About Us

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 realize that Christ has made it so simple for us. Although it sounds so easy, we realize that in order to love like Christ loves, we need to hear His Word in order to grow in the maturity of His grace and knowledge. 

So thank you for visiting our web-site, may you be blessed by His grace and great love for you. Calvary Chapel Heartland is located in middle Georgia at Fort Valley. If you’ve never visited us, we’d love for you to come and visit real soon. 


Lead Pastor Steve Sandoval

Pastor Steve moved his family from southern California to plant Calvary Chapel Heartland in 1997. Two and a half weeks later we held our first Sunday service. Pastor Steve formerly worked as a firefighter/paramedic in Costa Mesa, California. He attended the School of Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and served as an assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel Cardiff. Pastor Steve and Cindie have been married 31 years and have four children and two grandchildren.


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.


Assistant Pastor Garry Jervis

Pastor Garry is a Worship Leader and has been a faithful servant of the Lord for many years. He helped lead worship at the very first Sunday Service at Calvary Chapel Heartland in 1997. He and his wife Cheri have been married 41 years and have five children, and eight grandchildren.


Assistant Pastor Jerry Axtell

Pastor Jerry and his wife Kathie grew up in Warner Robins and were high school sweethearts.This February marks their 35th wedding anniversary. They are two of the most loving people you will ever meet. Jerry has a real heart for Men's Ministry and has taught the weekly men's study for nearly 15 years. He is a very gifted and anointed Bible Teacher and is a Chaplain with Samaritans Purse .


Assistant Pastor Dan Sandoval

Pastor Daniel has a tender heart for the Lord and enjoys ministering to Gods people. He serves as an assistant pastor and worship leader. He has graduated from the Calvary Chapel Bible College and from the School of Worship as well. Daniel is also a Firefighter for the City of Warner Robins. He and his wife Faith reside in Warner Robins and have two children, Selah, and Josiah.

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