About Us

A message from our pastor.

About Us

Welcome from our Senior Pastor

Heritage is a place. We have a beautiful sanctuary, a preschool, a library, classrooms, a gymnasium, social hall, offices – even outdoor athletic fields.

Heritage is a place, but the place is not the heart of Heritage.

Words from a favorite Methodist hymn say it well: “The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place – the church is a people.” Members of our congregation range in age from infants to centenarians and include a wide spectrum of occupations and professions. Yet in this place we share a common heritage: “I am the church! You are the church! All who follow Jesus, all around the world! Yes, we’re the church together!”

As United Methodists we seek God’s grace as we endeavor to be God’s perfect love in the world around us. We don’t always get it right, but we are dedicated to the study of God’s Word. We worship as a church to seek God’s individual will for our lives.

As members of Heritage United Methodist Church we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We are dedicated to serve, as was God’s only begotten Son, who also came to serve.

We invite you to join in our passion to live with compassion!

Grace and peace,
Pastor Paul

Reverend Dr. Paul Baker

Reverend Dr. Paul Baker

Senior Pastor

Our History

Heritage United Methodist Church was founded on April 28, 1985 from the merger of Memorial United Methodist Church and Brookville United Methodist Church. The name Heritage was chosen to represent each congregation’s history which encompassed 125 years. By the end of July, 1985, the property on Leesville Road and a new parsonage had been purchased. The ground breaking service was held on November 16, 1986 and construction began a short time afterward. With great joy and thanksgiving the first worship service was held in the new sanctuary on June 5, 1988.

Our Mission

We exist to glorify God,
to make disciples for Jesus Christ,
and to send disciples according to their call.

The United Methodist Church

Are you interested in learning more about our denomination?  What do we believe?  How are we connected to others around the world? Learn more at UMC.org.

Heritage United Methodist Church