Hello! Thank you for visiting the Heritage Baptist Church website! My name is Jonathan Burns and I’ve been the Pastor here at HBC since January 2015. I grew up in a Christian home in eastern Ohio. I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at the age of 17. After pursuing Mechanical Engineering for a year at a local college, the Lord led me to attend Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, NY, (now Davis College) for Pastoral Ministries. There I met my wife, Traci, and we were married in Oct. 1989. We began our marriage and our ministry in western PA, where I pastored at Calvary Bible Church, for 15 years. During that time God blessed us with our 5 children: David, Hannah, Christina, Steven and John. In 2004, we were called to People’s Baptist Church in Newfield, NY, where I was the Associate Pastor for 10½ years.
It is our mission here at Heritage to proclaim salvation from sin and the promise of Heaven through Jesus Christ alone! We encourage believers to mature in the Word of God yielding to the Holy Spirit, so that we might please our Lord in all we do! The Bible offers hope and the answer to all the problems we face in life. We would be blessed to have you visit Heritage and I look forward to meeting you in person!