Pastor - Dr. Darrell L. Kepler


     Pastor and Teresa were raised in Albuquerque, NM.  Upon the call of God on their lives, they relocated to Southern California to attend Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas.  While in school, they had the opportunity to serve at Riverside Baptist Church.  After graduating, the church called them to full time service as their music/youth Pastor.  They spent the next 10 years ministering there at RBC.  While in California Pastor Kepler attended Talbot Seminary to pursue his Masters, eventually attaining both his Masters and PhD from Great Plains Baptist Bible Seminary.  Pastor Kepler has had the privilege to pastor churches in Albuquerque, NM, Richmond, IN, and now Gravette, AR.

     The Kepler's have grown two children. Brad and his wife Lacy of Hiwasse, AR and Daniel who serves with his family at Heritage.  They have three grandchildren, Ava, and  Vander, Olivia. 

Associate Pastor - Aaron Cude
   Aaron answered the call to ministry while attending Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. He was given the opportunity to serve in the youth and music ministries at his church while in college. He began as a summer intern and stayed in a part-time capacity until he graduated in 2003. Aaron committed to receive training for the ministry and moved to Chicago, IL to attend Moody Bible Institute’s Seminary in 2005 where he served as a worship leader in a church plant. In 2007, Aaron moved back to Kentucky to serve as a music minster and work with at-risk teens in a children’s home. In 2010 Aaron relocated to Cary, NC to attend Shepherds Theological Seminary where he completed a Master of Arts in Church Ministry. While in North Carolina, Aaron continued working with at-risk youth. He was the program director of a youth camp that served youth on juvenile probation and served as a counselor to at-risk youth in the Charlotte-Metro area.

   Aaron and his wife Karrie have been married since 2012. Karrie was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and has a Bachelor of Nursing from Bob Jones University. Aaron and Karrie answered the call to Heritage Baptist Church in May of 2015.