Heritage Baptist Church


      Heritage Baptist is an Independent, Bible believing, Christ honoring, local church that exists to glorify our great God and to meet the spiritual needs of people in this area. The members of Heritage Baptist Church have a genuine concern for your eternal salvation and your spiritual welfare. Therefore, we preach the Gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ alone and teach the whole counsel of God, all for His glory, honor and praise. We would like to extend this invitation for you to attend our church. We look forward to meeting you.

Service Schedule

Sunday School           9:30 am
Sunday Morning       10:45 am
Sunday Night             6:00 pm
Wednesday Night      7:00 pm



Pastoral Staff


Daniel B. Troutman, Senior Pastor

    Pastor Troutman has been ministering at Heritage Baptist Church since January of 1999. Prior to this, he served as the pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Greater Scranton in Pennsylvania for seven years and as an assistant pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Lebanon, PA for five years. He has received his BS degree in Bible and history from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and his M.Div from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Joseph J. Clark, Assistant Pastor

    Pastor Clark’s main responsibility is teaching the youth and leading the children’s program. He started serving at Heritage Baptist Church in June of 2013. He has received his BA in Pastoral Ministries from Maranatha Baptist Bible College and is currently pursuing his M.Div from Reformed Baptist Seminary. 

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Concerning the Scriptures

      We believe that the Bible, sixty-six books in the Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the supreme and final authority for both faith and practice ( I Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:19-21).
      We believe that to correctly interpret the Scripture, one must recognize the dispensational framework of Scripture. This acknowledges that God has progressively revealed Himself to man throughout history. Man’s responsibilities have varied with each new revelation given (Exodus 6:3;
I Corinthians 9:1 7; Colossians 1:25; Ephesians 3:2, 9, 11; I Timothy 1:4; Hebrews 1:1, 2; 7:12; 11).


Concerning the Godhead

      We believe that within the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), equal in both essence and divine perfection, but distinct in work (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 14:7-12; I Corinthians 13:14). 

God the Father

      We believe that there is only one perfect, living, holy and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4, 5). He is an infinite Spirit, the supreme Ruler of the universe and worthy of all worship (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-4; I Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4: 9-11).

Jesus Christ

      We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God (Philippians 2:5-8), conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 2, 14,18).
      We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and rose from the dead (Matthew 28:5, 6). His literal, physical resurrection guarantees both our redemption and salvation (I Corinthians 15:12-19; 1 John 2:1, 2). We believe He ascended bodily into heaven  (Acts 1: 9), and there lives for us as High Priest and Intercessor (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:23-25; 9:24).

The Holy Spirit

      We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person (Acts 5:1-5; I Corinthians 3:16-18; 6:19 20). He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; bears witness to the truth; is the agent of the new birth; guides, teaches, assists and sanctifies the believer; indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, bestows spiritual gifts, and fills for service those yielded to Him (John 3:8; 14:16, 17; 16:7-15;         Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
      We believe that the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit of apostleship, prophecy, tongues, healing, and revelation were temporary and are not to be expected today (I Corinthians 12:4-13; 13:8-11). The Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus Christ and never leads any person, at any time, contrary to the true
teaching of the Bible (John 14:16, 17; 15:26-27).

Concerning the Sinful Nature of Man

      We believe that God created man in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). When Adam sinned, the human race fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, separating man from God (Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:9-23; 5:12). Henceforth, all mankind is born with a sinful nature (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1-6, 12) and is therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin in a literal hell without defense or excuse before God (John 3:18, 19; Romans 1:20; Revelation 20:15).

Concerning Salvation

      We believe that through Christ’s shed blood on the cross (John 14:6; I Peter 1:18, 19) God has both initiated and provided salvation from the consequences of sin (John 3:16; Romans 6:23). It is universally available to all mankind with no imitations whatsoever (I John 2:2) so that all who personally receive Him by faith become saved (Romans 10:13; John 3:4-8; 16:8). Consequently, the sinner is made alive spiritually and is reconciled to God’s favor, thereby becoming a saint (John 3:16, 36; Romans 5:1, 2, 10; 8:1; 10:9-10).
      We believe that regeneration, or the new birth, is that transformation in man’s nature by the Holy Spirit. A new nature and spiritual life, not before possessed, are imparted, making the person a new creation in Christ Jesus (John 3: 3-6; I Corinthians 5: 17; Titus 3: 5; I Peter 1: 23).
      We believe that from the moment of regeneration the salvation of every believer is secure for all eternity. This security is guaranteed to each believer and is kept by the power of God (John 5:24; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 29, 30, 38, 39; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 4:30). 

Concerning the Local Church

      We believe that a New Testament church is a voluntary and independent autonomous group of baptized believers who form a spiritual body with Christ as the Head (Colossians 1:18, 24). They assemble for worship, service, fellowship, discipline, prayer, teaching, testimony, the observance of the ordinances and the spread of the Gospel into all the world. (Acts 2:42-47; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8). Each congregation recognizes its own democratic self containing government for carrying out the will of the Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:3; Colossians 3:15,16; Acts 20:17;I Corinthians 3:10-1 7; 12:12-2 7; 5:1-5; 11:2).
      We believe that every believer has the responsibility to join with and be faithful to the program of a New Testament local church. While the church depends on individual believers for prayer, support and work, the individual depends upon the church and its ministries for Spiritual nourishment, fellowship and the opportunity to exercise their Spiritual gifts (Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:4-31; 16:2;
Hebrews 10:19-25; 13:17).
      We believe that the officers of the church are limited to pastor and deacons and are to be filled by Scripturally qualified men of God
(I Timothy 2:12; 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9).

Concerning Baptists

      We believe that the name “Baptist” is a historical distinction (rather than Biblical) and that they have stood for the same following principles we dearly espouse:
  1. Baptism by immersion after salvation.
    2. Regenerated church membership.
    3. Autonomous church government.
    4. Priesthood of the believers.
    5. Soul Liberty.
    6. Ecclesiastical and ethical separation.
    7. Separation of church and state.
    8. The Bible is the only standard for faith and practice.


     In John 4:24 we are directed to “worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” Our understanding is that worship is a response to who God is. Hence, the musical selections sung before the Lord and His people will be Scripturally accurate (II Timothy 3:16,17) in order to “worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness” (Psalm 29:2). When we assemble together as a church body, we corporately worship with intentional purpose, seeking to glorify, honor, and praise God through every part of the church service.



Missionary Families

    It is our goal to support missionaries with both our prayers and our finances who are engaged in evangelizing the lost, establishing and/or edifying churches, and training qualified men to pastor churches. It is a privilege to invest in our twelve different missionary families and ministries.

The Bachorik Family
Missionaries to the Philippians
Baptist International
Evangelistic Ministries
The Dillman Family
Missionaries to Scotland
The Knipe Family
Missionaries to South Africa
The Metze Family
Missionaries to Latin America
The Porcher Family
Missionaries to Ghana
Stevenson family
The Stevenson Family
Missionaries to France
The Templeton Family
Missionaries to Spain
Bruce Tuttle
Missionary to Ukraine
M Tuttle Family - Seated
The Tuttle Family
Missionaries to the
Caucus Region
The Weaver Family
Missionaries to Kenya
The Worthington Family
Church Recovery
The Williams
The Williams Family
Missionaries to Honduras

Church Calendar



Jun 15, 2016
Edify Others
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:11


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 God’s Gift

    Suppose you were asked the question, “If you were to die today, do you know for certain that you would go to heaven?” what would be your answer?  Though no one may have ever asked you, this is the most important question you could ever be asked. Thankfully, the Bible teaches that you can answer with a confident “YES!”

    “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13)

    Notice it reads, “know” and not “think,” “hope” or “wish.” So then, how can you know for sure? In the Bible, God has given His plan of salvation: that is, knowing for sure that you are going to heaven. This is the same as knowing how to be saved or how to become born again.

    “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)

His plan outlined in the Bible is very simple! Consider the following:

    First, even though you may not consider yourself a really bad person, God says every person is a sinner. Thus, you need to realize and acknowledge that you are a sinner.

    “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10)

    “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

    Second, because you are a sinner, you are separated from God.  The ultimate result of this sinful condition is eternal separation from God in Hell. 

“For the wages of sin is death;…” (Romans 6:23a)

“…the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,…” (Luke 16:22,23)

    Third, God loves you.  He provided the payment to pardon you from “the wages of sin.”

“For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

    Fourth, God sent Jesus Christ to die for you, to pay the penalty of sin as your personal substitute and willing sacrifice.

“For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”      (Mark 10:45)

    This is necessary because no sinner could remove or cleanse his/her own heart of sin. Also, no church, no minister, no good works can provide forgiveness of sin.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

    God says that Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation.

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

    Fifth, by admitting to God that you are a sinner and agreeing with God that Jesus died for you on the Cross, you can be saved! God invites you to turn from your sin (repentance) and trust in Jesus Christ (acceptance) for eternal life.

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans 10:9)

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

    It all sounds so simple!  God made it simple because He does not want any person to go to hell. He wants everyone, including you, to become saved.

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (II Peter 3:9)

    Does God’s plan of salvation make sense to you? If His plan is not perfectly clear, read through it again, or contact us for more information. If you understand this Bible plan of salvation and want everlasting life, pray and receive His free gift of salvation.  Right now, wherever you are, you can pray to God asking Him to forgive your sin and save your soul. Today, take God at His word and simply claim His salvation by faith.

    If you have just trusted Christ as your Savior, it would be a joy to hear from you. Contact us and send us a note. We look forward to hearing from you. May God bless you in your new life in Christ!