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Pastors & Staff

Executive Team

Pastor Nathan Smith

SENIOR PASTOR

 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:  Caryl Sheppard csheppard@hbclynchburg.com

Pastor Kent Gregory

EXECUTIVE PASTOR

 

Kent has been a part of HBC staff since February 1998. He enjoys all things sports, being outdoors, and building projects.

 

Executive Assistant: Ashley Hamilton aehamilton@hbclynchburg.com

Kristin Durand

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Kristin loves experiencing life alongside her husband, Matt, and their three children. She is energized by productive brainstorming sessions, meaningful conversations, and dancing. She is passionate about the Church and longs to see our local body function at its greatest potential.

Caryl Sheppard

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO PASTOR NATHAN SMITH

 Caryl has been on the team since 2008. She enjoys teaching the Bible, reading, playing games, and anything with family. 

Ashley Hamilton

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO PASTOR KENT GREGORY

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.

Tara Gregory

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.

Administration

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 Witt

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES

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.

Cindy Ketterling

BOOKKEEPER
 
Cindy came back on staff in 2008. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially over a game of corn hole.
 

Teri Houts

OFFICE HOSTESS

Teri loves hanging out with family either in a cabin on a lake with loons in Minnesota or at a house on a Carolina beach.  She also adores her Border Collie, coffee dates with friends,  the theatre, reading, and sunrises.

Jonathan Fylstra

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES

Jonathan joined the HBC team in April 2021. He is married to Laura. They have two children: Jackson and Annie Kate. He enjoys hunting, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.

Christopher Gould

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES & IT
 
Christopher joined the Facilities Team in June of 2015. He enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing both tabletop and video games. He also enjoys hiking, tennis, and learning new hands-on skills.
 

Todd DeCourcy

FACILITIES TEAM MEMBER

Todd Decourcy joined the Facilities Team in the summer of 2018, but he has attended HBC his whole life. He loves drinking Coke at midnight and his favorite hobbies include video games and basketball.

Zachary Fields

FACILITIES TEAM MEMBER 

Zachary joined the Facilities Team in March 2021. He loves to hang out with his friends and small group playing games, watching movies, and altogether having a good time.
 

Jeremiah Griffith

PASTORAL ASSISTANT OF ADMINISTRATION

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. 

Email: jcgriffith@hbclynchburg.com 

 

Global Ministries

Pastor Rob

PASTOR OF GLOBAL MINISTRIES
 
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.

Administrative Assistant: Leslie McMonagle leslie@hbclynchburg.com

Leslie McMonagle

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Leslie has been on staff since 2013. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, Bible study, gardening, and cooking.

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.

Ministry Assistant:  Jamie Case jcase@hbclynchburg.com

Jamie Case

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

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.

Sean Gillenwater

DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL PRODUCTIONS 

Sean joined the HBC staff in March of 2018. He enjoys camping with his wife, Amelia, and daughters, Aubrey and Kinsley.  His favorite T-Shirt is one his wife gave him for Christmas that reads: “World’s okayest golfer.”

Email: segillenwater@hbclynchburg.com

Adam Stinespring

PASTORAL ASSISTANT OF WORSHIP MINISTRIES

Adam has been a worship pastoral assistant at Heritage since January 2021. He has been happily married to his wife Kaitlyn since October 2019. He enjoys music, the outdoors, reading, and loves spending time with God, family, and friends.

Email: amstinespring@hbclynchburg.com 

Family Ministries

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.

 

Administrative Assistant: Regina Case rcase@hbclynchburg.com

Pastor Mike Crump

PASTOR OF KIDS MINISTRY & COMMUNICATIONS

Mike joined the HBC staff in 2015 and enjoys cooking, hiking with his family, and playing 90’s video games.
 

Zanna Warner

DIRECTOR OF ADVENTURE KIDS JR.
 
Zanna joined the team in 2017. She is a mom of four who loves raising her kids and being involved in what they are interested in. When she is able, she LOVES to read.
 

Pastor Nathan Fox

PASTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRIES
 
Nathan began in 2016 and enjoys reading, watching or playing sports, taking walks with his wife Ashley, and going to Fresh Market to “sample” candy!
 
Administrative Assistant:
Elizabeth Huggins

Isaiah Griffith

PASTORAL ASSISTANT OF ADULT MINISTRIES

Isaiah joined our team in 2018. He comes from a big family in Roanoke and is married to an Island girl from West Papua. He enjoys baseball, disc golf, hiking, and anything that involves an adrenaline rush. He seeks to never waste a moment, and live for eternity.

Email: ijgriffith@hbclynchburg.com

Regina Case

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Regina began working at HBC in 1999. She likes to read and ride motorcycles with her husband. She also enjoys running and hiking.

Elizabeth Huggins

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Elizabeth joined our team in 2019. She loves traveling, being outside, spending time with the people she loves, and drinking coffee.

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.

 

Pastor Keith Manuel

PASTOR OF SHEPHERDING MINISTRIES

Keith came on staff at Heritage in 1986. He and his wife, Judy, love traveling.

Ministry Resources and Support

Pastor Jeff Scott

PASTOR OF LEADERSHIP SUPPORT

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 ORGANIZATIONAL PROJECTS

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 Niehaus

LIBRARIAN

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 KIDS MINISTRY & COMMUNICATIONS

Mike joined the HBC staff in 2015 and enjoys cooking, hiking with his family, and playing 90’s video games.
 

Morgan Hall

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT

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.
 

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