Cleddie & Gaynell Keith
Having served in a wide range of ministries, Pastor Cleddie Keith shares from his experiences of life which makes him a relevant communicator to the hour in which we live. His world travels in conferences, crusades, and church planting was born out of a passion for souls that God gave him as a young convert in the early 60’s. Pastor Keith is a man who is consumed with a passion for revival. Under his leadership, several ministries have been birthed around the world. Since 1994, weekly river meetings and conferences have touched thousands of hungry hearts throughout the United States. The meetings have attracted many from all over the world. He is widely known as a “Pastor to Pastors”. Many have entered discouraged but have left refreshed and renewed, returning to their home churches where, at many times, their own revivals start to breakout. Pastor Keith and his wife Gaynell serves as the Senior Pastors of Heritage Fellowship. Gaynell is a vital asset to the Women’s Ministries of the church.
Cleddie & Gaynell KeithSenior Pastors
Rene & Barb Rocha
There are times when we ask ourselves, Why do we do this? What drives us to tell all these people about the great love, mercy, and forgiveness of God? The answer is simple; it is a response to the same love, mercy, and forgiveness we have received from God. It is our desire to tell the Hispanics about God. We want to see people of every race and nationality fall in love with Him and be set free. Matthew 28:19 states: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." This ministry touches the heart of God by touching the hearts of the Hispanic people and serving them in practical ways.
Rene & Barb RochaSpanish Pastors
Andrew & Lauren Gilbert
Andrew & Lauren Gilbert are the Jr. High Pastors and are also in charge of the group Relentless Jr. High. This couple brings young and exciting leadership to our students. They feel this is an incredible time in young students' lives and their goal is to aid in their development, help build their character, and teach them to “own” their faith, through relationship with friends, fun, and by understanding God’s Word.
Andrew & Lauren GilbertJr. High Pastors
Edouard & Sophie Tende
Born and raised in Congo DRC, Edouard Tende has lived in Cape Town South Africa where he was involved in the ship repair industry as a business partner and was the manager and founder of Tropical Engineering in the Congo, involving mining plant maintenance. He speaks five languages; English, French, Swahili, Lingala, Kiswahili. He came to the United States as a student at Cincinnati State University with a major in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and Technology and is currently serving as a member of the New African Immigrants Commission (NAIC) under the Office of the Ohio Governor and advisor to a newly formed Pan-African Youth Alliance which is sponsored by the American Friend Service Committee (AFSC) in Ohio. He is a member of African Professional Networking (APNET). His strong interpersonal communication skills, shows in his love and strong commitment to community and serving others. Edouard embraces diversity and believes God has instructed us to sow the seed of His Word in every person and this seed needs to be nourished with the Word of God everyday. He is a man of great faith and prayer. He is convinced that every child of God should be lead by the Holy Spirit and God will use us to pour His Spirit into other's lives with signs following. Joel 2:28 says, "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions..."
Edouard & Sophie TendeFrench Pastors
Vernel & Donna Perry
Vernel & Donna Perry are the Associate Pastors of Heritage Fellowship. Vernel is the business administrator of the church and is also a full time certified public accountant and a part time Harley rider! Being raised as a missionary to the Navajo people, Vernel has a passion to see the love of Jesus poured out among the nations and continues to preach all over the world. He and Donna have been an integral part of Heritage and the ministry of Pastor Cleddie Keith for over 40 years. They have three daughters Kayla, Megan and Bri.
Vernel & Donna PerryAssociate Pastors
Aaron and Julie Schilling
Aaron and Julie Schilling were married in May of 1998 and began working with the next generations a few months after their wedding. This work has continued until today through a wide array of ministries. They have worked in children’s ministry; served as youth pastors; and led a Bible Study for teenagers from a public high school, in addition to raising their four children: Esther, Glory, Arijudah, and Yoel. They also have two Wheaten Terriers, named Lily and Rosy. Aaron and Julie have been coming to Friday Night River Services at Heritage Fellowship since 1999 and Heritage has been their home church since 2001. They have traveled to several countries on mission trips including Australia, Europe, Africa, and Central America. They have a hunger for the presence of God and desire to see His presence manifest in everything that they put their hearts in.
Aaron and Julie SchillingChildren's Pastor
Paul & Lauren Cooper
Paul & Lauren Cooper have been apart of the Heritage family since 2006. They love fresh worship and seeing lives changed through passionate encounters with Jesus! They both enjoy songwriting, UK basketball, and pouring into the next generation. In January of 2018 the Coopers became a party of 3 with the addition of their sweet baby girl, Cotton Leigh. At Rise Youth, we believe that all are called to live a lifestyle worthy of Christ’s sacrifice. By living a Christ-centered lifestyle, we know that His love will win many to Christ. This is the Kingdom life, a life that is not always easy but is always full of destiny." If you like to passionately pursue God, laugh, go on trips, hang out, and play games, we want to invite you to come join us at Rise!
Paul & Lauren CooperWorship Pastors/Sr. High Youth Pastors