COVID-19 Update for May 8

Dear Foothills Church Family, “Beloved “we” pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” 1 John 2 This is a prayer written by the apostle John while he was in isolation and exile. It captures our prayers for all of you during these days of […]

COVID-19 Update for March 31

Dear Foothills Church Family, Grace and peace to all of you. It’s time to update our posture regarding the national and international crisis around the COVID-19 virus. As of March 30, our church offices will be closed and staff who can will work from home. However, we are available, working and engaged in ministry. Today, […]

Angel Tree at Foothills

We are once again partnering with Angel Tree to provide gifts to children who have a mom or dad in prison. Through Angel Tree, Foothills has the opportunity to help a child strengthen his/her relationship with a parent by providing a present on behalf of the prisoner. When a parent is in prison, their children […]

Rio Vista Food Drive

Did you know… In Arizona, 46.5% of households receiving SNAP benefits have children. 1 in 4 children in Arizona lives in poverty and is at risk of going to bed hungry. Arizona ranks 47th out of 50 states in the number of children who may not know where their next meal is coming from. These […]

On Grumbling

On Sunday, September 8, Rick Burress, one of our Elders, led us in prayer during worship. Prior to praying, Rick shared some scriptures and an exhortation with us about Grumbling. We’ve had lots of requests for his message, so we’re posting it here on our blog. Thanks, Rick, for your loving and scriptural admonishment! Read […]

Vacation Bible School 2019 Recap

This year’s Vacation Bible School was wild! After five days full of fun activities and sharing the Gospel, VBS 2019 is one for the books. Many families were blessed as we were able to introduce Jesus to children and families who do not yet know and trust Him. Our Children’s Minister, Jeanne Nation, is here […]

New Elder Candidate

Foothills Church Family, The Elder Team is happy to announce that during our last Family Meeting on May 19, we presented Mario Paniagua as a candidate to serve as our 5th Lay Elder. The congregation will be asked to affirm Mario for this role by secret ballot in a special called Family Meeting on Sunday, […]

Elder Candidate Profile – Mario Paniagua

Mario Paniagua was presented as a candidate to serve as Foothills Baptist Church 5th Lay Elder. Below you will find his Elder Candidate Profile. Where do you work and for how long? City of Phoenix, for the last 21 years. How long have you been married? When is your anniversary? On May 29, 2019, Kris […]

Lead Elder Search Team Nominees

Dear Foothills Church Family, We are grateful for the grace we have received from the Lord in answer to your prayers for us this last month. Please do not grow weary in that good work, and ask God to give us the wisdom and faith necessary to serve Foothills in a way that honors Christ. […]

Introducing Dennis Newkirk, Interim Pastor for Preaching

Immediately after we learned that Pastor Nate would leave Foothills to take a role with NAMB in Indiana the Pastoral Team began to pray and plan for our next steps in transition as a church. Per step one, we considered possible men to serve as our Interim Pastor for Preaching. We reviewed their experience in […]

What In the World Is Lottie Moon?

If you’ve attended Foothills for more than 12 months, this is not the first time you’ve heard the phrase “Lottie Moon.” But you may not know that it isn’t actually a phrase, but rather, a name. Lottie Moon is the namesake of the international missions offering that Foothills participates in every Christmas with Southern Baptist’s […]


If you’ve been attending Foothills for a while, you know we have a big food drive every September for Rio Vista Center. This year we are going to do something different for our local mission partners in South Phoenix: Rio Vista Center and Bridge Church. We are going to assault the problem of hunger to […]