Meet The Team

OUR TEAM IS CALLED TO SERVE THE INCARCERATED

Heart of America Prison Ministries was founded by David Hairabedian in 1995. Through his efforts, as well as his team, they were able to grow Heart of America Prison Ministries into a global outreach for incarcerated prisoners around the world. Now, the team of volunteers continues to grow, along with the amount of prisoners receiving bibles.

Pastor Jeff L. Gay

Jeff Gay has served in the Coast Guard and had a long career in retail management. He has owned and operated a property maintenance service. He is retired and is active in prison ministry and has previously served as President of HEART of America Prison Ministries and Senior Managing Editor of HEART Publishing. He is an ordained pastor through Ekklisia Prophetic and Apostolic Ministries in Oklahoma City. He has served on several ministry boards and has participated in nursing home ministry. Jeff has been active in local church service at several churches in the Warrensburg, MO and the greater Kansas City Metro area. He is semi-retired and continues to maintain a correspondence ministry with many prisoners around the country.

David Hairabedian

Founder

David is the co-founder of Heart of America Prison Ministries. David received the original Tree of Books Vision in 1990 while at Leavenworth, Penitentiary. David is also the critically acclaimed author of the true story Jet Ride to Hell and 14 other books and numerous audio teachings. He is a sought-after conference speaker, evangelist, and the chief visionary of Virtual Church Media,

Elaine Hart

Operations Manager

Elaine coordinates day-to-day operations, focusing on HEART’s mandate to supply men and women behind bars with the Word of God. Her focus includes staff leadership, accounting, and general operations with the HEART prison ministry and publishing. Elaine’s background involves team leadership, writing, and speaking with the Kansas City Chiefs, Youth America Inc., Deeper Waters ministry and JH Ranch Outback.

Joanna Hairabedian

Co-Visionary Director

Joanna is an author, singer, and songwriter.  She and her husband David are co-pastors of Virtual Church Media. Joanna utilizes her Pageant titles to crown, empower and restore identity to women of all ages through Princess Crowning events.  She is known for her song, Your Silence is Deafening and Out of the Wilderness.  Joanna Hairabedian is the current reigning Ms. America

Eileen Hoover

Correspondence Coordinator

Eileen organizes HEART prison ministry inmate correspondence and Bible mailings. She also collaborates with leadership to manage the HEART database and volunteers. Eileen has spent a lifetime in customer service and has raised a family of three children and five grandchildren.

David Hairabedian – Founder

As the founding member of Heart of America Prison Ministries and Heartland Publishing, David is the visionary for ministry operations. He is the lead pastor of Virtual Church media, a sought after speaker, and author of numerous books including his autobiography, Jet Ride to Hell, Journey to Freedom. David spent 20 years within the prison system, dedicating his journey to glorifying God behind bars and getting the Word of God to inmates.

Joanna Hairabedian – Prayer Coordinator and Co-Visionary

Joanna is the co-visionary of HEART ministry operations with her husband, David. She coordinates ministry prayer including inmates, staff, and donors. Joanna is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, author, and co-pastor of Virtual Church Media. She is a powerful intercessor speaker, and teacher, and utilizes her Ms. Orange County crown in women’s ministry restoring identity to women of all ages.

Elaine Hart – Operations Manager

Elaine coordinates day-to-day operations, focusing on HEART’s mandate to supply men and women behind bars with the Word of God. Her focus includes staff leadership, accounting, and general operations with the HEART prison ministry and publishing. Elaine’s background involves team leadership, writing, and speaking with the Kansas City Chiefs, Youth America Inc., Deeper Waters ministry and JH Ranch Outback.

Eileen Hoover – Correspondence Coordinator

Eileen organizes HEART prison ministry inmate correspondence and Bible mailings. She also collaborates with leadership to manage the HEART database and volunteers. Eileen has spent a lifetime in customer service and has raised a family of three children and five grandchildren.

Contact

P.O. Box 1685
Independence, MO 64055

816-257-1822

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