Who Are We

Pastor Mike Rogers


Pastor Mike Rodgers grew up in the San Fernando Valley, attending Faith Baptist Church of Canoga Park as well as the Christian school there, graduating in 1971. After high school, he earned a three-year Bible diploma.

The Lord touched his heart about entering the pastorate, and in the spring of 1991 Pastor Rodgers and family came to the Faith Baptist Tabernacle in North Highlands.

Brad Cranston


Brad Cranston was born in Sewickley, PA on December 2, 1962. He accepted Christ as his Savior a few weeks before turning six years old.

In June 1985 Bro. Cranston was married to Heidi Marie Christner at Marion Ave. Baptist Church in Washington, IA. Over the years God has blessed them with eight children: Kristina (Scott Mercer), Brad Jr, (Patricia Murray), Suzanna, Kayla, Tiffany, Emily, Jacob, and Joanna.

In the Spring of 1992, the Cranstons moved to Burlington, IA where Bro. Cranston assumed the pastorate of a 16-month-old church plant meeting in a rented room at the local community college.  In the fall of 1992, the church was chartered and organized as Heritage Baptist Church.

In 2008, sensing the moral and spiritual decline of our political process, Bro. Cranston founded Iowa Baptists for Biblical Values.  Over the years that effort has increased to include a weekly presence of Baptist pastors at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines and trusted relationships with numerous good and godly Iowa legislators.

In January of 2015, Pastor Cranston and his wife stepped out by faith and joined Awake America Ministries as the Director of the Awake America State Capitol Initiative with the goal of reproducing his Iowa State Capitol efforts in other states.  To date, State Capitol Initiatives have been launched in North Carolina, California, Maryland, and Colorado.


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