Hills Church was established in 1967 as a Southern Baptist
church. Early on the church began to be more contemporary
in its praise and worship. Around this same time the church
moved from a congregational to an elder or presbytery
form of church government.
1979, Dick King became pastor of Indian Hills. Soon after
the church began to realize that all the gifts of the
spirit are for today and since they are for today and
such a part of what God does, our desire was to remain
open to everything God would be doing among us. As God
began to move, we experienced these manifestations and
were grateful for the freedom and healing that many received.
The burden felt by the pastor and the leadership of the
church was the word balance. The church fought to maintain
an integrity of embracing all that God was doing but not
being a part of anything that would be of an extreme nature.
Early in the 1990's, Dick King's daughter had a unique
experience with God at youth camp that set the course
Indian Hills is on today.
oldest daughter always wanted to please God and worked
as hard as anybody could to do that. She wore evangelism
stickers and felt she should witness to everyone on her
bus. She read her Bible every day and did all these things
in hope that God would be pleased with her. One night
at church camp while singing, she saw a mental picture
of Jesus on the cross and she realized how much anger
there was in her heart toward Him. As she was expressing
that anger, Jesus reached down from the cross and hugged
next day she told her father this story. Not understanding
all that had happened, he went back to the lodge and felt
God spoke to his heart and said, "I am not the Jesus that
she was angry at. I am the one that hugged her and I want
you to preach that Jesus the rest of your life and never
doubt or look back." God put Galatians 1:7 on his heart
and said you are preaching a gospel which is no gospel
at all or you are preaching a Jesus who is no Jesus at
all. God wanted him to preach a Jesus that loves, adores
and finds pleasure in us because of His heart for us,
not for anything we do or don't do or have done or will
do because we can't ever do enough. God wanted us to remove
the "leaven" of that religious monster so that we would
be free to receive and give away the absolute unconditional
total love of God.
As this became our passion, God directed us to teach that
not only when you see Jesus you see the Father but also
when you see the Father you see Jesus. It the desire of
the leadership of Indian Hills Church for all to know,
receive and impart to each other the unconditional love
of God. As we committed ourselves to this message of the
true heart of God, we began to see that this unconditional
love applies to all men and God's determined and effectual
will is that all men will be saved. Because of His love
in the end He will reconcile all things back to Himself.
2004, we chose to become an independent church, and part
with the Southern Baptist denomination. We are excited
about our continuing journey with God, and we are thrilled
to be able to share God's glorious message of redemption.