Meet the Pastors

Gary Meek

Lead Pastor
Pastor Gary is married to Sabrina. They enjoy spending time together and with their family. He served in various areas of ministry at Heartland beginning in 2004. In March of 2012 Sr. Pastor Steve Hill appointed Gary to lead Heartland as the Sr. Pastor. As a couple they are committed to lead Heartland with a commitment that it will always be a church where you will Experience both the presence and power of God at every meeting.

Sabrina Meek

Director, Worship Department
Sabrina is passionate about leading people into the presence of God each week, but also helping people understand that they can experience His presence daily. Sabrina is married to Gary and enjoys everyday life with their two sons Chris and Garrett, and daughter-in-law Taylor.

Emily Epperson

Chief Administrative Officer / NextGen Pastor
Emily serves Heartland as the CAO and the Next Generation Pastor, overseeing church administration and all ministry departments. Emily was born and raised in Granite City, IL. She attended Southern Illinois University for her undergrad and Vermont Law School for her Juris Doctorate. Although she is an attorney, Emily’s burden and passion is to see students experience a life-altering encounter with the One who gave them life.

Dawain Blackwell

Connection Pastor
Dawain & Janet Blackwell have been helping build relationships in churches for over twenty years.  Their focus is to connect people to the house, the community and each other.  Janet serves as an assistant principle in the Carroll ISD.  

Veronica Rosas

Administrative Assistant
Veronica (Ronnie) left her hometown of Detroit, Michigan in the early 1990’s, to serve Steve and Jeri Hill in their ministry, as part of their staff. Eventually moving to Dallas in 2003, when Heartland Family Church began. Ronnie has been on staff at Heartland from the beginning, serving as the Assistant to the Senior Pastor Gary Meek as well as filling various administrative/office positions.

Rick Rodgers

Pastoral Care
Rick Rodgers Personal Care-Connection Team Rick is married to Margie Rodgers and serves as Heartland’s Pastoral Care/Benevolence Pastor, faithfully ministering in the area of hospital/assisted living visits and taking care of the congregation in their time of financial need. He is also the Chaplain for the Grapevine Police Department, where he feels privileged to be able to minister to the officers in their time of need.

Travis Chamberlan

Jr. High/High School Ministries
Travis leads in the Jr. High and High School Ministries at Heartland Family Church