We want to welcome you to come experience Heartland Christian Center at one of our campuses. Heartland Christian Center is a church where we teach the Bible, connect in groups, and focus on growing in our daily relationship with Jesus Christ. Heartland Christian Center is a part of the Assemblies of God cooperative fellowship. The Assemblies of God is a protestant fellowship with an emphasis on Pentecost and evangelism. We believe that God is alive and at work today, and that we can know Him personally through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. For more information on the Assemblies of God fellowship, visit www.ag.org


Our Vision: Touch the heart of God, Heal the heart of man, and Reach the heart of the world.


Mission: To be a high impact community that is real, relevant, and relational.


No matter what Heartland location you attend; one thing is for sure…you will not be bored!  We are passionate about our pursuit of Christ and that shines through everything we do. Here’s what you can expect here at Heartland.

For your Kids

  • Here at Heartland is desire at every campus is to give your kids a safe, clean, fun environment to create friendships and learn about God.  Kids ministry services are provided at every one of our locations during our main worship times.  For more information in regards to our kids ministry please click here.

For your Students

  • Here at Heartland our desire is to reach every generation in a Real, Relevant, and Relational way.  So whether it is your kids attending our KidZone services, or your students attending one of our student services, our goal is to teach them God’s plan and purpose for their life right where they are in their journey.

  • North Judson Students (Wednesdays @ 6:45pm)
    We meet every Wednesday night at our North Judson Campus.  Doors open at 5:30pm, and service runs from 6:45pm-8:00pm.  For more information click here.

  • Valparaiso Students (Sundays @ 6:00pm)
    We meet at our Valparaiso campus every Sunday night.  Doors open at 5:15pm with service 6:00pm-7:30pm.  For more information click here.

For you

  • Fun teaching and services for your kids and your students

  • Casual Atmosphere

  • Teaching from Lead Pastor, Dr. Phil Willingham, or a Heartland teaching pastor

  • Live Worship Music at all of our locations

  • A place to belong: Surround yourself with people that you can laugh, grow, and serve with at Heartland.  We have many different small groups to get connected with.  From sports, to motorcycles, to scrapbooking, there’s a place for everyone.   For more information click here.
  • A chance to make a difference: You have God-given gifts and abilities that we need you to use.  God can use your gifts and skills to change lives by serving at Heartland.  To get involved click here.  You can also make a difference by giving to missions in our local communities and around the globe.


Pastor Phil and Sister Rhonda Willingham Heartland Christian Center

Phil and Rhonda Willingham


219-462-4500 ext. 100

219-462-4500 ext. 115

Pastor John and Kelsey Kilavos Heartland Christian Center

John and Kelsey Kilavos


219-462-4500 ext. 101

Pastor Matt and Leslie Willingham Heartland Christian Center

Matt and Leslie Willingham


219-462-4500 ext. 104

Pastor James and Amanda Young Heartland Christian Center

James and Amanda Young



Matthew and Sharon Erdos



Lindsey & Chris Mahns


(219) 462-4500 ext. 107

Jackie and Bryan Swanson Heartland Christian Center

Jackie and Byran Swanson

(219) 462-4500

Kyle Stowers


(219) 462-4500

Amber & Allen Hines


Jen Cervik


(219) 462-4500 ext. 105

Sunshine Willingham Heartland Christian Center

Sunshine Willingham



The Bible
The Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)

One True God
The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of Mankind. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22, 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19

The Deity of Jesus Christ
In His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 7:26, Acts 2:22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 28:6, Acts 1:9)

The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26, Romans 5:12-19)

The Salvation of Man
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. Personal salvation should also be accompanied by regeneration of the Holy Spirit (John 14:6; Titus 3:5-7)

Ordinances of the Church
We believe in Baptism in water by immersion. All who repent and believe on Christ as their Savior and Lord are to be baptized. (Matthew 28:19) We also believe in Holy Communion. Holy Communion consists of the elements-bread and the fruit of the vine- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of his suffering and death, and a prophecy of his second coming (2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31)

The Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost Is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4)

Sanctification comes through the power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:15-16)

The Church
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and church of the First-born, which are written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)

The Ministry
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose; evangelism of the world, and the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)

Divine Healing
The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (1 Peter 2:24)

The Blessed Hope
Jesus will return for His Church. This is the blessed hope of all who believe. (Titus 2:13; Romans 8:23;1 Thessalonians 4:16,17)

The Millennial Reign of Christ
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27)

The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)

The New Heavens and the New Earth
“We according to His promise, look for a new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, 22)