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Pastor Laura Heikes

Lead Pastor

Laura grew up in San Antonio and has studied at Texas A&M, Asbury Theological Seminary. and Wesley Seminary. Laura has served churches in San Angelo, New Braunfels, Spicewood, and even Kentucky (where she preached in Spanish!) before coming to McAllen as our Lead Pastor.

Laura is married to Kevin, a surgical nurse, and they three kids, Anna, Leah, and Asher. This is a family that loves the outdoors, so look for them hiking, swimming, or enjoying an outdoor pulga.

Laura’s style fits well with who we are as a church: warm, friendly, and invitational. Laura is passionate about preaching and teaching in ways that help us apply God’s word to our lives. We hope you join us soon. Come as you are- we are a faith family for all.

Books by Pastor Laura:

Finding God: Discovering the Divine in the Gritty and Unexpected

Is Walmart a good place to meet God? What about a dive bar? The town dump? Does meeting God happen only in separate, “holy” places? The book of Acts says there is no place on earth without a witness to God’s love (Acts 14:16–17). God longs to meet us throughout our lives: at the bus stop, at a costume shop, even at a livestock auction. It’s time for expanded spirituality — one that is brave and fresh and all-encompassing. In her debut book, Pastor Laura Heikes will help you find God in the gritty, mundane, and unexpected.


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