Heartland Community Church, established July 9, 1995, is a non-denominational church founded on the model given in scripture of a New Testament Church. Led by Pastor Kris Palmer, we strive to be a relational church family. Jesus taught that the highest virtues in terms of God’s Law are relational—to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.
As the President of Heartland Christian College, Dr. Kris R. Palmer served in a leadership role at Heartland for many years alongside Pastor Charles Sharpe and other team members. Following the death of Pastor Charlie in 2017, Pastor Kris stepped in as the lead pastor of Heartland Community Church. He also continues in his role as President of the College.
Pastor Kris and his wife, Martha, have made their home at Heartland since 2002. Martha is the Academic Dean of Heartland Christian College. Kris is a graduate of Atlanta High School, Truman State University, Liberty University, and holds a PhD from Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. The Palmers are parents of four grown children and have eight grandchildren. Several members of their family are part of the Heartland community and church.
The Church meets at 101 Nations Boulevard (in the school auditorium). The main entrance is located on the west side of the building nearest the three flag poles.
Weekly Church Activities
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study
GPS Kids’ Groups & First Look Classes
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Intercessory Prayer in the Church Auditorium.
Sunday School – Adults and children up to 5 years old.
GPS Kids Church for children ages 5 to 12 meets in a separate service from 9-11:30am.
Nursery and Children’s Church available for ages up to 5
Nursery and Children’s Church available for ages up to 5 (the last Sunday night of each month all children remain in the service except those 2 and under)
Dorothy Sharpe-Moore Building6417 Shelby 150, Suite A, Bethel, MO 63434
Phone: (660) 284-6212
Fax: (660) 284-6320
Our mission is to evangelize, encourage, educate, equip, and then activate mature disciples who have been called by God, redeemed by Jesus, and transformed by the Holy Spirit through a sustainable Christ-centered intentional community built around the local church.
Heartland Community Church has a live video stream available for weekly services and special events. On the church video website, our YouTube Channel, Facebook page, or via Roku you can view live video, recorded services, and past episodes of Straight from the Heart. To learn more, visit hland.tv.