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Radically loving Jesus and our neighbors

About Heritage Church

Our motto at Heritage is derived from Matthew 22:37. When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was he replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." He then added in verse 39 "a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

With this as our foundation, we are "seeking to radically love Jesus and our neighbors."

Our values are our essential beliefs that guide and direct all we do. Like many churches, all of scripture could be listed as a core value. The purpose of this list is not to be exhaustive, but to share the values that most drive our ministries and help you to better understand who we are as a local body of Christ.

Honor and Glorify God: We believe the chief purpose of man is to honor and glorify God by:

Our Distinctives are less about what we do and more about our personality as a body. These are the things that you would likely hear from someone who has visited Heritage once or twice.

Our Beliefs

I. The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20,21; Mark 13:31; John 8:31,32; John 20:31; Acts 20:32

II. The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three person; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19,20; Ephesians 4:5,6

III. God the Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Timothy 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6

IV. Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28; Romans 9:5; 8:46; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:21-23; John 20:30, 31; Matthew 20:28; Ephesians 1:4; Acts 1:11; Romans 5:6-8; 6:9,10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:28; I Timothy 3:16

V. The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

John 14:16,17,26; 15:26,27; John 16:9-14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; Galatians 5:22-26

VI. Regeneration

We believe that man was created by God in His own image; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical, spiritual and eternal death, which is separation from God; that as a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore under condemnation. We believe that those who repent and forsake sin and trust Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become new creatures, delivered from condemnation and receive eternal life.

Genesis. 1:26; 5:2; Genesis 3; Genesis 2:17; 3:19; Eccl. 2:11; John 3:14; 5:24; John 5:30; 7:13; 8:12; 10:26; Romans 9:22; II Thessalonians 1:9; Rev. 19:3,20; 20:10;14,15; 21:18; Psalm 51:7; Jeremiah 17:9; James 1:14; Romans 3:19; 5:19; Proverbs 28:13; I John 1:9; John 3:16; John 1:13; II Corinthians 5:17; Romans 8:1


VII. The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Ephesians 2:19-22; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25

VIII. Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well-being of his fellow men; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

I Corinthians 10:31; Romans 12:1-3; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 14:15,23-24; I John 2:3-6; II Corinthians 9:6-9; I Corinthians 4:2; Col. 1:9-10

IX. The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 11:23-26

X. Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

I Timothy 2:5; Romans 14:7-9,12

XI. Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time.

Acts 15:36,41; 16:5; I Corinthians 16:1; Galatians 1:1-3; Revelations 1:4,10,11

XII. The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgement, the eternal felicity of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.

Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 4:5; I Corinthians 15; II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6,11-15

*The above “Affirmation of our Faith” was authored and composed by our dear brothers at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, and is used here by permission and with their blessing.


Services

Sunday School 10:00

Worship 11:00

Lunch and Fellowship 1:00

Sunday School takes a systematic approach to studying Scripture.

Worship services include ample time for getting to share and pray with each other.

Lunch allows fellowship and includes discussion of that day's teaching.

Our Team

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Chuck Mayo

Pastor


Chuck and Margie married in 1985 in Idaho Falls, Idaho and have four children. Chuck entered full-time ministry after a 24 year career in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. He has his Masters of Divinity from Columbia International University and has served in the roles of College, Singles, and Missions pastor. Margie is a Registered Nurse and graduate of Idaho State University.


"The heartbeat of our ministry is discipleship. Or in more modern terms, we mentor each other - pouring everything God has poured into us into someone else through friendship."

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Matt Johnson

Pastor


As a native of Greenville, Matt married his wife Jessica in 2003. They have 6 children, 3 of which are adopted. Matt has a bachelor's degree in Theology, and he works full time in a manufacturing plant. Matt has been an ordained pastor for 6 years and he has been previously involved in one-on-one street evangelism and street ministry and more recently, missions in Latin America.


"Our greatest commission is to make disciples, but our greatest obsession should be to know God."

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Roger Evans

Deacon Chairman


Roger Evans accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior in 1973. He has been married to wife Rhonda for 39 years, and he currently works for a commercial printing company.

"As a member serving at Heritage since 1998 it has been a blessing and a privilege to see many, many souls come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior through the Lord's work at Heritage."

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Samuel Heard

Senior Intern


Born in Nacogdoches, Texas, Samuel Heard moved to Central Asia at nearly six weeks old. He spent the next eighteen years of his life growing up in this region of the world. He became a follower of Christ at an early age, but it wasn't until middle school that he learned to wholeheartedly trust in Christ. Since then, he has dedicated his life to serving the Lord and to making His name great among the nations. Since August of 2016 Samuel has studied English at North Greenville University, and he hopes to use this major to serve God overseas.

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Brittany Heard

Ministry Coordinator Intern


Brittany Heard grew up in Easley, South Carolina, and she attends North Greenville University with her husband, Samuel. She will graduate in 2019 as a Linguistics and Psychology Interdisciplinary major. She became a true believer at the age of 17 after realizing that Christ's sacrifice on the cross meant total surrender of her life to Him. Brittany plans to live overseas after school.

"Serving at Heritage has given me a clear picture of the body of Christ working together for the glory of God."

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Jessica Johnson

Children's Ministry Leader


Jessica grew up in Greenville, where she met her husband Matt. They've stayed in the area, raising 6 precious children and serving in several local ministries. Jessica is a stay-at-home mom. She has worked with kids for over 20 years.