Staff

Meet the Team

Rev. James Heffington Jr.

Senior Pastor

Sonnie Beck

Minister to Children

Kim Heffington

Minister to Families

Tanner Henry

Minister to Youth

Melissa Jacobson

Ministry Assistant

Carol Peterson

Pianist

Joe Bullock

Maintenance Supervisor

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Sonnie Beck

Minister to Children

My name is Sonnie Beck and I am thrilled to be serving as children’s minister.  I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1992.  My husband and I were married in 1993 and we now have 4 grown children.  We served with the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board as field personnel for 13 years.  I have taught in both public and private schools for 15 years.  My heart’s prayer and goal is to shepherd children’s heart toward God so that they would surrender their lives to Christ at an early age and follow Him wholeheartedly throughout their lives.

Rev. James Heffington Jr.

Senior Pastor

Pastor James grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas where he came to know Christ as Savior at the age of 9. He sensed God’s call to the ministry as a teenager and began pastoring while a student at Baylor. James earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University as well as a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time pastor in Texas since 2000 and our pastor at Harwood since May of 2012.

James is married to Kim and they have 2 children. God has blessed both Kim and James with many diverse opportunities to serve Him. James has served as a youth evangelist, worship leader and pastor. Kim has taught at a Christian school and has served as a leader in several para-church ministries including: Next Step Ministry, Bible Study Fellowship and Young Life. Kim currently works at Covenant Christian Academy and loves getting to be at the same school as her kids! James and Kim love Christ and passionately desire for Him to receive the praise, honor, love and worship due Him from every person He created.

Melissa Jacobson

Ministry Assistant

Since the age of seven til she married, Harwood Terrace was Melissa’s home church. HTBC has been pivotal in her spiritual growth and in  teaching her how to serve in a church. This has benefited her through many years as a pastor’s wife and mom. She loves the local church and is excited to use her skills to serve at Harwood once again.

Tanner Henry

Minister to Youth

Tanner Henry was born in Waco, Texas. He was a Religion Major at Baylor University and graduated in May 2020. While at Baylor he was on staff as a Youth Ministry Associate for three years at his church. After graduating he and his wife Emily got married in August 2020 and move