Heritage Bible Church, Port Lavaca, TX
Heritage Bible Church
Monday, September 25, 2023
Study to show yourself approved by God, a workman that needs not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Elders & Deacons


Rev. Dr. J. Dustin Jenkins, D.Min., MTh., MBA, LP

Originally from Sanger, TX, Dustin Jenkins graduated from Howard Payne University with a BA in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Languages.  After one year at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dustin entered the Fire Service working full-time as a Fireman and Paramedic in Cleburne, TX, where he met his wonderful wife Jamie. The Lord drew Dustin back into ministry serving both in South Carolina and Texas.  During this time, he completed a Master of Theology and a Doctorate of Ministry at Covington Theological Seminary. Dustin is committed to an expository style of preaching and has dedicated his life to teaching and spreading God's Word. Dustin and Jamie have four beautiful daughters; Samantha, Haleigh, Ashlynne, & Maycie; one son-in-law; and three wonderful granddaughters.
"Preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction" (2 Timothy 4:2).
"Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us" (1 Thessalonians 2:8).



Ken Rippee

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Elder/Sunday School Teacher/Music Leader

Dr. J. Dillon Jenkins, D.O.

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Elder/Sunday School Teacher

Ross Stapp

Born in Victoria, but raised in Port Lavaca his entire life, Ross Stapp graduated from Calhoun High School in 2008. After high school, Ross endured the school of hard knocks (went to jail 4 times) as a result of his sinful life style. Fast forward to 2014, and the Lord gracefully intervened in his life. The Lord saved Ross and he was born again. In 2016, Ross married the love of his life, Sam. Together, the married couple has three amazing daughters, Kenley, Rylee and Ella. Ross was the publisher of the local newspaper, a chemical process operator and now works from home. Ross currently is the adult Sunday school teacher and loves studying the Word of God. 

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”  (Ephesians 2:8-10)


Paul Stapp

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Aaron Barecky

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Heritage Bible Church . . .

is an Elder-led church. The clear teaching of Scripture demonstrates that the Biblical norm for church leadership is a plurality of God-ordained elders, and only by following this biblical pattern will the church maximize its fruitfulness to the glory of God.The primary responsibility of an elder is to serve as a manager and caretaker of the church (1 Tim. 3:5). That involves a number of specific duties. As spiritual overseers of the flock, elders are to determine church policy (Acts 15:22); oversee the church (Acts 20:28); ordain others (1 Tim. 4:4); rule, teach, and preach (1 Tim. 5:17; cf. 1 Thess. 5:12; 1 Tim. 3:2); exhort and refute (Titus 1:9); and act as shepherds, setting an example for all (1 Pet. 5:1-3).