Dr. Scott Hanks, Pastor
Pastor Hanks has been the senior pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kansas for nearly 25 years. God has blessed with growth in the ministry at home and abroad. Pastor has led the church through four major building projects. Missions has always been a focal point of his ministry, both locally and around the world, with over 90 missionaries being supported currently. Pastor Hanks also believes in the importance of printed Baptistic materials and has written over 40 books and curriculums. He continues to train young men and women in the ministry through a life on life principle at Heritage Baptist College.
Pastor and his wife, Stacia, have been married for 29 years and have been blessed with 8 children and 1 grandchild. Both he and his wife have been blessed with godly heritages having grown up in the ministry with their fathers having pastored for more than 30 years each.
Joshua Daniels, Assistant
Joshua Daniels had the privilege of growing up here at Heritage Baptist Church and graduated from Heritage Baptist College in May of 2006, with a degree in pastoral theology. He and his wife, Cynthia, currently serve in many of the ministries of the church, including the jail and prison ministries. Joshua and Cynthia are both teachers in the Christian school and Joshua serves as the school administrator. Joshua also oversees the Teen Church every Sunday morning.
Mark Mize, Missions Director
After a successful career as a business executive, Dr. Mark Mize was blessed with the opportunity to join the staff in 2012. He has served in the capacity as mission’s director as well as assistant to the Pastor. He currently teaches jr. high and college classes for our schools. Dr. Mize was married for 25 years, his wife went home to be with the Lord in 2005. He has three grown daughters. One of which is currently teaching at Heritage Baptist School. Mark Mize received his Bachelor of Science in Business, Master of Arts in Business and both Master and Doctorate in Religious Education. The jail and bus ministry are also ministries that Dr. Mize is involved with.
Michael Price, Assistant (Printing Ministry)
At the age of 10, Michael trusted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and surrendered to preach at the age of 12. He attended Oklahoma Baptist College and Heritage Baptist College where he graduated with a degree in pastoral theology. Michael joined the staff in 2016 and serves in the printing ministry, teaches in the Christian school, and preaches in the jail and prison ministries.
Dan Martin, Evangelist
Dan Martin was saved at the age of nine. At the age of 17 he joined the military and served our country in the US Navy for 5 years. After the military he worked as a fireman for 15 years and has been serving the Lord in full-time evangelism since 1996. Now in the Lord's work, he has served in many facets of the ministry. He serves every summer at our camp as the camp director. The Lord used him to help start the Grace Baptist College, a ministry of Grace Baptist Church in Gaylord, Michigan. In 2017, the Lord led Dan Martin and his wife, Terri, to move to Kansas and base their ministry out of the Heritage Baptist Church. He and his wife have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.