Learn about our congregation & how we came to be.
The Northern Hills Church of Christ grew out of a beautiful story of unity. For many years the Spearfish Church of Christ & the Belle Fourche Church of Christ were separate congregations, united in fellowship. As the years went by, both congregations saw changes, and they decided to merge the congregations and form one new congregation of church goers between both towns. That congregation became Northern Hills Church of Christ.
The congregations merged together in 1999 and a new building was built in the early 2000s. We have been blessed and privileged to serve the Northern Hills communities and help people grow in their relationship with God.
Since the merger, NHCC has only had 4 on-staff evangelists, but from the histories of both churches have had wonderful minsters of the Gospel. Longtime area preachers like John Dennis & Calvin Chapman have preached for us and both still preach at the Black Hills congregation in Rapid City and the church in Faith respectively.
Jerry Savage & Ken Tackett were the ministers that saw the building built and many people added to the church. Jerry & Ken served here for 14 & 12 years respectively, and still talk warmly about their time at NHCC.
Thomas Pruett, with his wife Amy and their four kids, served at NHCC as our minister from February 2015 until February 2019. They moved away to be closer to family and we still miss them dearly.
Calvin Chapman and his wife Darla returned to us in 2021. They work with both the Campus Ministry and NHCC where Calvin preaches and teaches, and Darla works with the children’s and women’s ministries.
The people at Northern Hills love Jesus and are trying to grow in their relationship with God and each other. As we share in God’s Word together, we are learning to walk by faith in Him and to grow in grace with one another.