Our Mission

We strive to be a light in our community and we would LOVE for you to join us!

Our Story

Bob Harwell started Eastern Hills Baptist Church on June 5, 1966 in a rented room in Council Bluffs, Iowa. There were 27 people in attendance for the first service. The church purchased its own building in 1968 at the corner of 7th and Mill Streets. In 1971, the church purchased five acres of land on State Orchard Road and built a building with an auditorium, fellowship hall, Sunday School Classrooms, a kitchen, and a daycare facility.

For over 50 years, Eastern Hills Baptist Church has been ministering to the people of Council Bluffs. The church has had seven pastors in its lifetime – Bob Harwell (1966-1969) Carl Whiteacre (1969-1971), Charles Proud (1971-1984), Glen Eveland (1984-1996), Jim Cook (1996-2005) Seth Shipman (2005-2011) and we have had our current Pastor – Brian Tatman since 2012. Our Church remains a lighthouse on a hill for the community. There is no way to tell just how many people have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior because of this house of worship. Come and see for yourself – we invite you to be our honored guest!


Our Beliefs

We believe that God loves us all so much that he sent his son Jesus Christ to this sin-cursed earth to die on a cruel cross for our sin. Since Jesus Christ died on a cross for our sins, he offers us eternal life ( a home in Heaven). Mankind is born in sin, therefore, we all need a Savior. Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which is lost.

We believe that in order to be saved from eternal separation from God, we must receive Jesus Christ as our personal Savior by faith. Salvation comes when we believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. After a person believes and receives Jesus Christ as their Savior, they become a born-again child of God. We welcome you to join us in worship to experience God’s love and salvation and accept Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior. Please reach out to us if you would like help in this important matter.


Get in Touch

  • Eastern Hills Baptist Church
  • (712) 322-8675
  • info@easternhillsbaptistchurch.org
  • 16996 State Orchard Rd. Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51503

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