Posted by on Jul 22, 2020

National Recovery Month coincides with our September event to celebrate 25 years in ministry. We’re looking forward to re-connecting with friends as we “declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
Heartland is an intentional community built around a local church. We have been blessed by many people throughout the years who came to receive help, but also those who felt called to help others as they found hope and healing. We know that many of those spiritual seeds that were planted are still producing a harvest in families and ministries across the nation and around the world.
Admission is free to this mostly outdoor event, which will include ample opportunities for fellowship—kid-friendly games and activities, cornhole, music under the tent, and an afternoon program featuring Heartland Recovery graduations, and special guest speaker, Alan Robertson.
Also on Saturday, The Rebel Pig Smokehouse & Grill will be selling some great BBQ, plus we’ll have cold drinks, ice cream, kettle corn, and other snacks for sale.
Sunday morning we’ll gather for church together. Watch our Facebook page and website for event times as we get closer to the date.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 19, 2020
11:00am
Activities & Food Vendors Open Outdoors
Building Walk-Thru Tours
3:00pm – Music and Program Begins under the Tent
Recovery Alumni Speaker
Recovery Graduation Service
Keynote Speaker: Alan Robertson
Sunday, September 20, 2020
10:00am Heartland Community Church Service & Livestream
As with anything being scheduled this year, watch for updates as we will follow health guidelines in place at the time of this event.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Alan Robertson is the oldest son of The Duck Commander. He grew up hunting and fishing and helped build the foundation of the family business in the ’70s and ’80s. Back in the day, he and Phil would travel around Louisiana and Arkansas selling duck calls to stores right out of their truck. The sales pitch back then was the same as it is today: “These calls are the best ’cause they sound just like a duck!”
Alan returned to the family business after serving in full-time ministry for more than 25 years. Alan plays a vital role in the family’s commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ through their love of hunting and the great outdoors. Usually the only Robertson without a beard, he calls himself a “Jacob” in a family of “Esaus.”
Alan and his wife, Lisa, are parents of two grown daughters who are married to bearded men. Alan and Lisa are proud grandparents to two granddaughters and a grandson on the way. They all live in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Alan will be speaking during the late afternoon session on Saturday, September 19th. A merchandise table will be set up at the event where you’ll have a chance to meet him in person and pick up some great resources. Currently, Alan also co-produces Phil Robertson’s new show, In the Woods with Phil on CRTV.com and is working on new projects to produce with the goal of bringing healthy, godly and family friendly content to television, the internet, and our culture.