We celebrate the work of God in and through Communities INC as we move into a new season of ministry under the name Valley Communities for Christ. Communities INC’s legacy is that it incubated, grew, and launched four vital ministries: The Men’s Equipping Network (MEN), led by KC Dickie; Children’s Champions led by Diann Widaman; City Advance, led by Pastor Sam Estes and Valley Communities for Christ, led by George Ordway. We all experienced God’s incredible favor and expansion under Communities INC. We thank each of the 450 donors who gave generously together releasing 1.2 million dollars in donations to start and grow these ministries. Change is hard but necessary.  John 12:24 shows us the spiritual principle of multiplication that releases greater spiritual fruit: “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.”

I encourage you to contact, pray for, and support each of these ministries. It has been a privilege “Connecting leaders changing lives, building healthy communities in the name of Christ “. I thank God for all of these leaders our donors and volunteers, I look forward to the hope and future God has prepared for this next season of serving.

George Ordway

Founder and Executive Director, Communities INC



Communities INC is about reaching people and restoring healthy communities. Our Founder and Executive Director, George Ordway has 29 years of experience in Christian non-profit ministry. He also spent 27 years in business where he first heard the Good News of Jesus Christ through a Christian Business Men’s Connection outreach. He immediately had a sense God was pointing him into a lifelong commitment of serving others earning the right to share the good news with others. continue reading

After five years serving at CBMC God lead George to become Chair of the Central Valley Promise Keepers Task Force. A 2000 man volunteer network was established over several years resulting in hosted two Promise Keepers events at Bulldog Stadium where 90,000 men attended. In 1998, George received a vision to reach the Central Valley. That vision started to become a reality in 2000 when George joined the ESA/Love INC staff as Associate Director. The Valley vision became Valley Communities for Christ (VCC). Over the next twelve years VCC connected churches, built relationships that released resources and networked leaders in 45 cities. Five ministry initiatives emerged with active teams reaching huge impacts. In 2013 God led George to found Communities INC to expand the Valley Communities work throughout California. George has been committed to the local church serving in various roles for over 28 years. George’s life mission is “To Know Him and to make Him known” George’s passion is to encourage and coach leaders into the full potential of their calling through connecting leaders that change lives.

Meet the Valley Communities Board

 We see our Board as engaged and active practitioners of the mission of Communities INC.

Pastor Jymme Foote
Board Chair

Dr. David Forester

Pastor David Carothers

Courtney Shapiro
Community Relations Coordinator

Pastor Gabriel Carvajal

George Ordway
Executive Director