Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry.

Rev. Marcus and Thalia Heffinger

Pastors Marcus and Thalia Heffinger
Lead Pastor
We welcome Pastor Mark and Thalia Heffinger.  They became our new pastors effective November 9, 2020.  Pastor Mark loves to preach and he loves people.  We are excited.  Pastor Mark and Thalia have two daughters, one in high school and one a freshman at college.  We look forward to their leadership and ministry to the Ashland Church of God.  
Zach and Charis Napier – Worship Leaders
Zach and Charis currently lead our sanctuary worship during our 10:45am service, 6:00pm service and any special service. They also lead worship on Wednesday night for our young adult ministry (Chosen). They were married in 2018 and just adopted a new grey hound(Penny).
Kirk and Danette Baumbach – Children’s Pastor
Kirk and Danette Baumbach served as leaders of our Kids In Divine Service Ministry (KIDS church). This is a ministry for our children that occurs during our 10:45 worship service. They also lead/direct our annual Kids Krusade ministry. They have been blessed with 4 children.
Tim and Belinda Miles – Christian Education Pastor


Tim and Belinda serves as our Christian Education Pastor. Belinda has been serving in this position for over 10 years. Her desire is to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through Christian Education. She also is an anointed preacher of the gospel.
Amanda Ellyson – Choir Director
Amanda serves as our sanctuary choir direction for our church. She also leads many of our musical productions. Amanda graduated from Lee University with a degree in music.
Harold and Brenda Sasser – Journey Group Pastors
Harold and Brenda lead our Journey Group Ministry. They also lead and serve in some of our Outreach Ministries. They have been blessed with two children and five grandchildren. They have been involved in our church for over 40 years.
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