Meet Our Staff

Find out a little more about our staff team below.


Ron Barnard

Pastor Ron has been the senior pastor at Heritage Church since March of 2001. He and his wife Kristi have been married for over 26 years and have two children, Carson and Mackenzie, and a daughter in law, Rachel. He attended SAGU and Hannibal-LaGrange University, where he graduated and received his bachelor’s in theology. He has a heart for missions and has done missions work across the continent of Africa including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Niger, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania. Also, Vietnam and Indonesia. Some of his hobbies include working with his hands and outdoor activities such as scuba diving, snow skiing, hunting and fishing.

Worship Pastor

Derek Carter

Derek and his family moved to Wichita Falls from Prescott, Arizona in October 2012 to serve as the Worship Pastor and to establish and oversee the Orphan Care Ministry at Heritage. Derek and his wife, Holly, have 3 beautiful children. The Carter’s have a heart to serve the foster kids in our community as they became licensed foster parents (for the third time) in December 2018. Derek loves Pixar movies and taking road trips with his family.

Youth Pastor

Jordan Wright

Jordan, and his wife Michelle, have been serving at Heritage Church for three years as our Student Pastors. They have been married since June 2016 and love to travel! Their passion is to create a student ministry where everyone belongs so that everyone can encounter God, connect with others, grow spiritually, serve passionately, and impact their world!

Children’s Pastor

Becky Ladd

Becky has ministered at Heritage for 15 years. She and her husband Mike have 3 children and 3 "amazing" grandchildren. Becky is the Children’s Pastor and oversees the International Students Ministry through MSU. Her passion is for kids to "hear" God’s Word, "See" what He can do and "Feel" His Presence and then share with others. Kid’s Kamp is her favorite time of year!

Business Administrator

Beth Kirkland

Beth and her family have been attending Heritage Church since 2008, and she has worked as the church Business Administrator since July 2016. She and her husband Rich have three awesome children and are now enjoying the perks of being empty nesters. Beth has a heart to serve and loves using her business skills while working at the church. Although Beth has many favorite scriptures, one of her favorites is Psalms 112:7 which says: They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.

Administrative Assistant

Teresa Donica

Teresa is our Administrative Assistant. She has been working at Heritage Church since November of 2003 and has attended Heritage since October of 2001. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since June 1983 and have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful son-in-law. Jim was active duty Air Force for 20 years so they have lived in several different areas of the United States, plus one tour in England.