Our Story

Canyon Del Oro Bible Church is located in Oro Valley, Arizona on the northwestern edge of Tucson. The church is a member of the Venture Church Network Southwest (formerly Southwest Church Connection) which has been in existence since 1948. The church property adjoins Pusch Ridge of the Catalina Range of the Coronado National Forest and has a view overlooking Oro Valley.

The church was started as a satellite by Palo Verde Baptist Church in central Tucson on property that was given to them by the Egleston family estate. The land donation is restrictive in that the property can be used only for religious and educational purposes. Sixteen acres of the larger parcel were deeded over to CDOBC after incorporation. The remaining land became the home of a Christian high school which became Pusch Ridge Christian Academy when it transferred ownership from Palo Verde Baptist to Catalina Foothills Church.

Pastor Thereon Smith was the primary motivator for our church when he was the pastor of Palo Verde Baptist in the mid-1970’s. For about a year, a few people met in the nearby high school while the building was constructed. Many in the congregation of Palo Verde Baptist gave time, money and labor to build the church. In 1977, when the building was finished, the congregation began to grow. Pastor Smith shared his time between CDOBC and Palo Verde Baptist. About a year later, we called our first pastor, Michael Sandusky, who stayed for a year and a half. There were a number of interim pastors who ministered at CDOBC until they called the next permanent pastor.

Easter, 1983, Pastor J. Daniel O’Donnell and his wife, Jane, began their ministry with us. The church grew to between 200 and 300. Pastor O’Donnell resigned in January, 2000, to begin the work of starting a church in a Phoenix suburb.

In August 2001, Pastor Steve Van Kley was called as Senior Pastor. He received his Master of Divinity from Western Seminary, a Conservative Baptist seminary, in 1995. Prior to coming to Tucson, Pastor Steve was a youth pastor for twelve years. His family includes his wife Kim, and their children Brian and Jessica.

In the summer of 2003, the membership gave full approval to our growth plan which began to lay the foundation for the future ministry of CDOBC. In 2006, the church began Phase 1 of the building project. This included more room in the sanctuary and additional Christian Education space. In 2016, the church completed Phase 2 of the building project, with Phase 3 and 4 following in 2017. These projects included new office and lobby space, a new kitchen, a new sanctuary complex and parking lot, and a new student and children’s ministry buildings. We are excited to see how the Lord will continue to grow and expand the influence of this church for His Kingdom in the years to come!


A mission statement is a purpose statement – why do we exist, and what is our main task? It’s something that we will continue to strive towards as long as God enables us. Canyon Del Oro Bible Church is committed to:

“Reaching people for Christ and helping them grow in their faith”

We seek to accomplish this mission as we stand on the core values of 1) Vibrant Worship, 2) Helpful Ministry, 3) Gospel Focus, 4) Christian Growth and 5) Biblical Faithfulness. We also pursue this mission with the vision that “We will transform our community for Christ by equipping and mobilizing Christians to live out and share the Gospel.”

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