George Granberry Senior Pastor
George was born in Mississippi and grew up in Memphis, TN, Chicago, IL and Overland Park, KS. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1977 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. After Kansas State University George attended Denver Seminary and graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 1981. Since then he has ministered in Longmont, CO, Branson, MO and Wichita, KS. He was the organizing pastor of Heartland Community Church and has been Senior Pastor since its beginning in 1993. George is married to Vicki and they have two adult children, Stephanie and Stephen, each with three of their six grandchildren.
Rick Franks Associate Pastor
Rick was born and raised in Columbia City, IN. After five years in the banking industry, Rick felt God’s call to the ministry and left Indiana to attend Montreat-Anderson College in NC, where he received his B.A. in Family Science in 1988. He attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS and graduated with his Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Education in 1993. Rick was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the PCA in 1994 and ministered in Johnson City, TN and Lutz, FL before joining the staff of Heartland Community Church in September of 2006.Rick and his wife, Robbie, are the parents of 7 children: Katie, Ben, Nathan, Andrew, Elizabeth, Sarah, & Timothy
Brad Hansen Associate Pastor of Congregational Life
Brad Hansen is a native Kansan, and graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in Russian Language and Slavic Area Studies. He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in preparation for ministry, and served as a pastor within the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. for over 25 years. He and his wife Nancy came to Heartland as members in 2011. Brad and Nancy have two grown sons, Brian and Kirk, who are also members at Heartland.
Gary Goodrich Assistant Pastor of Student and Young Adult Ministry
Gary was born and raised outside Little Rock Arkansas. He came to know Jesus Christ in college at Arkansas State University and felt a call on his life at that time for ministry. In 2011, Gary felt called to pursue training for ministry so he and his wife Whitney moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Covenant Theological Seminary. Gary graduated in May 2015 with his Masters of Divinity. Gary is passionate about seeing the students and young adults at Heartland become disciples who are passionate about making disciples. Gary has been married to Whitney for 8 years and they are expecting their first child this summer.