Hello and Welcome to Holy Nativity!


My name is Gary Heckathorn and I am the President for Holy Nativity Lutheran Church for the 2017-2019 term.  I am excited about some of the new things that are going to be happening around here so stay tuned for updates!

Just a little background:  I am currently married to Debbie Heckathorn since 1991, we have two children, Nicholas and Jessica.  I have been a member of HNLC since 1997, installed as Christian Ed Chairperson in 1998, installed as an Elder in 2000, installed as the Head Elder in 2002, and recently installed as President in July 2017.  I have been serving on numerous teams thru the years, and have met some awesome people in the process.

When I first joined HNLC, I soon discovered that we are termed “The Huggy Bunch”.  This is due to all the hugs you will receive when you come to worship.  That is one of the things we do best, love each other.

We are a growing congregation, full of love for our Lord and one another. We would consider it a great honor and privilege to have you as a member of our church, so feel free to contact myself or Pastor Okai if you are interested in becoming part of the family!


Mission Statement:  We are called by Christ, Unified by the Holy Spirit, to grow disciples, to spread the Gospel!