Three days before his high school graduation, Art had a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ that altered his life and life course. He graduated from Murray State University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary earning a Master of Arts in Biblical Literature. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership and PhD in Business Administration (Organizational Leadership). Art served on staff at Bacon Park Assembly of God (now called Radiant Life Assembly of God) in Savannah, Georgia and as the Senior Pastor at Westview Assembly of God in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. In 1995 he assumed the pastorate of First Assembly of God (known as Hope Harbor Church today) and has led the church to spiritual, numerical, and financial growth and in a church planting vision that has produced new churches in Cadiz, Kentucky (Word of Hope Church) and in Paris, Tennessee (Bridge of Hope Church). Check out the many hope-building and practical spiritual life articles on artheinz.com and click on the iTunes tab to download Pastor Art’s latest messages.
Art has been married to his wife Kelli for 30 years (whom he met while in college). Kelli is an accomplished workplace trainer and adult educator with over 15 years teaching face-to-face and online classes in communications, human resource management, public speaking, and leadership. She is presently working on her dissertation in pursuit of a PhD in Organizational Leadership with a major in Human Resource Development at Regent University. Kelli has been actively involved in the church planting ministry, leading worship, and the teaching ministry. She loves her poodle Princess, also known as PeePoo, and she’s a fanatic for the Hallmark Christmas movies.
Art and Kelli have one son, Tim, a graduate of Murray State University and rabid St. Louis Cardinals fan (just like his Dad – go Cards). Tim serves as the Associate and Youth Pastor at Hope Harbor Church and recently married his fiancé Sarah Bozynski (he couldn’t lose proposing at the Eiffel Tower in Paris). Together they provide leadership for children’s ministry, youth ministry, technology ministry, and worship arts. In reality, he pretty much have their hands in everything going on in the local church. We are blessed to have them serving side-by-side with us in the ministry.