Senior Pastor - Roger Parks
Roger Parks is Heritage’s first and only pastor since 1986. He is a second generation minister who is passionate about his family, practical Bible teaching, shepherding his flock, missions and young people. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Tennessee Temple College and attended Temple Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Parks and his wife, Carol, have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Carol is a talented teacher, musician, writer and speaker. Together they have served in Christian ministry since 1979.
When he’s not at the church, Pastor Parks can usually be found riding his bicycle on one of Autauga County’s back-roads or visiting the homeplace in Tennessee.
Youth Pastor - Donald Payne
Donald Payne serves as the Youth Pastor at Heritage Baptist. Donald was hired in the Winter of 2014. Prior to joining the staff at HBC, Donald spent more than 14 years in the business world. During this time, however, he has served as a deacon, vocalist in the choir and praise team, and a volunteer youth leader. Since 2008, he and his wife Katherine (who grew up at HBC) have served alongside the former Youth Pastor at Heritage learning the ropes, investing in the lives of teens at HBC, and proving themselves faithful to the work God has called them to. Donald has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Troy University, and a Masters in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute.
Donald and Katherine have been married for 9 years and have 3 children, Aaron (7), Luke (5) & Sarah (6 months). Donald enjoys sports, the outdoors, hunting and fishing, grilling and BBQing.
Minister of Music - Present Search is Underway
A search committee is in the process of receiving and reviewing applications for this position. If you are interested, or know a potential candidate for the position, please email Pastor Roger Parks.
Children's Director - Michele Bradley
Michele joined the staff of Heritage Baptist Church in August of 2014. Prior to joining our staff she worked as a teacher in a Christian school for twenty- one years. Michele and her husband Robert have been members of Heritage Baptist Church since 1986. They have two adult children, Dana and Dawn, and one granddaughter. Michele has served in several different capacities while attending HBC such as Awana Clubs, children's events, youth retreats, choir, drama, nursery, Wednesday night suppers and many more.
Michele and her husband Robert are both members of CMA (Christian Motorcyclists Association). This ministry allows them to share the Word of God with bikers of all groups as well as be a blessing to children in orphanages. Bike rides are taken as fundraisers to help many different charities. CMA members are often asked to lead in military funeral processions. This is an awesome adventure.
In her spare time, Michele loves spending time with her family and friends, sewing and reading.
Secretary - Lisa Caton
Lisa Caton has served as the Secretary at HBC since 2000. She is married to Danny and has one daughter, Mallorie. Prior to coming to Heritage, Lisa spent close to 7 years working for the Alabama State Baptist Convention as an office administrator. Lisa is a native of the area and has spent her whole life in our community.
Lisa enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, and reading. She also likes to spend time gardening and tending her flower bed.