Jason 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 began serving as the Student Pastor at Heritage in February of 2007 and in June 2015 transitioned into the Associate Pastor role. In March 2017, the church voted to call Jason as a co-Senior Pastor.
His hobbies include watching and attempting to play pretty much any sport that uses a ball. He also loves spending time with his family and friends.
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.
Charlie and his wife Sherri have been involved in ministry in a wide variety of areas for most of their 27 years of marriage. Before coming back to the Lebanon area in 2007, Charlie served as Minister of Music and Youth at Southern Heights Baptist Church in Berryville, Arkansas. For 6 years Charlie and Sherri were involved in the communication ministry (website development and social media communication), and the worship ministry at Heritage. In January 2016, Charlie assumed the role of Children’s Pastor where he and Sherri strive to partner with parents to help the children of Heritage build a solid foundation for their Christian walk. Seeing the need for this foundation with children in the church, Charlie and Sherri work to provide meaningful worship, Bible lessons, and activities centered on Jesus Christ. In June of 2017 Charlie’s role grew as he accepted God’s call to become the full time Next Generation Pastor – guiding our Children’s and Youth Ministries – allowing for a consistent and ongoing building and strengthening of our young people’s foundation in Christ.
Charlie and Sherri love the Heritage family and are thankful for the opportunity to serve along side the people of the church as we Reach, Restore, and Recreate in the Lebanon community and surrounding areas.
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.