There’s something refreshing about meeting people who just love being real and being themselves. In a world where pastors are often guilty of putting on a church face, Pastors Dusty and Kendra Dean are known for their fun-loving passion and genuine authenticity.  With strong pastoral legacies in both of their families, Dusty and Kendra stepped into the lead pastor roles at HC in October 2019. They have been ministering for over 18 years often sharing their own story of God’s redemption in their lives and marriage, loving people right where they are and laughing a lot all the way through it.

Dusty served in various roles at HC as a third generation pastor in a family of pastors who have led HC for over 50 years. He served as an executive and teaching pastor at HC for 5 years and the NextGen Pastor for 12 years at Heartland prior to that. During that time, he founded the Reveal Conference, a yearly conference that has drawn thousands of students for over 14 years. His preaching and teaching has influenced the lives of thousands of people on 6 continents across the world. He holds three degrees: a Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University, as well as Master of Arts and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University.

Kendra has been singing for Jesus since she was six years old. At the age of 16, Kendra was honored with the title of Miss Teen Louisiana in the Miss America’s National Teenager pageant. By age 17, she had released her debut album, Beyond With You. In addition to serving Heartland, you can find her ministering on the Daystar Television Network with Marcus and Joni Lamb where she is featured as a Daystar Singer and as a regular co-host on the Joni Table Talk show.

With hearts full of faith, Dusty and Kendra and their two daughters, Jaden and Brooklyn are working to help lead Heartland Church to love people to life.