About UsWhy Heritage Church Exists
To Worship: We see the Acts 2 church "declaring the wonders of God" (2:11), "devot[ing] themselves...to prayer" (2:42), and "praising God" (2:47).To Connect: The Acts 2 church were "all together in one place" (2:1), "they devoted themselves to...the fellowship" (2:42). "they continued to meet together" (2:46), and many were "added to their number" through the Spirit-empowered evangelism (2:41,47).
To Grow: Not only did the Acts 2 church grow quantitatively through evangelism, it grew qualitatively through discipleship. "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching" (2:42).
To Serve: The Acts2 church met the day-to-day needs of people through compassionate ministry, "Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as they had need." (2:45).
To Go: The Acts 2 church preached the gospel and called for conversion. "What shall we do?" the Jerusalem audience asked Peter after his evangelical sermon. "Report and be baptized everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and all who are far off-for all whom the Lord our God will call" (2:37-39).
With a hand full of people, Heritage Church was founded in 1983 at the Women’s Club House in Pulaski, Virginia under Pastor Hagan McClellan. In 1984 the church held it's first services on Highland Road located in Dublin, VA. In 1985, due to the growth at Heritage Church, it became necesary to move to a temporary home at the Volvo Union Hall in Dublin, VA. Later that year Heritage would move to it's new facility on Route 100 in Dublin Virginia. While the church continued to move forward, in 1990 Pastor Gordon Shinn was led to Heritage Church. The church continued to experience God's movement within its mist, so in 1996 the church added a new sanctuary addition with the old sanctuary becoming the current fellowship hall. In the year 2000, Pastor Mike Brummitt was led to Heritage Church with a new vision that would carry the church into a new generation. In 2007 Pastor Mike Sweeney came to continue and move forward with the vision that God has called Heritage Church to fullfill.