Jeff Adair, Youth Minister

Jeff_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

LeoDoy gracias a Dios por la oportunidad de servir a la Comunidad Hispana, mis funciones principales es servir como evangelista, predicador y ofrecer orientacion a las familias que lo necesiten.

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_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.