In May of 1999 a group of 29 people began meeting together for Bible study and worship. In June 1999 this small group of people were blessed to be able to use the old Western Store building as a temporary place of worship. In July of 1999 fifty nine people joined together in the formal organization of Heritage Church.
In March of 2000 the church purchased 26.4 acres of land where the current Heritage campus is located. By December of 2000 a special offering was taken on Christmas Eve and the land was paid in full!
In January of 2002 construction began of the first phase of Heritage’s permanent worship facilities. On April 28, 2002 the founding pastor, Dr. Paul Magness, preached his final sermon as Pastor. There were 233 people present that morning. On May 5, 2002 Heritage welcomed her new pastor, Tim Montgomery. After a 13 year tenure at Heritage, Tim stepped down in May of 2015. After an eight month interim period, Michael Robison was hired as Lead Pastor in January 2016, a role from which he resigned in April 2016.
After another eight month interim period, Heritage Church named Matt Graves Lead Pastor in January of 2017. The number eight is a number that signifies resurrection and regeneration in scripture. It is the number of a new beginning. We do not believe it is a coincidence that we came out of two eight month interim periods before entering into the next chapter of our story.
As we consider all that God has done throughout the history of Heritage, we are more excited than ever as we move FORWARD with the ministry that God has entrusted us with to reach Texarkana and the surrounding areas.