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 (now the Worship Center), 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 overseeing student ministries. Through teaching, exhortation, and coming alongside our youth, college students, staff and parents, he has a passion to "present each one mature in Christ" (Colossians 1:28). After graduating from seminary in May of 2017, the Lord allowed us to call Tysin Smith to serve on our pastoral team as Associate Pastor of Worship and Administration. In addition to his passion for teaching and preaching Tysin is a gifted musician who loves leading and equipping the saints to praise God "with songs hymns and spiritual songs..." Col 3:16
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.