Pastor John SilkauskasAssistant Pastor
John joined the Staff at Heritage in July of 2014.
John was born in Bristol, Connecticut, (home of ESPN), and was a part of a large Italian Catholic family. After enjoying his childhood in the New England area, he and his family moved to Centerville, Ohio. During his senior year in high school he discovered there was something more to life than what he was living. It was then that he asked Jesus to forgive his sins, and that changed the course of his life. After graduating high school he went to Sinclair Community College of Dayton, Ohio, and began to really serve the Lord in his local church and in the community.
He graduated with an Associates Degree in Communications and then took the year off to travel and preach the gospel. He then decided to further his education, and two years later he graduated from Asbury University with a Bachelor in Bible and Theology.
Prior to working at Heritage he served as the youth pastor at Russell Road Church in Sidney Ohio. He has served in ministry close to twenty years in various churches and ministries across the nation and around the world. He has worked as a chaplain for juveniles, a youth leader for the Young Life organization, worked with international mission agencies and pastored. He is an inspiring speaker and has a passion to reach people with the life transforming love of God and the wisdom that only comes from God’s word.
He and his wife Emily have been married for close to eight years and have three sons: Josiah, Micah, and Noah along with one daughter: Selah. He loves dating his wife and playing with his children.