Frequently Asked Questions


The Velvet Ridge Church of God is located in Velvet Ridge, 4 miles north of Bald Knob, AR.

Service Times:
Sunday School – 9:45 AM
Worship – 10:40 AM
Sunday Night – 6 PM
Wednesday Night – 7 PM

Physical Address:

1188 Hwy 167 N

Bald Knob, AR  72010

Do you have Nursery/Children’s Church for my child?
The Velvet Ridge Church of God has an incredible staff of nursery workers who are trained to take care of your child. The nursery is for infants up to the age 3. It is our goal to effectively minister to your child and show them the love of Christ while you are enjoying the services here without distraction or diversion.

We also offer two separate children’s church services separated by age. Children go straight to kids church at the end of Sunday School on Sunday morning. Our ushers and door greeters will be glad to show you the locations of these areas.

Nursery is available on Sunday morning and Wednesday night.

When should I arrive?
Sunday School at the Velvet Ridge Church of God begins at 9:45AM, followed by worship at 10:40 AM on Sunday mornings. Our Sunday night service begins at 6:00PM.  Last but not least, our Wednesday night classes begin at 7:00PM. We would love for you to arrive a couple of minutes early so that we can have a chance to get to know you!

What is your church like?
We are a multigenerational congregation with various Christian backgrounds. We would consider our church to be friendly, casual, and spirit-filled.

What is the preaching and music like?
Pastor Doug Swindle knows exactly how to relate his messages to today’s culture. His messages are always challenging and life changing. The music at Velvet Ridge Church of God is a mix of today’s newest contemporary worship and timeless hymns to encourage all generations to worship!

What should I wear to church?
The Velvet Ridge Church of God is focused on ministering to your real life needs rather than focusing on what you wear. Dress generally ranges from casual blue jeans to business suit and tie attire. Everyone is welcome!

Will I be welcome at The Velvet Ridge Church of God?
Everyone is welcome at the Velvet Ridge Church of God! We welcome anyone and everyone to come worship and grow with us!

Is there security?
The safety of all our guests is very important to us!  We have a security team that monitors every door, as well as our children’s church.  Our security director, Darrick Guthrie, is trained in handling multiple types of security threats and situations.