Jeff Adair, Youth Minister
I serve as the youth minister here at Heartland church of Christ. I get to hang out with 6th-12th graders and teach/equip them to follow Christ. The coolest part of the job is seeing teens want to change their lives and follow Him.
I didn’t know Jesus until my girlfriend Sarah told me about Him. We started studying God’s word with her parents and I was baptized into Christ in February of 2009. I married Sarah in October of 2011.
I have been in ministry for just over a year and am loving it! I am also in year one of obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Amridge University.
It is such a blessing to be a part of the family here at Heartland; love is everywhere here!
Leo Martinez, Ministro Hispano
Soy originario del estado de San Luis Potosi, en Mexico, pero los últimos 21 años he vivido en los Estados Unidos.
Antes de venir a esta ciudad de Kansas City, vivimos en Rogers, Arkansas por 17 años y estoy convencido que por la voluntad de Dios, estamos aquí. Esta congregación ha abierto sus brazos para recibirnos y ayudarnos para ministrar la obra de Dios entre la Comunidad Hispana.
Algunas cosas que me interesan son: convivir con la familia, leer libros, la carpintería, futbol y conocer otros lugares.
John Turner, Interim Pulpit Minister
John is currently serving as interim minister at Heartland Church of Christ during Heartland’s pulpit minister search. He served as a ministry apprentice at Heartland for two years prior to the interim role and he is currently pursuing a Master’s in Divinity from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. After graduating from Kansas State University, John spent nine years in banking working as a loan officer until God had other plans for him. He enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, basketball, and K-state sports. His favorite scripture at the moment is John 15:5.
John and his wife, Alicia, live in Roeland Park. They welcomed their first child in August 2015, a daughter, Liesl.