Pastor O’Neil was called as Pastor at South Park Baptist Church in 1985. The church later changed the name to Heritage Hills Baptist Church and moved to our current location in 1997. Pastor O’Neil has been pastor for 29 years. He has a Bachelor of Theology degree from Piedmont Bible College and an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity. He and his wife, Florence, have been married for 45 years. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Cory Deanhardt, and two grandchildren, Eden and Elijah.
Pastor O’Neil served in the United States Navy for four years and had two tours to Viet Nam. He has taught middle and high school and coached Piedmont Bible College girls basketball for three years. He was also an Associate Pastor and Youth Pastor for approximately fourteen years before becoming pastor.