About Us

Our History

Forest Hills Presbyterian Church has been faithfully serving the community of Helotes since 1963. From our humble beginnings meeting at Helotes Elementary School to our current 6 acre campus on the corner of Bandera Rd and FM 1560, we gladly serve as a hub for the events and activities of our city.

Our Mission

We are a Presbyterian community of faith based on God's Word and empowered by God's Spirit. We are here to equip disciples to serve Christ in their families, in the church, and in the world compassionately, to expand the Kingdom of God in Helotes and northwest San Antonio, and to exalt Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

We gather together in Christ's name as a community of love, and acceptance. We are a place for refuge and healing for all people. We worship passionately, learn constantly, grow continually, and work in missions locally and globally.

Our Church Structure

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is governed by a board of elders who are elected from the congregation to serve on a rotating a 3-year term. At Forest Hills each year three new elders are selected to serve the congregation in addition to a youth elder who serves a one year term. This group of 10 elders make up the Session of the church which help coordinate the Administrative, Christian Education, Fellowship, Worship, and Missions committees to carry out the goals of the church.

Geographically FHPC falls under Mission Presbytery which is the largest geographic presbytery in the nation. Mission Presbytery joins with other presbyteries from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas to form the Synod of the Sun. Every two years the national conference gathers at General Assembly to discuss national initiatives and set a vision for the church. To find out more about these parent organizations please see the links below.