A Brief History of Foothill Bible Church
In 1955, services were first held at the Fruitvale Community Hall in rural Lincoln on Sunday mornings under the auspices of the American Sunday School Union. Pastor Orville Cypert was our very first pastor and traveled from Carmichael Bible Church to lead the church services.
Soon afterwards, a weekly Wednesday night prayer meeting began at the home of Art and Dot Wilberger, then at the home of Frank and Dorothy Conley.
On October 9, 1955, Fruitvale Community Bible Church began. In January 1956, Frank and Dorothy Conley donated five acres of land on Virginiatown Road to the church. The first building was constructed on this site in 1960.
Later, an upstairs Fellowship Hall and downstairs classrooms were added. Years later, a back addition of a nursery and children’s classrooms were completed.
Over the years, fifteen men have filled the pulpit at FBC. Pastor Verne has been serving Christ as our pastor since 1981.
In December of 2009, a building at 120 Flocchini Circle in the city of Lincoln was purchased. Architectural drawings and plans were submitted and approved to relocate FBC from Virginiatown Road and Flocchini Circle. The building would be retrofitted in two phases. Phase 1 included the Fellowship Hall, which is currently our Worship Center and classrooms. Construction began on July 23, 2012 and was completed on March 22, 2013. The first service at our new building was on Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2013. We are currently in the process of planning Phase Two, which will be the Worship Center and additional classrooms in the children's wing. Throughout this spiritual stewardship journey, God's people have been challenged to pray, listen, and obey. We have tasted and seen that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8).
Through the years, our location has changed, yet two things have remained constant: A love for God and His people (Matthew 22:37-39) and a desire to spread the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16; Colossians 4:2-4).