Flint Hills Bible Church - a brief summary of the history of this church.
Flint Hills Bible Church is an independent, Bible believing, Gospel church. Although not formally associated with any denomination or movement, FHBC enjoys the fellowship of like-minded and kindred churches.
In February 1976, an enthusiastic young pastor, Ron Carter, began the journey of Flint Hills Christian Church. Ron served for 15 years. During this time, God grew our young flock and completed two building projects; the current chapel / offices and adjoining youth center. In 1995, Pastor Ken Burns was called to serve as our Preaching Pastor. He faithfully preached the Word until 2007. In 2002, the congregation completed the Harvest House, a multipurpose center, where we currently hold our Sunday morning worship service and adult Sunday school classes.
In September 2007, the Lord brought Dave Hintz to be our Preaching Pastor. He brings strong preaching/teaching gifts with a love for evangelism and pastoring the flock. Additionally, the Lord blessed the flock in February of 2014 with Alvin Colston who serves the flock as our Associate Pastor of student ministries. Through teaching, exhortation, and coming alongside our youth and college students, he has a passion to see them "standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel" (Philippians 1:27).
In July 2017, members voted to change the name of the church from Flint Hills Christian Church to Flint Hills Bible Church.
FHBC is governed by a plurality of elders who are servant under-shepherds of the Great Shepherd. Our responsibility is to “shepherd the church of God”(Acts 20:28). As a church, we seek to “declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” (1 Chron 16:24). This is accomplished as we obey the “Great Commandment” (Mark 12:30-31) and fulfill the “Great Commission” (Matt 28:19-20).
Historically and presently FHBC values expository preaching and bringing the good news of reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ to Emporia, Lyon County and the surrounding areas.