Church History: In late 1972, a small group of people living in the Kearney-Holt area felt led by the Lord to begin meeting together for Prayer and Bible Study. After several months of meeting in homes, they felt God's direction in beginning steps to establish a church to meet the spiritual needs of the area. On February 24, 1973, they voted unanimously to extend a call to Rev.Charles Draper from Del City, Oklahoma, to be their Pastor. Rev. Draper accepted the call on March 5, 1973. The group agreed that the church should be called Northern Hills Baptist Church.The following week they began to give a percentage of the church's funds to the Clay-Platte Baptist Association and to the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. In October, 2001 our Church Membership was 859 members with 621 of those being Resident Members. Our Church continues to grow both spiritually and numerically. We continue to seek God's leadership in every area of our life. Our prayer is that Northern Hills will continue to be a witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and will endeavor to teach the Word of God in Purity with Power.