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Leadership at Heritage Baptist Church


Pastor Joel Nason, D.Min.

Senior Pastor

Pastor Nason, a native of Houlton, Maine, has pastored churches in South Carolina and New Hampshire. He graduated from Bob Jones University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible. He met his wife Hope as a student at the University and they were married in 1987. While working on a Master of Divinity, which he completed in 1991, Joel and Hope labored for a short time at a mission work in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. Having returned from Africa, he started a church in Chesnee, South Carolina while working on his M.Div. God blessed the church, and he pastored there until 1991 when God called the family to plant a church in central New Hampshire. During that time he continued work on his Doctor of Ministry degree, which he received in 2000. His wife Hope is from Gastonia, North Carolina and they have three grown children: Rebekah, Caleb, and David. In 2022 they welcomed their first grandchild, Hazel.

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