Who We Are

Heartland’s Williams Campus was planted in 2019 out of Heartland Community Church’s deep desire to partner with God here in Medina County. The Williams Campus is part of a family of churches sent out to share the love of Jesus in their community and the world. As we live out the Good News as a gathered family at Heartland Williams, we believe that we are all invited to participate in God’s Kingdom by centering our lives around these three aims: Being With Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, and Doing What Jesus Did.

Values

We believe that values are often discovered before they are defined. These values represent commitments and convictions the Holy Spirit has called our family to as we’ve strived to attentively and obediently follow Jesus. We seek to reflect each of these values in our worship gatherings, programs, events, and most importantly in our lives.

We believe that the person of Jesus, fully God and fully man, is God’s plan for reconciling all of creation unto himself. As his disciples we seek to see every aspect of our lives from our money, to our relationships, to our inner-most thoughts come under his rule and we desire to see the world around us restored to him as well. We aim to make much of Jesus in all we do, and we invite his Spirit to shape us by his character, teachings, and example. We embrace Jesus as the way, truth, and the life – that’s why we strive to be with him, become like him, and do what he did.

We believe that words create worlds. We work hard to speak with integrity and clarity so that we may be credible witnesses to the good news of Jesus.

We believe that Jesus has equipped his whole family to participate as God builds His Kingdom. We will work to help every person discover their spiritual gifts, equip them to use them, and provide opportunities for them to bless others through the local church. We serve together as brothers and sisters, honoring each person as a blessing from God, made in God’s image.

We recognize Jesus as the true head of the Church and our church. Therefore, we strive to heed his instructions about power – “ Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Practically, we are committed to a plurality of leadership, practices of discernment, and prioritizing faithfulness over the idols of productivity, efficiency, and speed.

We believe that to embrace Jesus and His Kingdom is to be adopted into His family. Rather than viewing God’s family as an unrealistic ideal, aspirational metaphor, or future reality, we rejoice at the gift of new brothers and sisters. As members of God’s family, we are invested in one another’s well-being and committed to bearing one another’s burdens, recognizing that “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

Beliefs

The foundation of who we are and all we do is the conviction that the one Holy and eternal God, Father, Son, and Spirit, has made himself known in Jesus of Nazareth. We confess that Jesus is Lord, submitting to His rule and reign over every facet of our lives. We believe the Scriptures tell a unified story that leads to Jesus, and seek to faithfully live by them through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, in light of the tradition and wisdom of the historic and global Church.

We are a part of the North American Baptist Conference, and operate under the constitution and bylaws of Heartland Community Church.

Leadership

Drew Steinhart

Drew Steinhart

Campus Pastor

Drew and his wife Carissa love being a part of the Williams Campus family and the city of Medina. Originally from the westside of Chicago, Drew has served Heartland since 2013, enjoying six years serving students and their families before helping Heartland plant the Williams Campus in the fall of 2019. Drew serves as the primary teaching pastor at Heartland Williams and also spearheads our groups and missions efforts. God grabbed a hold of Drew’s life right before he started high school, and finding a relationship with Jesus is truly the best thing that has ever happened to him. Drew studied Youth Ministry at Cedarville University before completing his Masters of Divinity at Sioux Falls Seminary. During his time in seminary, Drew developed a passion for the Church, and hopes to spend his life helping the Church more fully realize its God-given identity and purpose. Drew has been deeply influenced by the teaching of Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson, John Mark Comer, and his first pastor, his dad. Drew is deeply grateful for his family, and spends his freetime outdoors running, playing pickleball, or pursuing greatness as an amateur disc golfer. A few of Drew’s favorite things include good cups of coffee, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and the lovely city of Petsokey, Michigan.

Phil LaHue

Phil LaHue

Worship Director

Phil hails all the way from Wadsworth, OH where he lives with his wife Emily and their kids, Piper and Borden (Bo). Raised in a wonderful and supportive Christian home, Phil started **really** taking his discipleship to Jesus seriously as he prepared to propose to Emily, realizing that without Jesus he’d surely make a mess of things. Since he and Emily joined in 2016, Heartland has played a major role in Phil’s walk with Jesus. In 2019 Phil entered vocational ministry as he and Emily felt called to be sent out as a part of Heartland’s Williams Campus as the campus’s worship director and Phil continues to fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus and his church. He came on staff full-time at Heartland Williams in 2023 as the campus’s second full-time employee. Phil and Emily are delighted to be raising their two kids among a family of people at Heartland Williams who are dedicated to supporting each other as they practice discipleship to Jesus right in the middle of their ordinary lives. In addition to working at Heartland, Phil is also a mental health counselor and enjoys working with a handful of clients each week. In his free time, you can often find Phil hiking with his family, reading, playing board-games with what some would describe as “too-much” competitiveness, or noodling around on his guitar.