Heritage...A Gospel - Centered Church is blessed to be led by a strong group of Spirit-led men whom God has called as shepherds of His flock.  All issues of oversight pertaining to the Body at Heritage are done through unanimity of its Leadership.  We believe strongly in a shared leadership structure under the ultimate oversight of our Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ.


Pastor Jeff Hensley

Jeff_sm_Jeff is not an Oregonian by birth, though there’s no doubt he is one now at heart!
Jeff was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina and lived there until attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina where he studied Engineering and Philosophy.  He married Bronwyn, and they moved to Southern Oregon in 1997 to be closer to Bronwyn’s family in Jacksonville.  In 2003, they moved to Carmen Serdan, Mexico, to lead the School of Discipleship of Applegate Christian Fellowship, to oversee the care of the orphans at the Mission and pour into the staff there.  Shortly after, they returned to the Rogue Valley where Jeff became the Children’s Ministry Pastor.  In 2004, Jeff became an Assistant Pastor at Mountain Christian Fellowship in Medford, Oregon.  While there Jeff led the children’s ministry and youth ministry before becoming the primary counseling and Pastoral Care Pastor.  In 2008, through the support of Pastor Jim Wright and the body and leadership at Mountain, the Lord led Jeff to launch out and begin Heritage Christian Fellowship.  Jeff and Bronwyn have two beautiful daughters, Hannah was born in 2004, and Alli in 2006.  In addition to spending time with his family, Jeff is passionate about studying God’s Word, UNC Tar Heel Basketball and fly fishing the trout/steelhead filled waters of the Northwest.  Pastor Jeff is also currently enrolled in the Masters of Theology and Biblical Studies program at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
Contact Pastor Jeff -  He would love to hear from you!

Pastor Jeremy Nehf

Jeremy_sm_Jeremy Nehf was born in California but raised in Southern Oregon.  Jeremy came to know Jesus as King and Savior in November of 1996.  He met his wife Kristal at an orphanage in Carmen Serdan, Mexico while she was on staff and he was attending a School of Ministry through Applegate Christian Fellowship.  In 2000, Jeremy and Kristal were married and started a small church in Cave Junction, Oregon and  ministered there for 12 years.  During their time in Cave Junction, Jeremy and Kristal had three children, Acacia, Elijah and Eva.  In November of 2011, Jeremy came on staff at Heritage to oversee the High School and Jr High Ministries.  In addition to youth ministry Jeremy is responsible for general pastoral needs, discipleship, and counseling.  You may see Jeremy around the community enjoyng time with his family or run into him at some high mountain lake, hoping to catch some fish for dinner.  Either way, don't hesitate to say "Hi" or introduce yourself!
Contact Pastor Jeremy -   He would love to hear from you!

Pastor Sam Peck

Sam_sm_Sam Peck was born in Lincoln City, Oregon but grew up in Northern California.  He received Jesus as his Lord in 2006 and has had the call to ministry since age 16.  He got his start in ministry at Old Oak Ranch Conference center in Sonora, California where he served as a ministry intern on staff for a year.  From there Sam served at Applegate Christian Fellowship where he met his beautiful wife Randi.  Shortly after being married they moved to Bend, Oregon where he worked as the Worship Pastor at Journey Church.  After a season in Bend they returned to Medford to join the staff and church family at Heritage.  Sam is an Associate Pastor at Heritage overseeing the Worship and Sound Ministries as well as leading a Huddle Group.  Sam and his wife Randi have two children, a beautiful girl named Myla and a newborn son named Justice.  Sam enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing music and changing the never ending supply of diapers that their children  produce : ) 
Pastor Sam can be reached via email at

Pastor Brent Cisson

Brent_sm_Brent Cisson was born and raised in Toccoa, Georgia.  He became a Christ-follower at the age of 16 and grew greatly in his faith during his time as a college student at North Georgia College & State University.  During his college years, he began to sense God’s call to ministry and began pursuing that call by attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  It was there that he met his beautiful wife, Laura and they married in 2005.  Since then, he and his wife have had three incredible boys.
Brent served for nearly five years as a Middle & High School Pastor in North Carolina and also served as a intern in a collegiate ministry.  Currently, Brent serves as the Children’s and Family Ministry Pastor at Heritage.  He enjoys pouring into his children’s ministry volunteers to equip them to effectively minister to the children at Heritage.  However, in everything he does he desires to partner with families to raise a generation that follows Jesus.  Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, college football (Go Dawgs!), airplanes, and most things outdoors. Pastor Brent can be reached via email at


Kathy Johnston

Kathy_sm_Kathy serves officially as our Administrative Assistant, but "Jack of all Trades" is a better description.  Kathy assists in leadership of the Children's Ministry and overseees our Women's Ministry.  More biographical information will be available soon.  
Kathy can be reached via email at