Our Community


In 1995, Charlie and Laurie Sharpe took a big step of faith in the middle of their Missouri cornfields. Charlie had grown up on what he described as “a little clay knob” in Lewis County. When his life insurance company started making money, he wanted to do something to make a difference. Eventually, he realized God was asking him to build a place where hurting people could get away from the distractions of life and find help through Jesus. Charlie never did anything on a small scale. The first piece of ground was turned with a bulldozer instead of a shovel. He was convinced that God would do amazing things at Heartland, and he was right about that.


Men, women, and children continue to come to this place in the middle of the Missouri cornfields looking for some kind of help and hope. Countless numbers of them have found that help and a new life in God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. And, people keep coming.

To learn more about the ministries available at the Heartland Community, use the following links:

Heartland Recovery Programs

Heartland Recovery seeks to introduce the concepts of Christian living and personal responsibility, helping men and women who are bound with life-controlling addictions, attitudes, and behavioral problems. Ultimately, our desire for all who come to Heartland is a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Website: www.hlandrecovery.org


Heartland Children & Youth Homes

Heartland Children and Youth Home provides a place of nurture, hope, and accountability for hurting children and teenagers in a loving and godly environment, with the goal of educating and equipping young people to fulfill their future purpose in life as they develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Phone 573-633-5603

Heartland Christian Academy

It is our desire that children spend their developing years in an atmosphere of Christian love, Christian learning, and Christian values. HCA seeks to provide a quality educational program to encourage all students to attain their highest level of academic excellence. A high quality education in a Christ-centered atmosphere is best achieved with the continual and diligent involvement of the students’ parents. HCA believes the school is an extension of church and home and it exists to foster a partnership with parents in educating children.

Website: www.hcaboardingschool.org

Heartland Christian College

The mission of Heartland Christian College is to equip and prepare students to be servants of Jesus Christ, lifelong learners, and effective workers in local churches and communities around the world.

HCC is an accredited two-year college which prepares students for their next step in life in three distinct areas: discipleship, biblical higher education, and service-oriented living.

Website: www.heartlandcollege.edu



Mission House Thrift Store

The Mission House is Heartland’s thrift store. Proceeds from the store are used to support Heartland Community Church missions efforts and provide affordable resources for people in our region. The store carries clothing and shoes for all ages, books, jewelry, household items, toys and games, furniture, and more.



Jesus taught that the highest virtues in terms of God’s Law are relational—to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself.


Heartland Community Church
6434 Shelby 150 Bethel, MO 63434

(573) 633-5604