A plurality of leadership model creates built-in accountability
Lead Pastor | Elder
Dustin moved his family to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2009 after working as a youth pastor in Virginia. He launched Heritage Bible in September 2009 with a core group of people who were determined to plant a Bible-based church in the Northeast area of town. Pastor Dustin is a gifted teacher who loves the Word of God and people. He and his wife, Catherine, have three children: Dawson, Dylan, and Zoe.
Associate Pastor | Elder
Mark, a native Nebraskan and part of Heritage Bible Church for well over a decade, has served as an elder since 2014. In 2016, he left his career in financial services to serve the church full-time as an associate pastor. While he very much enjoys the administrative and financial side of the work, his deepest passion is studying and teaching God’s inerrant Word (Psalm 19:7b). Mark and his wife, Precious, have nine children and seven grandchildren (so far!).
Youth & Media Pastor | Elder
Nick taught Bible and technology classes and coached girls basketball at Lincoln Christian School for 22 years. He has been on the leadership team since 2010 and served as a part-time youth pastor at Heritage for a few years and is now on staff full-time. Along with his role as a youth pastor, he oversees the assimilation, technology and media needs of the church. He and his wife, KC, have three children: Andre (married to Erin), Mariah (married to Connor), and Isaiah. He enjoys barbering, listening to music, fishing, BBQ, reading, and spending time with KC and their grandchildren, Mattley and Jameis.
Small Groups Pastor | Anchor Bible Church Lead Pastor | Elder
We’re excited to welcome the newest member to our team. Matt McGrew will serve as our pastor of Small Groups & Discipleship. Having most recently served at Shades Mountain Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Matt is certainly no stranger to Nebraska (nor is Cory for that matter)! Matt has been a youth pastor for many years and enjoys studying and teaching the Word of God. We are thankful God has moved his family back to Nebraska and to the Heritage Bible Church family. Matt will be the lead pastor at Anchor Bible Church (church plant south of Lincoln) in 2023. Matt, and his wife Cory, have 10 kids!
Tom is originally from the Madison, Wisconsin area, but has been in Lincoln for decades. The past 15 years were spent at First Free Church as Pastor of Small Groups and Counseling. Tom is a well-known and respected biblical counselor in the community. He and his wife Sandy have 3 children, and now 9 grandchildren. Tom has been at Heritage Bible since December of 2020 in a part-time capacity as Pastor of Counseling. Tom enjoys reading, travel, golf, and coffee with friends.
Joel and his wife Renee, have been with Heritage since the church was started. Joel grew up in Norfolk, NE as a pastor’s son. He moved to Lincoln in 1986, after graduating from Duke Law School, and has been with Woods Aitken Law firm since that time. Joel enjoys teaching adult Sunday School classes, and he and Renee love planning and hosting church get-togethers. Joel and Renee have four adult daughters, Alyssa, Abbie, Anna, and Audrey.
Nick has been part of Heritage Bible since 2017, has served as an elder since 2019, and serves on the Youth Team. He loves serving God through youth ministry, evangelism, and missions. After college, his career has been in the electrical commercial/industrial/power construction industry. Nick loves spending time with his family, the mountains, the Huskers and Denver Broncos, fishing, hunting, and golf. Nick and his wife Kathy, who is with Jesus, have four adult children; Melissa and Matt, Ryan, Kristin, Jason and Kinsey, as well as many beautiful grandchildren.
Lay Elder | Grief Share
Kent has been a part of the Heritage Bible Church family since 2016. He joined the leadership community as an elder in the fall of 2020. Kent is a man of integrity and is a respected realtor in the community. He and his wife Carissa enjoy hosting family, friends, and a small group at their acreage on the southeast edge of town. He also leads the GriefShare ministry and is involved in the music ministry. Kent and Carissa have 7 children in their newly blended family: Kaleb (married to Mayara) Andersen, Joelle (married to Torrey) Escamilla, Dani (married to Michael) Hoppes, and Ainsley, Deacon, Given, and Sullivan Valenta.
Lay Elder | Worship Leader
Jon was part of the initial launch of Heritage Bible back in 2009. He served as Pastor for Student Ministries and Worship. In 2017 Jon and his wife, Polly, moved south and Jon began work as a contractor. They moved back to Lincoln in 2019, and Jon started his own construction company shortly after. He came back on the Elder team in 2020 and currently oversees music ministry. Jon and Polly have two children, Lola and Jackson.
Al has been a part of the Heritage Bible Church family since 2013. He joined the leadership community as an elder in the fall of 2020 and specifically oversees the Women’s Ministry and Missions along with other ministries. Al is a prayer warrior and he co-leads a small group on the south side of town. He is a well-known and respected dentist (Korte Dentistry) in the community and has practiced in Lincoln for over 30 years. Al and his wife Linda, have seven children: Zachary, Nataleigh, Seth, Caleb, Allyson, Abigail, and Margy.