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 and his beloved wife Angeline are the parents of five children and proud grandparents of three. They 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, five daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and currently seventeen 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.
Pastor Jason Huth
Jason Huth was raised in the church and came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in his mid-teens. He and his family live in Randolph, Ohio and have attended Heritage Reformed Baptist Church since 2012. He was ordained as an Elder in 2018. Jason is a custodian at a local school and enjoys spending time with his family, reading, going to coffee shops, and learning self-defense.
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 seven children live in Uniontown, Ohio. Josiah enjoys spending time with his family, building things, graphic design, and reading.
Deacon Michael Stauffer
Michael Stauffer was blessed to be raised in a loving, Christian home and was brought by grace to trust in Jesus Christ at a young age. He joined Heritage RBC in 2011 as a member and began serving as a deacon in 2017. Michael and his wife Ashley enjoy hiking, gardening, and fellowshipping with the brethren.
Deacon Rod Yoak
Rod Yoak was born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area and now lives in Hartville, Ohio. He and his wife Donna have three married sons and ten grandchildren. Rod became a member of Heritage Reformed Baptist Church in 2017 after the merger with Hilltop Bible Fellowship. He began serving as deacon at Heritage in early 2019. In their spare time, Rod and his wife stay busy following the school and sports activities of their grandchildren, spending time with family, and bicycling.