Scott Perkins, The Country Parson

Pastor Scott is the founding pastor of Heritage Country which was established on June 1, 2014. Heritage Country is a regional church with folks coming from the counties of: Osage, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, and Lyon.

Pastor Scott’s message is: “Jesus loves you just the way that you are, but He loves you too much to keep you that way.”

For over 20 years, he has shared encouragement to the folks all across Northeast Kansas through his radio program, The Country Parson.

He is married to Diane, his best friend, who he calls his “Lil Miss.” They live with their furbaby, Zeke.


Diane Perkins, Children’s Lead

Diane is the Children’s Lead for Lil Britches and Lil Wranglers classes for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evening. Her heart is to reach kids with the love and compassion of Jesus!

Diane's favorite passage from the Bible comes from Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

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Jake McConnell, Lead Associate

Jake has been the Lead Associate the past several years. He teaches our initial discipleship class called, “Follow.” This class helps teach you the basics of how to live following Jesus.

He has started a Friday ministry to reach those with addiction issues called,“Restore to Life.” R2L meets every Friday night at 6:30 p.m.


Diane & Danny Thomas, Worship Lead

Diane and Danny have been leading praise and worship for many years. Their desire is to see people worship Jesus freely and to see the Holy Spirit move in people’s lives.

Diane and Danny also lead a ministry called, “Prime Time” which is a weekly ministry to senior adults.

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Jennifer Traphagan, Youth Lead

Jennifer leads our youth group called Warriors of God. This ministry started in November 2018. As a mom of teenagers herself, she knows how reach the kids in WoG. They meet every Wednesdays at 7 p.m.