Mike Potter, Lead Pastor 

Mike received a B.A. from Taylor University in 1992 in Mass Communications and Christian Education. While there, Mike served as youth pastor at Milgrove UM Church in Milgrove IN from 1991-92.  Mike then served as Pastor of Student Ministries at FairCreek Church in Dayton, OH from 1994-1999.  From 1999-2004, Mike served as the youth pastor and the Pastor to Parents of Teens at Foothills Fellowship. During that time, he also started a national radio and teaching ministry called Parenting Teenagers. In 2004, he and his family moved to his hometown in Ohio where he served as the Minister of Spiritual Development at Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, OH. In December of 2006, Mike returned to Foothills Fellowship to serve as the Lead Pastor. Mike is married to Michelle, has 3 children (Emily, Alexis, and Taylor), 2 sons-in-law (Jorey and Horus), and 5 grandchildren.  mike@thefoothills.us  Mike’s Podcast

Joe Eastman, Associate Pastor 

Joe is an Albuquerque and Foothills Fellowship native. After committing his life to Christ, he and his wife attended Foothills back in 2001, where they were baptized. He soon left to help out at a church in Los Lunas as Sunday School teacher. After working for some time toward a degree in Electrical Engineering at UNM, he sensed a call to vocational ministry, and so switched the plan and graduated from Albuquerque Bible College with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. After that, he attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary located in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. He and his family then moved back to Albuquerque where he accepted the call as pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Albuquerque. After sensing a change in direction from the Lord, he stepped down as pastor after serving for five years. After a brief sabbatical, he and his family returned to Foothills where he was called as an Elder and subsequently as Associate Pastor with a focus on integration and implementation of the church’s mission.  He and his wife, Melissa, were married in 2001 and have four children. His wife and family are very involved in foster care, and have been fostering children since 2010. This ministry gives them the blessing of helping many children in NM, with the added bonus of having a stampede of kids running around.  joe@thefoothills.us

 Ben Abeyta   


Paul Droege


Rod Pauls


Chuck Thompson



Rosemarie Briggs – Office Administrator


Melissa Eastman – Women’s Ministries


Shannon Koons – Safety Team


Shellie Koons – Children’s Ministry


Jim and Joan Lasche’ – International Student Ministries        


Jon Shodean – Music Ministry


Pat Smith – Facility Maintenance


Chris Tegard – Audio/Visual


Peter Briggs – Pastor Emeritus of Adult Education