Vaughn Park, Pastor-Teacher
A Grand Junction native, Vaughn was blessed to be raised in a faithful Christian home, and came to faith in Christ personally as a teen. He and Ronda, his wife of over twenty years, have three children: Vanessa, Josiah, and Jed. Vaughn especially enjoys all kinds of activities with his family including travel and sports, and likes to read theology and history books in his spare time.
A graduate of The Master’s Seminary (M.Div.), Vaughn served as pastor of the Ogden Valley Community Church in Huntsville, Utah, and Trinity Bible Church in Gilroy, California before returning to Western Colorado in 2005 to serve at Heritage. Among the many Scripture verses he treasures is 2 Corinthians 12:9: And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
Kyle Dufford and his family have attended Heritage Church since March of 1996, where Kyle accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior on September 18th of the same year. Convicted by the Word and Its expositional application to his life, he answered the call of God to be saved, was reborn and placed into the Body at that time.
Since being born again, Kyle contends earnestly that the Word of God is wholly true, infallible and inerrant. His life endeavor is to work where he’s been fit into the Body of Christ hoping to further the Kingdom of God until the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 6:1-14 are Kyle’s favorite verses, these acknowledge the abject Holiness of God, His dominion and rule over all creation, the sinful state of all men, God’s unilateral and sovereign work in their salvation and His call on the lives of the elect.
Kyle and Angie, his wife of 27 years, are the proud parent of two believing daughters: Lindsay (born in 1986) and Emily (born in 1993). The Duffords are Mesa County, Colorado natives and their lives in Grand Junction have connected them to both the business and faith communities. Kyle owns and operates Mountain West Insurance, Incorporated. An independent insurance agency, Mountain West was established in 1949 by his grandfather, Philip G. Dufford and his father, William E. Dufford. His career in insurance has spanned over 30 years and he travels throughout Colorado teaching insurance topics to other agency owners and employees. Angie enjoys being a helpmate to Kyle, homemaker and godly example to her daughters. She excels in God’s call to parenting, cooking and hospitality and loves to participate in a variety of weekly bible studies.
With a heart for mentoring men in the Word, Kyle especially enjoys teaching the Thursday morning Heritage Church Men’s Bible Study. He also oversees the church’s praise ministry and plays guitar in the HC praise band.