Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Ohio was started in 1975 by Dan Lamb. Dan was raised in a drunkard’s home. But by the mercy of a loving God his father was saved soon after Dan was saved at the age of 17. Once Dan and his father accepted Christ as their personal Savior life begin anew for him and his family! As a young Christian Dan was growing in the Lord under the teaching of Pastor Charles Smith (now a retired pastor of Mt. Orab Bible Baptist Church) in Saginaw Michigan. He surrendered his life to the ministry on Christmas Eve of 1969 while racing to the scene of his Mother’s unanticipated passing. Dan’s mother was only 37 years of age when she passed. Dan enrolled in Baptist Bible College of Springfield, Missouri in 1970. Dan and Sugie were married in the summer of 1971 and returned to BBC graduating in 1973. Following graduation, they returned to their home church to work on staff. Later, Dan achieved his Honorary Doctorate degree from Shreveport, Louisiana. Dan and Sugie left their home of Saginaw Michigan and moved to Hillsboro Ohio in pursuit of starting a church and following the Lord’s will for them.
On March 9, 1975, Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church held its first service in a rented storefront building on Main Street. Six months later in October, the church was organized with 47 charter members. Following that, they moved to the Grange Building at the fairgrounds.
Four years later, eleven acres of property was purchased where our church currently stands today. The first auditorium and educational building was built in 1981 and the $70,000 loan was paid off in 6 years. In 1986, a 10,000 square foot family life center was built entirely by cash.
The church reached its capacity and moved to the family life center in 1997. The old auditorium was renovated into a chapel and office facility. Once again, the church reached its capacity. On Easter Sunday in 2001, we moved into our new 38,000 square foot auditorium, which seats approximately 1,000. It connects with the two other existing buildings.
In January of 2023, Matt Burns became the Lead Pastor. Pastor Matt & Stacy was hired at HBBC in 1994 and has served as Youth Pastor, Worship Pastor and Assistate Pastor. Over these 47 plus years, God has both used and greatly blessed Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church.