Pastor Alfred King grew up in the Tucson area and has long had a love for both the beauty of the Arizona desert as well as the people who have made it their home. After graduating high school, he moved to Oklahoma City, OK, where he attended the Heartland Baptist Bible College and graduated four years later with a BA in Biblical Studies. During his time in college he married Mrs. Shirley, also from the Tucson area. Shortly after his graduation, he went on staff at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, KS under the leadership of Pastor Bill Prater. After three years, he made preparations to establish the North Valley Baptist Church in Oro Valley, AZ, which was started in April of 2010. God has blessed Pastor King and Mrs. Shirley with four lovely children, Kayla, Hayley, Ethan, and Ashlynn.