Our Team


Dr. Teman Knight


Dr. Teman Knight is the Pastor of Heritage Baptist Church. He became the pastor in 2010. His favorite thing about Heritage is the love our people have for God and for each other. Bro. Teman is married to Darlana. They have a son, a daughter, and a growing number of grandchildren. Bro. Teman also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an avid reader who loves to read fantasy, super-hero comics, and westerns.

Kenneth Loomis

Worship & Senior Life Minister

Kenneth Loomis serves as the Worship and Senior Life Minister at Heritage Baptist Church. He has served here since 2006. His favorite thing about Heritage is that inside this church family, there’s an abundance of faithfulness to God and this church, expressed through loving and sacrificial service to God and one another. Kenneth is married to Ashley and they have four children: Maegan (Michael) Mott, Whit (Makenzie) Loomis, Ryan (Brianna) Loomis, and Jacob Loomis. They also have two grandchildren. On occasion, he is an Elvis impersonator. He is also an oil painter in training.

Jennifer Foster

Minister of Family Discipleship & Administration

Jennifer Blair Foster serves as the Minister of Family Discipleship and Administration at Heritage Baptist Church. She has served on this team for 14 years. What she loves most about Heritage is the people! From our littlest babies to our senior life adults, Heritage is filled with people who love Jesus and love each other. Her favorite times are when we gather as a family on Sunday mornings to worship God and study His Word. Jennifer has been married to Reid for 23 years. They have a yellow lab named Layla. Jennifer celebrated her 40th birthday by completing a marathon (notice she didn’t say running).

Nathan Nowell

Student & Recreation Minister

Nathan Nowell is the Student and Recreation Minister at Heritage Baptist Church. He has served in this position for 3 years. His favorite thing about Heritage is how caring the people are. He says it feels like a family. If there is a general need, our people are eager to meet it. They are also eager to make the mission of Christ the mission of our church through evangelism and discipleship. Nathan is married to his wife, Sarah. She is a veterinarian and together they have a house full of animals! When he’s not at Heritage, he enjoys woodworking and is also a self-proclaimed expert chef.

Tamira Quattlebaum

Child Development Center Director

Tamira has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Troy University. Since 1997, she has served in several different capacities at the CDC from teacher, to Kidz Club Coordinator, and now Director.Tamira finds her job very rewarding and looks forward to serving more children and families to come. She has been married to her husband Michael for 29 years and has three adult children. In her free time, Tamira enjoys going on walks and spending time with her dogs.

Shane Spiers

Facilities Superintendent

Shane Spiers has served as the Facilities Superintendent at Heritage Baptist Church for 7 years. He loves many things about his church including the ministry staff, leadership, and the Heritage family. Shane and his wife, Beth, have two daughters and one son: Melody (married to Bobby), Brianna (married to Ryan), and Caleb. They also have two grandchildren: Cadi and Logan. In Shane’s spare time, he loves to fish and is a proud supporter of Auburn athletics.

Michelle Rhodes

Financial Ministry Assistant

Michelle Rhodes serves as the Financial Ministry Assistant for Heritage Baptist Church. She has been on staff for 5 years. There are several things she loves about Heritage including the welcoming environment, the generous members, and her co-workers who she considers family. In her own family, she has been married to Ronald for 27 years. She has two adult children named Jennifer and Justin. One of Michelle’s favorite things to do is go on road trips – anywhere and everywhere!

Nicole Yohn

Pastoral Ministry Assistant

Nicole Yohn has served as the Pastoral Ministry Assistant for Heritage Baptist Church since April 2017. Nicole loves how Heritage is her family. She and her family moved here from Atlanta in 2006 and she says she would have never made it without this church. Nic has been married to David since June 1993. They have two sons. Their oldest, Jack, is a recent graduate of Auburn University and will soon start a career in finance in Atlanta, GA. Their youngest, Jake, will be graduating from St. James School and will then attend Auburn University to study Political Science. If you ever visit Nicole in the church office, she will will always have candy on her desk. 

Becky Cox

Worship & Senior Adult Ministry Assistant

Becky Cox joined our team in 2019. She serves as the Worship and Senior Adult Ministry Assistant for Heritage Baptist Church. Her history with Heritage goes back to 1988 when she started attending with her boyfriend at the time, Bill Cox. Her parents even started coming with them. Becky and Bill married at Heritage in 1990 and raised their children here. They have friends from the earliest days that are still attending with them. She says, “It just feels like one big family.” Bill and Becky have two boys: Dalton is married to Lauren and they live in Kennesaw, GA. Daniel is engaged to be married in 2022 to Meredith. They are finally getting daughters and couldn’t be happier about it. In Becky’s free time, she is a back-up dancer for “Elvis.”

Shelby Whatley 

Family Discipleship & Administration Ministry Assistant

Shelby Whatley serves as the Family Discipleship and Administration Ministry Assistant at Heritage Baptist Church. She joined the team in July 2021. Her favorite thing about Heritage is how eager the people are to serve. There’s nothing like watching people make an eternal impact for God’s Kingdom in the local church. Shelby has been married to Kirkland since March 2020. They are excited to grow their family in the years to come. Shelby was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She says if you’ve never been to the West Coast you must go – there is nothing like it!

Nanci Berch

Family Life Center Director, Personal Trainer & Fitness Coordinator

Nanci Berch has been serving Heritage Baptist Church since December 2015. She is the Family Life Center Director, Personal Trainer and Fitness Coordinator. Nanci has been a certified personal trainer for 22 years and a group fitness instructor for 5 years. She has a bachelor’s degree from Huntingdon College in Human Performance and Kinesiology, and a master’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Alabama. Nanci loves working at Heritage because she gets to meet so many different people in different walks of life who have the same goal: to be healthy. She says Heritage and the Family Life Center can help with your mental health, physical health, and spiritual health. Nanci has been married to John for 21 years. They have three children: Tripp, Reid, and Isabella. They also have a dog named Brownie.

Lisa Paluch

Receptionist & Student Ministry Assistant

Lisa Paluch serves as the Receptionist and Student Ministry Assistant for Heritage Baptist Church. She has been on staff since August 2021 and has been a member of Heritage for 26 years. What she loves most about Heritage is how encouraging this body of believers is – it is a family. Lisa has two amazing adult children. Her daughter, Jessica, is married to Will and together they have a precious son, Henry (Nana’s heart). Her son, John, is married to his love, Gwen. One of Lisa’s favorite things to do is travel.

Jessica Loy


Jessica Loy has served as the custodian for Heritage Baptist Church since 2019. Her favorite thing about Heritage is the people and the children because they are so loving and generous! Jessica has a cat named Tigerlilly. She loves genealogy! In her free time, she likes to research her family tree. She says she loves knowing who she is and where she came from.