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Welcome to our staff page! Take some time to read about our team or feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about Heritage or a specific ministry area. Want to hear some of our pastors or staff testimonies? Check out the Alongside Podcast and hear how God has moved in the lives of many of the people on this page!
Pastor Nathan Smith
Pastor Nathan became our senior pastor in 2012, and he passionately preaches the Bible. His heart has been shaped by growing up in Tanzania. He fiercely loves God, his family, and people.
Executive Assistant: Ashley Hamilton email@example.com
Pastor Kent Gregory
Kent has been a part of HBC staff since February 1998. He enjoys all things sports, being outdoors, and building projects.
Ashley and her husband, Hunter, enjoy spending time together over their favorite board games. She loves worshipping God through music and His creation. She is deeply moved by people’s stories and has a great affection for creative storytelling through the arts.
MINISTRY ASSISTANT TO PASTOR KENT GREGORY
Tara joined the HBC staff in September of 2010. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and being outdoors.
Pastor Ben Melin
PASTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
Ben began at HBC in 2015 after serving in the Army as an Infantry Officer. He enjoys playing games with his family, hiking, splitting wood, and building fires.
Greg is a Lynchburg native who loves the Lord and his family. He’s a Master Craftsman, part-time artist, and full-time Dad and Grandad.
ASSISTANT TO ADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR
Caryl has been on the team since 2008. She enjoys teaching the Bible, reading, playing games, and anything with family.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES
Kendrick has attended HBC since the Spring of 2014. Married to his wife Maryl since 2016. Enjoys fantasy football, a good novel and throwing rocks into bodies of water.
FACILITIES TEAM MEMBER
FACILITIES TEAM MEMBER
FACILITIES TEAM MEMBER
Rob enjoys running, visiting Brothers & Sisters around the world, and seeing Jesus transform lives! Because of the sensitive nature of their travels to shepherd our Global Workers, Rob & his family’s picture is not shown.
AGENCY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
John and Rebecca have been HBC Global Workers for the last 30+ years. They came off the field and joined our team in April 2022. He loves praying for our Global Workers and studying God’s Word. He enjoys playing golf, watching sports, traveling, and the board game “Axis and Allies.”
GLOBAL MINISTRIES PASTORAL ASSISTANT
Jeremiah joined the staff at Heritage in 2021. He loves the outdoors, especially hiking, camping, and disc golf. He grew up in a big family in Roanoke and loves every time all the siblings can get together. Because of the sensitive nature of his role, Jeremiah’s picture is not shown.
Tyler joined the staff in 2021. He loves spending time with his wife and two (ridiculously cute) daughters. He loves the beach, traveling, studying God’s Word, and journeying with people who are passionate about Jesus. Because of the sensitive nature of their ministry, Tyler & his family’s picture is not shown.
Worship & Outreach Ministries
Pastor Kevin Haglund
PASTOR OF WORSHIP & OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Kevin came on staff in 2017 and enjoys the great outdoors—hiking, biking, camping, etc.—family movie and game nights, and all things music, as well as putting mission and discipleship back in the hands of ordinary people.
Jamie has been on staff since 2011. She loves baking goodies to share and gardening on the side. Her biggest passion is teaching students to use their musical gifts to serve Christ.
Pastor Tony Mitchell
PASTOR OF KIDS MINISTRY
Tony came on staff in 1992. He enjoys hiking and bike riding with Sue and playing with their dog, Zion.
DIRECTOR OF KIDS MINISTRY
Pastor Nathan Fox
DIRECTOR OF ADULT MINISTRIES
Dave has been a member of HBC since 2015 and joined our staff in 2022. He and his wife, Megan, deeply love family time with their kids playing games, and exploring the outdoors. Dave also enjoys airplanes, spicy tacos, and good coffee.
Elizabeth joined our team in 2019. She loves traveling, being outside, spending time with the people she loves, and drinking coffee.
KIDS MINISTRY VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Formerly a classroom teacher, Chelsea is passionate about education, children’s literature, and communicating the biblical narrative. When spending time with friends and family, she enjoys hiking, dancing, and a good bonfire. She also enjoys writing and sewing.
Shepherding and GraceCare Counseling Ministries
Pastor Mike Morykon
PASTOR OF COUNSELING MINISTRIES
In 2014 Mike began his role on staff with HBC. He and his wife, Susan, enjoy camping, traveling to new places, and anything outdoors.
Pastor Del Laird
PASTOR OF SHEPHERDING MINISTRIES
Del has been on staff since 1995 and enjoys hiking the Colorado Rockies. His wife, Anne, enjoys being a homemaker and teaching private piano lessons. They both like raising a home garden and trying to keep up with their 8 grandchildren.
Ministry Resources and Support
Pastor Jeff Scott
PASTOR OF BIBLICAL / THEOLOGICAL RESOURCING
In 1995, Jeff began working at HBC and enjoys reading about people of history, playing golf, and running. He is also a huge Red Sox and Duke basketball fan. He is passionate about discipleship and leadership development. He will often say ‘Discipleship is what I cannot not do.’
Pastor Allen Waldrep
PASTOR OF CONNECTIONS
Pastor Allen came on staff in 2003. He enjoys most things tech, riding bikes with his wife Robin, and unwinding while doing yardwork. They have three grown children who bring the *grandkids* when visiting!
Ruth joined the HBC team in the stone ages. She loves the great outdoors, swimming and hiking, crafting, crocheting, sewing, and spoiling the Grands. She especially enjoys relaxing in a hammock with a good book to read.
Pastor Mike Crump
PASTOR OF CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
Morgan joined the HBC staff in 2017. She loves to be outside (especially at the beach or anywhere on the water). She also loves to write, eat ice cream, snuggle with her polydactyl cat, and take walks with her family.