Pastors & Staff

Dr. Keith D. Ferrell

Lead Pastor

Keith is a native of Texas and retired US Army Chaplain. He and his wife Heather joined the Heartland family in April 2021, having ministered all over the world together. After 26 years of ministry the Ferrell's have brought their love of Jesus and the Church to Heartland. Keith is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business, and Liberty University / Rawlings Seminary  with a Master  of Arts in Religion (MAR, 72 hrs), a post-graduate degree (Ed.S.) in Education, and a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin). Dr. Ferrell is also the recipient of numerous Graduate certification and licensures in Pastoral Ministry, Counseling, Trauma and several Marriage Enrichment and Counseling programs.
Pastor Keith believes that 'unity in the body of Christ leads to unity of task as purpose as the Church.' It is with this unity in mind that Heartland is beginning a new age of collaboration and outreach to City, State, Nation and World as an Acts 1:8 Church.

Andy Troyer

Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Family Ministries

Pastor Andy Troyer joined the Heartland Community Church team in September of 2007. He serves as associate pastor, leading our youth (Core Teen Church) and hospitality (First Touch) ministries. Andy is a 2005 graduate from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO and is passionate about leading others into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Andy and his wife, Becky, were married in December 2005 and have two children.
 Two of Andy's favorite chapters of the Bible are Romans 12 and Isaiah 40. One of his favorite verses is found in Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

Meet the team.

Becky Troyer

Business Administrator
Becky is the 'brains' behind the ministry at Heartland. Having graduated Central Bible College in 2005, Becky brings her love of administration and financial management to Heartland and keeps us all on track.

Tracy Hinton

Children's Pastor
Tracy is the 'heart' in Heartland Kids. Over the last few years she has taken her love of our children and developed an amazing children's program that is unrivaled in our area.

Ryan Ford

Worship Leader
Ryan is the Music of Heartland. Having joined the team in July 2021, he has developed a team that seeks God first by created opportunities to worship freely and spontaneously. 

Tracie Thompson

Assistant to Lead Pastor
According to Pastor Keith, nothing happens unless Tracie makes it happen. Having been a member of the Heartland family for over 13 years, Tracie is integral to the daily operations of the church office.

Andy Troyer

Youth Pastor
Andy is 'all-things' Youth. Cookouts, Bible Studies, Wild-n-Out Christian Concerts, Andy does it all.

April Ford

Campus & Grand Palace Director
If it happens on Campus, it goes through April. From wedding planning, funeral dinners, and even Proms and Business Meetings, April is our 'go to' for Campus Operations.

Jerry Barnes

Lead Sound Engineer
Jerry is the Sound of Heartland and has been for the last 25 years. His love of his craft is evident in each of our live services.

Tim & Dustin

Video Technician Guru
If it's on screen, it's Tim & Dustin working their magic by synching lyrics or following Pastor Keith's messages (at least the non-Hebraic or Greek ones).