Founder and Pastor Joseph Naylor was born in Charleston WV. He grew up in Clendenin WV and attended Herbert Hoover High School. At 21 years old, he was saved; having been led to the Lord by a young lady who would become Mrs. Naylor! He was called into the ministry in 1987. He has served in numerous positions within several churches over the past 34 years. He has pastored churches in Bluefield and Hinton WV, and in Glen Lyn VA. He was ordained in November 1999 at Maranatha Baptist Church in Princeton WV. Pastor Naylor is currently a Police Officer serving New Kent and Charles City, and is also a Chaplain.
Pastor and Mrs. Naylor (Marty) were married on December 15th, 1984 in her hometown of Pineville WV. Marty is a 1984 graduate of Pineville High School and was Valedictorian of her class. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in elementary education in 2000 from Bethany Bible College in Dothan Alabama. She has been teaching in Christian education 28 years and currently teaches at Landmark Christian School. Joe and Marty have served in pastoral and evangelistic ministries in teaching, preaching, and music. They served with the Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists ministry for 3 years before being called by God to establish Heritage Baptist Church. They have 2 married daughters and 9 grandchildren.