Heartland Community Church, established July 9, 1995, is a non-denominational church founded on the model given in scripture of a New Testament Church. Led by Pastor Kris Palmer, the church offers Bible study classes and various programs to people across northeastern Missouri.
As the President of Heartland Christian College, Kris has been serving in a leadership role at Heartland for many years alongside Pastor Charles Sharpe and other team members. Pastor Kris will continue in his role as President of the College.
Pastor Kris and his wife, Martha, have made their home at Heartland since 2002. Martha is the Academic Dean of Heartland Christian College. Kris is a graduate of Atlanta High School, Truman State University, Liberty University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. The Palmers are parents of four grown children and have eight grandchildren. Several members of their family are part of the Heartland community and church. Kris’ father, James Palmer, has been a minister in this area for many years and is one of his strongest supporters in the church.
Our vision is a sustainable, Christ-centered, intentional community of hope built around a vibrant local church, cultivating individual, family, community, and global transformation through the power of the Gospel.
Our mission is to evangelize, encourage, educate, equip, and then activate mature disciples who have been called by God, redeemed by Jesus, and transformed by the Holy Spirit through a sustainable Christ-centered intentional community built around the local church.