David Jackson - Senior Pastor
David (Dave) Jackson has served in full-time ministry for 20 years. Before sensing God’s calling on his life to full-time ministry, Dave first worked as a sales representative selling structural steel. During this time, he worked part time as a student pastor and volunteered in churches doing student ministry. He served as a volunteer in the Student Ministry of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, TN, for 4 years before becoming the full-time Minister of Students for 10 years. Originally from West Tennessee, he and his family have been at Hiland Park Baptist Church in Panama City, FL, for the last 9 years, currently as Minister of Spiritual Development. He has been privileged to minister there in many capacities from College and Missions to Pastoral Care and New Members. Dave graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and earned a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has a deep love for his family and a passion for God’s Word and seeing lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. He greatly values relationships and has a heart for making disciples that make disciples.
Dave has been married to the love of his life, Hailey, for over 20 years. They have two wonderful daughters, Anna Riley and India. Together, the family loves to laugh and spend time with each other kayaking, fishing, or watching a good movie in the backyard. They count it a great privilege to serve others in ministry together as a team.
Sammy moved to Pensacola in 1985 to continue a music career traveling across the United States and Canada singing and ministering in churches doing southern gospel music. After about a year and a half, Sammy left the group and quit traveling to be home with family.
Sammy worked with the Waterfront Rescue Mission, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, while also woking part-time in the local Church leading worship. He accepted the full-time call to ministry in 1995 and began working at Heritage Baptist Church. With the exception of around four years, all of his worship ministry has been at Heritage.
Sammy has a passion to use music as a vehicle to draw people closer to God, and to lead our congregation to worship and have a more intimate relationship with Him.
Sammy is married to C.J. Pipkins. They have three children, Chelsea Windham, Cassidy Shepherd, and Caleb Pipkins. They also have six grandchildren.
Melissa Schubeck - Childrens/Preschool Director
Born and raised here in Pensacola, Florida, Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Florida and her Master of Arts degree in Reading from the University of West Florida. Melissa taught 6th grade at Ransom Middle School for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mom.
Melissa has served in the children’s department with her husband, at Heritage for 22 years with 15 of those as the Children’s Director. She began as a volunteer and then proceeded to part time and eventually the full-time director.
She has been married to Darin Schubeck for 26 years and they have a daughter, Brianna Smith (23) and son, Justin Schubeck (21). Melissa hopes to minister to each child by showing them Jesus’ love, helping them begin a personal relationship with Jesus, and also equipping parents to lead their child spiritually and grow in their own relationship with God
Mike Enfinger- Interim Youth Pastor
Born and raised in the Pensacola area, Mike graduated from Tate High School. He is currently the branch manager of R.E. Michel in addition to serving as Interim Youth Pastor (6th-12th grades).
Mike has been married to his wife, Jessica, for 13 years. Together, they have served students and families faithfully and passionately for the past 7 years at Heritage. They have two children: Laylah (13) and Noah (10).
Beth Bell- Ministry Assistant
Beth serves a vital role in the life of Heritage as Ministry Assistant. She has served many years in church offices and handles all the day to day operations of the church, assisting the staff wherever needed.
She, and her husband Tony, have been members of Heritage for 15 years. They have two grown children and 6 grandchildren.