Church Leadership

Teaching Elders

Larry YeagerPastor – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Larry Yeager came to Heritage as Associate Pastor in June of 2003 and became Senior Pastor in January 2011.  He has previously served as a youth pastor in several settings and as pastor of a congregation in Maryland.  Larry and his wife Dale have been married over 30 years and have four grown children.  Their home is in Remington.

Rob AmslerAssociate Pastor – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Rob Amsler served as Staff Elder at Heritage for over four years while he attended seminary.  He was ordained as Associate Pastor in February 2008 and serves the Hispanic community in Fauquier and Prince William Counties as pastor of the HPC Hispanic ministry Cristo Redentor.  Rob and his wife Julie have been married for over 30 years and live in Catlett.

 

Associate Pastor – email hidden; JavaScript is required

Brian Sandifer served as Pastoral Intern at HPC in 2009-2010 before coming on staff in January 2011 to prepare for ordination exams and begin ministering at HPC.  He was ordained as Associate Pastor in December 2011.  He and his wife Samara have been members since 2006 and have five young children.  Their home is in Warrenton.

Ruling Elders

Kevin Horn, Ed Faudree

Pastors Yeager, Amsler, Sandifer and the other elders of this congregation seek to serve the Lord Jesus through careful teaching of the Bible and by overseeing the congregation’s spiritual welfare.

Deacons

Allen Kwiatkowski, Steve Mainville, David Repass, Mark Rittgers, Bo Tucker

Church Government

In a Presbyterian form of church government, the local responsibility for leading the congregation and overseeing its spiritual welfare rests with the elders of the church (I Timothy 3:1-7). At Heritage Church there are currently two ruling elders (Kevin Horn and Ed Faudree) and three teaching elders (Larry Yeager, Rob Amsler, and Brian Sandifer) These five men form the “Session” which is the official governing body of a local church in the Presbyterian Church in America’s form of government.  Also, one man is designated “ruling elders emeritus” as one retired from active duty on the session but still active in the life and ministry of the church.

In addition to the Session, a Board of Deacons exists to minister to the physical needs of the congregation and of others whom the congregation has opportunity to serve.

Beyond the local church, all the PCA congregations in a given geographic region form a regional church which is governed by its Presbytery (made up of elders from all of the PCA churches in that geographic area.) On a national level, the denomination is governed by a similar gathering of elders representing all the Presbyteries and churches. They meet annually in a General Assembly.


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