• We are a part of the Free Methodist denomination.  We believe God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.  The Bible is the Word of God.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.  
  • People are made in the spiritual image of God and are the supreme object of God's creation.  Sin separates people from God and causes them to live in contrary to his plan for their lives.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's solution for our sin problem can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin - eternal separation.
  • God's expectations for a believer's life are expressed in two commands: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself. When we surrender to God and give up self-rule, the Holy Spirit fills us with God's love and enables us to please him in our daily lives from God.



Lawrence and Margaret Green start first Free Methodist Bible Study at their home in Oroville.


Foothill Free Methodist church officially organized under Rod Hulet's leadership with 11 charter members.


Under new pastor Bob Garvin, new building dedicated on the original location of the Green's house.


Church grows to include Church School, Children's Church, Joybells, Livewires, VBS, and camping.


Buildings and church attendance expand under Pastor George Lawrence.


Church attendance and outreach ministries continue to grow under current Pastor Phil Gilmore.


We would love to have you join us Sunday morning or Saturday evening for a time to worship our Lord!  Here's what you can expect:

  • Warm greeting at the door
  • Worship through song
  • Scripture focus
  • Memorable Sermon
  • Tithes & Offerings (Visitors not required)
  • Food and Fellowship
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Mission Opportunities
  • Prayer Leaders
  • Healing Ministry
  • Gifts for Visitors
  • Nursery and children's church for PreK-6th

We're glad you're here!


Debbie Rayome,  Adm. Assistant

Debbie has been a part of Foothill since 1970 and along with her husband, Gary, raised their two children at Foothill. After working in banking for many years, she became part of the church leadership team in 2001. 

Philip Gilmore, Lead Pastor

Phil has been the lead pastor at Foothill since 2002.  He is a graduate of Western Evangelical Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary.  Phil has been married to Debra since 1980 and has two married daughters who are active in church ministry. 

Debra Gilmore, Family Life Pastor

Debra has been on staff at Foothill since 2004 serving as the family life pastor with a focus on children's ministry.  She graduated from Azusa University as an RN but her passion is to help kids know Jesus in a personal way. 

Jeremy Carr,  Associate Pastor

Jeremy has been at Foothill since 2016.  He was raised in a Navy family and has hopes of serving in the Navy someday as a chaplain.  He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and has training in hospital chaplaincy.  He and his wife, Grace were married in 2016. 


Share Jesus' Love

Our mission is to love God, love people and encourage faith in Jesus.

Worship, Pray, Study & Do

Worship, Prayer, Bible Study and Ministry are essential elements of spiritual growth and the life of Foothill. 

Grow as a Church

We aim to grow deep relationships through fellowship and grow wide by including all who visit.   


We partner with various organizations in Oroville to meet the needs of our community

  • Oroville Rescue Mission
  • Homeless Coalition
  • The Hope Center
  • Caring for Women
  • Jail ministry
  • Jordan's Crossing