Our Staff


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.


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

Gary and Whitney Goodrich

Gary Goodrich

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.  After graduating in 2009 with a B.S. in Exercise, Gary spent 2 years in Little Rock in the health and fitness industry.  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 comes to Heartland with a passion to see The Gospel as the centerpiece on which our students build their life upon.  Gary is passionate about seeing the students and young adults at Heartland become disciples who are passionate about making disciples.

Gary is married to Whitney and they have been married since 2008.

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee


Teaching Elders

George Granberry – Worship

Rick Franks – Ministry

Gary Goodrich – Student and Young Adult Ministry

Ruling Elders

John BoumaBryan HanningMatt Phillips
George BruceBrad HansenStan Shelden
Jeff FloraRon JohnsonMorten Vigilius
Gary GenschJeff MorrisLaVerne Waalkes


Phil ChallansChris Jackson
Dan De JongBarry Malcom
Ryan FrostBrian Nelson
Brian GenschTom Paine
Stephen GranberryTerry Peterson
John Hetherington