Faculty and Administration
Pastor Steve Hill, Founder / President
Pastor, Heartland World Ministries Church, Las Colinas, TX
Fueled by his own dramatic deliverance from drugs, alcohol and crime in 1975, Steve Hill dedicates his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. His passion to help those who are hurting and his pursuit of genuine, God-breathed revival have only intensified after years of missionary work, church planting, and evangelistic crusades.
From 1995 to 2000, Steve served as the evangelist of the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida. Widely covered by the media, this incredible series of meetings drew over 4 million people through the doors of the Brownsville Assembly of God Church. News began to spread around the world that something out of the ordinary was happening at this revival. During those five years, the devout, the cynical, and the curious came from all walks of life, traveling from as many as 150 different nations around the globe. Hundreds of thousands wept at the altars, repented of sinful lifestyles, and gave their lives to Jesus. Lives were dramatically changed, marriages were restored, and addictions were broken as the Gospel of Jesus Christ was presented with clarity.
Steve and his evangelistic team hold arena and stadium crusades around the world. These widely attended events prove once again that the unaltered teachings of the Bible are still relevant and applicable to life today.
Steve and his wife, Jeri are the founders and senior pastors of Heartland World Ministries Church, a thriving group of believers in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. At Heartland, thousands are coming to Christ and receiving a fresh touch from God.
In the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex and around the world, Steve Hill continues to call sinners to repentance and challenge believers to go after God.
Paul Tapper, Ed. D., Instructor of Theology
Executive Director, Heartland School of Ministry
As an educator, Dr. Paul Tapper has over thirty years of experience in public, private, and Christian school education from preschool to university. His experience includes head of school, secondary dean, vocal music and band director, consultant, and professor impacting students, programs, and school development.
Strategically used by God to equip, instruct, train, disciple, and encourage individuals to grow and mature in Christ and the gifts each has been given has been a challenge he has enjoyed. Dr. Tapper received his BA in music education, MEd in educational administration, and EdD in educational administration.
In addition to Heartland School of Ministry, Dr. Tapper is an adjunct professor for Indiana Wesleyan University and associate professor for Liberty University. His passion to equip and train World Changing leaders has allowed him to speak at numerous educational conferences, write journal articles, and is the editor for the discipleship book, "Journey I," for Heartland World Ministries Church. Dr. Tapper and his wife Linda, who is the business manager at Heartland World Ministries Church, have two children, Michelle and Michael.
Al Roever, Instructor of Theology / Director of Missions
Associate Pastor, Heartland World Ministries Church, Las Colinas, TX
Al Roever is a preacher's kid who grew up in South Texas in the 50's and 60's. He graduated from Cuero High School in 1961 and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas 1961-1965. During those years his faith was severely tried and found wanting. Al became an atheist his senior year at Rice.
The study of Philosophy contributed a great deal to this failure. However, as a result, when he was saved at the age of 22 Roever committed his life to building a faith that would be unshakeable.
After graduating with a B. A. in Romance Languages he taught French at Southwestern Assemblies of God College and took 23 hours of Bible, Theology and related courses. Then he followed up with 12 hours of Philosophy at the University of Texas, Arlington. Since then Roever has pastored three churches and worked eight years for his evangelist brother, Dave Roever. He is currently a professor at the Heartland School of Ministry.
Al Roever is driven by a passion to prevent young people from falling into the same trap he did. His teaching is designed to force people to think deeply about everything they believe and to develop an ability to communicate their faith clearly and powerfully.
Dawain Blackwell, M. Div., Instructor of Theology-Children's Ministry
Associate Pastor-Children's Ministry, Heartland World Ministries Church, Las Colinas, TX
Dawain Blackwell is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and also has a Masters of Divinity in Christian Education and Biblical Languages, He has over fifteen years of ministry experience, including Teen Challenge Drug Rehab, youth and children. Currently he is serving as Associate Pastor over the Heartbeat Children's Ministry at Heartland since it's inception in 2003.
Nadine Bryant, Administrative Assistant