On October 11, 1970, Pine Hills Church was born in rural, northwest Fort Wayne – an act of evangelistic multiplication by the now Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC). As time progressed, our foundational mission developed into something simple: Bring people to Jesus, Build people to live like Jesus, and Send people out to multiply like Jesus.
Several years ago, our Elder Team granted Pastor Mike a sabbatical to rest, pray, and seek God’s vision for the next ten years. During this time, the Holy Spirit spoke an audacious vision for Pine Hills: plant ten new churches in the next ten years that reach ten percent of their communities and to reach ten percent of our own community (at the time, this vision equated to 4,300 people in Northwest Allen County).
Since embracing this vision, our church has positioned itself for the future. Those crucial pillars (our vision and mission) have since formed and defined our operations, Ministry Action Plan, staff alignment, and church planting efforts.
The Spirit made it clear that it is only out of our intimacy with Him that we will be able to fulfill His vision.
By being Bible-driven, Jesus-centered, and Spirit-led, we believe God will plant ten churches in ten years that reach ten percent of their communities (our external focus) and that we, too, will reach ten percent of our community (our internal focus).