Learn about our congregation & how we came to be.
For many years the Spearfish Church of Christ & the Belle Fourche Church of Christ were separate congregations united in fellowship. As the years went on and both congregations saw changes, it was decided to merge the congregations and form one congregation of church goers from both towns. That congregation became Northern Hills Church of Christ.
With the congregations merged in ____ and the our building built (for the most part by our own members!) & completed in ______, NHCC is a story about what unity can bring to two towns. Do we have differences? Of course we do. Do we agree on absolutely everything? Not always. But we make a point to always put fellowship, love, & grace before our own opinions, and remind each other to show Christ to each other.
Since the merger NHCC has only had 3 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 were served here for 14 & 12 years respectively, and still talk warmly about their time at NHCC.
Currently Thomas Pruett along with his wife Amy has served at NHCC as the congregational ministersince February 2015. Their three kids make their life a joy, and they consider themselves very blessed to serve the Lord here at NHCC in such a wonderful area.
We’re fairly diverse here at NHCC. We’ve every age group you can imagine, and all sorts of backgrounds from people who were born and raised in South Dakota to people who’ve been all over. We’ve veterans, college students, young married couples, ranchers, social workers, community leaders- we’re just a group of people from all over that come together to serve Jesus. Before Christianity came along there was no way a slave, a soldier, a Jew, a Gentile, a woman, a senator would have EVER sat at the same table in peace, yet that’s what Christianity does, which is reminiscent of our congregation. All are welcome because Jesus died for all!