It was March 2002, Vienna, Austria. Evangelist Steve Hill was preparing to preach at a crusade when the Lord suddenly spoke. “My sheep need a fold.” Steve knew what the Lord was saying. This confirmed what had been burning in his heart for months. It was time to raise up a church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where people would not only be saved, but also pastored, discipled, and trained, not to simply warm a church pew, but to shake this world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
With this vision and directive, Heartland Family Church was launched, and on Sunday, September 14, 2003, we officially began holding church services in a local high school auditorium. In 2005, Heartland purchased a beautiful 40,000 square foot building in Las Colinas, which is now home to this amazing family of believers, where the pastors and numerous lay leaders oversee a wide range of ministries, enabling them to effectively minister to the diverse needs of the congregation.
In March of 2014, after a brutal batter with cancer, Heartland’s founding Pastor Steve Hill went home to be with the Lord. He longed to see a church in the DFW area that had a passion for Jesus and driving desire to see people transformed by the power of the pure Gospel. This continues to be our solid foundation and the vision of this house remains strong.
People are amazed at what God is doing at Heartland . Lives are being saved, healed, delivered and set ablaze for Jesus. Whole families are coming to the Lord. Marriages restored. Men who’ve been spiritually complacent are now on fire for God. Children are being powerfully touched. Teenagers are having encounters with God. Believers are growing in God and discovering that they, too, can win people to Christ and be used of God. Their excitement is contagious! Heartland is a church for your whole family. And so much more. We believe that the greatest days in church history are on the horizon. And the people of Heartland are preparing for those days!