Bro. Earl Blackburn – Senior Pastor
Upon completion of his theological education, he was sent to Utah where he labored as a church planting missionary for seven years carrying the gospel to the Mormons. He was then called to Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in La Mirada, CA where he pastored for 22 years. He also served as Chairman of the Administrative Council of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) for eight years. He has traveled extensively preaching in Pastors Conferences in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Bro. Earl is the author of Covenant Theology: A Baptist Distinctive (SGCB – 2012), Jesus Loves the Church and So Should You (SGCB – 2010) and John Chrysostom (Evangelical Press – 2012), contributed to the book Denominations or Associations (Calvary Press – 2001), and numerous periodicals including Founder’s Journal, Reformation Today, and Banner of Truth, and has authored several booklets published by Reformed Baptist Publications including Covenant Theology: A Reformed Baptist Overview, Unconditional Election, Why You Should Join A Church, and Which Church Should You Join. He has pastored Heritage Baptist Church (SBC and ARBCA) in Shreveport, LA since 2006.
He and his wife Debby were married in 1975 and have one son Caleb.
Bro. Paul Haines – Pastor
He graduated with his B.A. in Bible from Hardin-Simmons University and received his MDiv from the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. Upon completion of his theological education, he was ordained and served for three years as senior pastor in Texas. In 1999, Paul and his family moved to Shreveport, where he has now served as pastor at Heritage Baptist since 2001.
Paul and his wife Emily have been married since 1992 and have four children.
Bro. Joseph Hansen – Pastor
He graduated with his B.S. in Cardiopulmonary Science in 2006 and subsequently started seminary. Within a few years the Lord led him to Heritage where he began to serve as a pastoral intern. He graduated with his MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012 and continued serving at Heritage during that time. He was ordained as an elder at Heritage in April 2018.
Joseph and his wife Catey have been married since 2012 and have three children.
Bro. Corey Smith – Pastoral Candidate
He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Hope. They are blessed to have two children, Penny Jo and Conrad. He received his MDiv, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Preaching, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Before coming to Heritage Baptist Church, he served as Student Minister for four and half years at Grace Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His desire is to know Christ more deeply and to make Christ known to others.