Pastors

Pastors

Zeke Pipher

Zeke has been the senior pastor at Heartland since 2005. He’s been married to Jamie since 1997, and together they have three children (Kate, Aidan, & Claire). Zeke earned his Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology (2001) and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2005). Zeke is also an author and freelance outdoor writer. He recently published two books designed to help give men & boys a vision of masculinity and equip older men to initiate…

Travis Purkerson

Travis and Ruth have been married for 32 years and have six children. Their three oldest children are married and live in near Central City. Their son Clay lives in Wayne, Nebraska and attends Wayne State College. Their adopted daughter Josie lives in Arizona, and their youngest adopted son Justin lives in Columbus, Nebraska. Travis and Ruth have been working in ministry for over 30 years. The majority of those years have been spent in the ministry of worship. Their…

Nathan Musgrave

Nathan and Sandy have been married for 27 years.  They have four children: Anna, Gracie, Emerson & Stella.  Nathan grew up in Central City.  He and Sandy then spent over 10 years working for Send International, a mission organization, serving most of that time in Asia.  Nathan joined the Heartland staff in 2011 as Pastor of Spiritual Formation.  That means that he works to encourage the church in areas of discipleship and spiritual growth.  Our small groups focus sharply on issues…
Worship & Counseling Pastor

Travis Purkerson

Travis Purkerson and his wife Ruth have been married for 26 years and have six children. Their two oldest children are married. Ruth and Travis have four children living at home with them: Rebecca, Josie, Clay and Justin. Travis and Ruth have been working in ministry for over 23 years. The majority of those years have been spent in the ministry of worship. Travis has also enjoyed the ministry of Biblical Counseling for many years. His desire is to see God’s…