At Heritage, we desire to worship God by rejoicing in the grace and truth that has come through Jesus Christ (John 1:17). Our aim is to focus our minds and affections on Him in such a way that He is glorified. Not only do we desire to extend our worship to God, but we expect also, according to the promise of James 4:8, for God to draw near to us…to come with power, revealing sin, and showing Himself glorious and worthy of our worship.
We do not seek to manipulate emotions by basing our worship on ourselves, but we do desire our services to evoke genuine, deep, and experiential communion with God and love for one another.
In whatever we seek to do, it must always conform to the truth of Scripture, and that truth is what provides us the basis for what we sing, preach, pray, and otherwise display to one another in fellowship.
We believe every element of our worship should be free from distraction and instead accentuate the glory of our Head, Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mike Waters
Mike Waters has been Pastor of Heritage Reformed Baptist Church in North Canton, Ohio since 2003. He was converted through the ministry of the Holland Rescue Mission in Holland, Michigan in 1994, and served as chaplain at that mission for nearly ten years. He attended Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He, his beloved wife Angeline, and their five children live in the city of Canton, Ohio.
Pastor Dan Detwiler
Dan Detwiler was born on a dairy farm in Seville, Ohio. He became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He married Mary in 1981, and they have been blessed with eleven children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and eleven grandchildren. He joined Heritage RBC in 2007 and became an elder in 2014. Dan works full time as a stone cutter in a granite shop. He enjoys reading the masters of the Reformation of the 16th century, home remodeling projects, and going on hikes.
Deacon Mike Spickard
Mike Spickard has been a member and deacon of Heritage Reformed Baptist Church since the church was constituted in 2002. He and his wife Penny live on a small farm in Akron, Ohio and have four grown children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
Deacon Josiah Detwiler
Josiah Detwiler was saved by the grace and mercy of God during his childhood. He has been a member of Heritage Reformed Baptist Church since 2008 and began serving as a deacon in 2016. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Melody. They and their five children live in Uniontown, Ohio. Josiah enjoys spending time with his family, building things, graphic design, and reading.
Deacon Michael Stauffer
Michael Stauffer was raised in a loving, Christian home. He was brought to trust in Jesus Christ at a young age. He joined Heritage RBC in 2011 and began serving as a deacon in 2017. Michael lives with his family on their mini farm. He enjoys classical music, hiking, and fellowship with the brethren.