Pastor Steve was raised on the mission field in The Republic of Niger, West Africa. He graduated High School from Ivory Coast Academy bringing him to the States in 1975 to attend college. He was 17 years old when he began at Piedmont Baptist College. He met his wife, Georgianne, in 1976 and they were married in 1978. They have three children who are now grown and married, and all three serving on the mission field.
As a family they went to Brazil as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions, where they served for 15 years.
Pastor Steve also teaches at Grace Baptist Bible College.
Pastor O’Neil was called as Pastor at South Park Baptist Church in 1985. The church later changed the name to Heritage Hills Baptist Church and moved to our current location in 1997. Pastor O’Neil has been pastor for 29 years. He has a Bachelor of Theology degree from Piedmont Bible College and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. He and his wife, Florence, have been married for 45 years. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Cory Deanhardt, and two grandchildren, Eden and Elijah.
Pastor O’Neil served in the United States Navy for four years and had two tours to Vietnam. He has taught middle and high school and coached Piedmont Bible College girls basketball for three years. He was also an Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor for approximately fourteen years before becoming pastor.
Co - Pastor
Pastor Chris was saved at the age of 19 years old. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Wake Technical Community College and then transferred to Grace Baptist Bible College at the age of 21. During his studies, he became the Youth Director of Maranatha Baptist Church and continued to do so after the merge between Maranatha and Heritage Hills Baptist Church. He graduated Grace Baptist Bible College in 2015 with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies. After graduating, Pastor Chris Married his wife Amanda in 2015. Heritage Hills Baptist Church ordained him in April of 2017 where he currently serves as one of the Pastors. In 2022, Pastor Chris graduated from Maranatha Baptist Seminary with a Masters in Biblical Studies.