Our Identity

We are a local body of believers who have joined with hundreds of other churches as a part of the Southern Baptist Convention.  We believe in the supreme authority of Scripture,  breath-inspired by God, and that the only way to salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ.

Our Family

We are a small loving Christian family with a desire to grow in God's wisdom and take His gospel to our community and beyond.  We are not perfect people, but we have a loving spirit that wants to see all people find life in Jesus.

When we gather, we aren't focused on what people wear (most are casual, some dress up a little) or what background they come from.  We enjoy songs from yesteryear and songs from today.  We come from a variety of backgrounds and incomes.  As we worship, we seek to glorify God and be transformed by His Word.

Meet the Pastors

Everyone in the church is a member of our team with unique God-given gifts and talents.
Below are the two pastors who handle shepherding and worship.


Bob Hower

Senior Pastor

After retiring from a career in the United States Air Force, Pastor Bob served for 16 years as Minister of Education & Administration for Westside Baptist Church in Rapid City, answering God’s call to the pastorate of Foothills Community Baptist in April of 2010.  Pastor Bob and wife, Cindi, have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Pastor Bob earned an undergraduate degree from Eastern Illinois University, a Master of Education Administration degree from South Dakota University and additional training in Clinical Pastoral Education.


Paul O'Dell

Music Minister

Pastor Paul moved to the Dakotas in 2011 to be the Education/Administration Pastor at First Baptist Church in Williston, North Dakota.  After serving 3 years, he and his family moved to Rapid City, where he currently serves as the Dakota Baptist Convention Office Manager.  He leads worship at Foothills Community Baptist.  He and his wife, Goldie, have 2 children (plus one in heaven).

Pastor Paul has a BSBA in MIS from the University of Arizona, an MACM from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an MDiv from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Join us...

Do you live in the Piedmont or surrounding area?  Are you looking for a church home?  Maybe you are just curious to see what we're all about.  Or maybe you're just passing through.  No matter the circumstance or situation, we would love to have you join us.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.