About Calvary Chapel Heartland

A Place to Learn and Grow

Heartland is a church whose goal is to simply “Love God and Love People”. We get that purpose from the Bible in Matthew 22 where it says, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” and Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Therefore, this is what we strive for …. to love like Jesus loves.

We understand that in order to love others like Christ loves us, we must have personal relationship with Him. Romans 10:9 tells us,”that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Our goal at Heartland is to see people commit their lives to Jesus Christ, and to see them grow in their personal relationship with our Lord and Savior through simple and sound teaching of the Bible; chapter by chapter and verse by verse!   



Senior Pastor Jerry Axtell

Pastor Jerry and his wife Kathie grew up in Warner Robins, were high school sweethearts and married in 1984. They have served at CCH for many years, and now have answered the call to pastor at Heartland. They are two of the most loving people you will ever meet. Jerry has a real heart for Men's Ministry and has been teaching the Men of the Word Bible study since 2005. Jerry has an Bachelors degree in Christian Counseling from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. He is a very gifted and anointed Bible Teacher and is a volunteer Chaplain with Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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Assistant Pastor Phil Snider

Pastor Phil and his wife Tracy moved to Warner Robins in 2008 after his retirement from the Air Force. He has attended and served in several Calvary Chapels all over the world for the past 20 years. From 2016 to 2020 he went back overseas to serve the military community once more. This time as an Assistant Pastor to the Air Force Chaplain at RAF Croughton. He has since returned to Heartland with a passion for teaching God’s word. Phil leads the Wednesday night service at 6:30 pm.

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Assistant Pastor Aaron Glaize

Pastor Aaron attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in both York, England and Siegen, Germany. After graduating from the Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, He and his wife, Donna, served in Germany for three years as missionaries. Upon returning to the States, they felt lead to serve in Georgia to systematically teach God’s word and encourage the local body. The Glaizes have three wonderful kids; Chuck, Elouise, and Elizabeth. Aaron is our Care Group Director and Donna is our Women's Ministry director.

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Assistant Pastor Kirk Martin

Youth Pastor Kirk has a passionate, fun-loving heart for the Lord and His people. He serves as our youth pastor here at Calvary Chapel Heartland. He is an ordained pastor and is also a licensed electrician for the state of Georgia. He and his bride Amy reside in Byron and have one daughter, Raleigh. Kirk is also the director of our Children's Ministry.

Ministry Leaders

Men of the Word Jerry

Men's Ministry
Jerry Axtell


Women's Ministry
Donna Glaize


Care Groups
Aaron Glaize


Worship Team
Wes Byrd


Youth Ministry
Kirk Martin


Children's Ministry
Paul Seidl


Infants and Toddlers
Dawn Kidder