Jason was raised and lived most of his life in South Dakota where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Toni. They later moved to Missouri where they both graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 2001. Jason Graduated from SBU with a degree in Religious Education with a focus in Youth Ministry. Jason and Toni have since been blessed with two beautiful daughters , Samantha and Collyn, who have brought so much joy to their lives.
Jason has been on staff at Heritage since 2006 and has worn many different hats during that time. He is currently leading our worship ministry and serving as Pastor to Students. Jason and Toni have a passion to see students come to faith in Jesus and grow deeper in their walk.
Kevin and Tammy have served together in ministry for nearly 30 years. Kevin is an avid reader, writer, and Chiefs fan. Tammy serves as an administrative assistant and has a passion for ministering to women. Kevin and Tammy enjoy hiking, traveling to the mountains, and spending time with their kids and grandkids. We are incredibly excited to welcome (back) Kevin and Tammy Smith!
Tim joined the Heritage staff in July of 2015 as Youth Pastor. In March 2017, the church voted to call Tim as a Co-Senior Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship.
Tim and his wife Valissa both grew up in Lebanon, MO (they were in the same 2nd grade class!). They were married in June 2012. They both attended Southwest Baptist University where Valissa majored in Elementary Education and Tim majored in Biblical Studies. Tim later received his M.Div. in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Howes have two daughters and one son. Tim and Valissa enjoy family time at home, watching Tim Hawkins, reading, and riding in the car together. They also enjoy board games, particularly Settlers of Catan, and baseball.
Valissa has served at Heritage in varying capacities since July 2015. Her main responsibility is overseeing Journey Zone Daycare/Preschool, a ministry of the church which launched in January 2016. Valissa is married to Tim, and together they have two daughters, Adali and Selah.
For more information about Journey Zone, please call 288-2045.