Who We Are
Hill Country Church is a church plant of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in the Ft. Hood/Killeen area of Texas. The church began in the Fall of 2005 and continues to serve Christ and His Kingdom in this community.
The pastor, Lou Best, served in the military for 31 years before receiving his Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis. Lou and his wife, Shirley, know first hand what military life is like. They have moved around the world, have experienced separation due to deployments, including the Gulf War in 1990-91 as part of the 1st Cavalry Division, and have felt the trauma of leaving family, friends, and a church home.
Our church welcomed the addition of our pastoral intern, Joel Spence, in April this year. Joel brings to the church the knowledge of a historian, theological training of a seminary graduate and military experience as a veteran with two combat tours as an infantryman in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He has quickly settled in and become a welcome addition to the church community as he pursues ordination over the next few months.