Our Leadership Team

The mission of Heritage Free Will Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

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Senior Pastor Tim Stout
 
Sr. Pastor Tim W. Stout came to Heritage in July of 2000. He and his wife Tobianne have served churches in WV, NC and OH. They are the parents of 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Tim is an alumnus of Welch College (Nashville, TN) and is recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Bethany College and Seminary (Dothan, AL). He is honored to serve our church and Free Will Baptist denomination. He said of his ministry, “My program is about the person, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I believe to be a powerful preacher / pastor, one must spend time in study of the Scriptures and prayer. Therefore, I make it my goal to spend time daily in preparing my heart to worship and serve, and to train / disciple Christians to do ministry. My passion is to see the Lord glorified and His people actively growing in grace and knowledge of Him. My purpose of ministry is to see souls saved and become disciples so that we might help others come to faith in Christ and be a part of His kingdom.”
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Mike Ellis
Youth and Family Pastor
 
Pastor Mike Ellis has always had a passion and heart for young people and their families. Throughout college and the rest of his ministry, the Lord has blessed Pastor Mike with opportunities to serve the Lord’s people. Mike married Sarah Stout in 2010 after graduating from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a B.A. in Pastoral Theology and Missions. They have two children together, Chloe and Emma, who are a blessing. They are excited about what the Lord has in store for Heritage.
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Jacob Lute
Music and Discipleship Pastor
 
Jacob Lute is a native of Scioto County, Ohio and has spent the last four years studying at Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee. Jacob graduated in May of 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance and Theological Studies. Jacob desires the word of Christ to dwell richly in believers as they sing to admonish one another and glorify God. Jacob is honored by the opportunity he has to lead and disciple the Heritage Church family in this biblical song.
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Stephanie Wolfe
Office Administrator
 
Stephanie Wolfe and her husband, John have attended Heritage since July of 2000. She joined staff at Heritage in 2004. They are parents to Allie, Landon & Lainey. She enjoys time with her family, cooking, and traveling. Stephanie said of her position on staff at Heritage, “It is such a joy to work in a Christian environment and to serve this wonderful church!”