Hello my name is Dale Stockburger, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church of Topeka.
I have been a member of Pleasantview Baptist Church in Arlington, TX for 14 years where I have served in the Children’s Ministry for the past 13 years and as a Church Officer for 2 years. I have known Christ as my personal Savior since I was 7 years old when I came down the aisle of Air Base Rd Baptist Church in Alexandria, La. I had not truly believed in my heart that I was saved until 1982 because I had not felt that peace a Christian experiences when he let’s go and TRULY invites Christ into his life. I had struggled with the security of what I did at 7 years of age and the Lord had impressed upon my heart at 16 years old to come down and to rededicate my life to Him. He became the Lord of my life in Champagne, Illinois that night. It was that night I remember the peace that filled my heart when I made Christ the center of my life. I also surrendered my life to full-time Christian service that night also to do whatever He asked. I have never been more at peace in my life than that night. I had assurance of my salvation. Though life had many winding roads since that night I call it God making me into the person I am today. I look forward to that day when I will meet my Savior.
I graduated from Arlington Baptist College on May 14, 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies/Bible. My family and I have moved here to Topeka, Ks on July 14th, 2009 following God's will in starting Heritage Baptist Church.