Pastor Keith Betry grew up in the Chicagoland area and was raised in a Christian home. During a Vacation Bible School at the age of 5, Keith saw that he was a sinner and needed the salvation that Christ provided on the cross. He received his education in Christian schools and enjoyed being a part of church. In college he started his studies in aviation, but after a summer of working at a Christian camp, he surrendered to preach. At college he met Tammy and they were married after they finished college in 1994. Keith and Tammy both worked in a Christian school in Wisconsin as well in a youth department of that same ministry for five years. During that time they had their daughter, Grace. In 2000 Pastor Keith came on staff as assistant pastor at Heritage and worked here for 14 years in both the school and the church, especially ministering to teens. From 2014 to 2019 Pastor Betry served as the pastor of Beth Eden Baptist Church in Fitchburg, MA. In 2019 Heritage called the Betrys to come back to minister where Keith is now the senior pastor. He is delighted to be back ministering among the believers of Heritage and being in the community. His hobbies are reading, playing games, sports, aviation, and history, especially military history.
Pastor Ben Principe was born to Christian parents in the great state of Michigan. At the age of 5, Pastor Principe recognized that the only way for him to go to heaven was to ask God to forgive him and save him. His childhood interest in science led to an interest in apologetics. It was while watching a Creation apologetics seminar that God called him to preach. After graduating college with a degree in Bible and Evangelism, Pastor Principe spent two years working on staff at a Christian day camp where he met his wife, Crystal. God’s path has led them to teach on the isle of Saipan and then to Heritage where he has been serving since 2015. In the meantime, God has blessed them with four children, Mercy, Levi, Lukas, and Joy. Pastor Principe serves as the assistant pastor for youth and the administrator for Heritage Christian School. His hobbies include dabbling with wood carving, drawing, and playing board games with friends and family.