On January 31, 1993 several couples met in a College Hill home to discuss and pray about the potential of planting a new Reformed church in East Wichita. This core group believed that there was a great need in Wichita for a Reformed church that intentionally reached out to the un-churched. After much prayer, discussion and planning the core group commited to call Pastor George Granberry to be the organizing pastor. George and his wife Vicki joyfully accepted and the seed for Heartland Community Church was planted. Our first vision statement that guided our early years said,
"Heartland desires to be a church that manifests the reality of Jesus to the world by equipping Christians to live lifestyles in the world that are Biblically accurate, personally pure, family centered, evangelistically bold and socially responsible."
Pastor George retired honorably after 27 years of leading Heartland Community Church and he and Vicki are now involved in global missions from thier home near Chattanoga, Tennesee. Heartland is grateful for George and Vicki's faithful service and as we move into a new chapter we have been blessed to welcome Pastor Jonathan Whitley, his wife Tara and their children to Wichita. We are excited to walk with Pastor Jonathan as we boldly move forward to share the reality of Jesus Christ with our city and our world.
Heartland Community Church has now been nurturing Christians for more than a quarter century and we rejoice to be a part of what God has done in and through us and look forward to what we believe He wants to do in our city. We would love for you to consider joining us as we look forward to the next 25 years of embodying the vision God has given us.
"We exist to Glorify God and enjoy Him forever as we gratefully worship Him, lovingly disciple His people and eagerly evangelize the lost."