heirs of grace church

Who We Are

Heirs Of Grace (HOG) is pastored by Billy Helm, Henry and Michell Conner.

Since HOG opened our doors in September 2015, we have seen the Lord moving! From young families to young-at-heart bikers, everyone feels welcome to come as they are. With church services on Saturday evenings, some people come to our services and then go to their church on Sundays. We are not about numbers; we are about really getting to know people, loving them right where they’re at, telling them the truth about Jesus, and letting God be God!





After his first mission trip to Mexico in 2002, Billy Helm became aware of his calling to help the poor. Billy founded GoFish Ministries, Tribe Athletic Ministries, and Hope House Ministries to help youth and those in need. From the borders of Acuna, Mexico, to the coast of Waveland, Mississippi, to the streets of Bastrop, Texas, Billy, his wife, Rhonda, and their family desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

A biker at heart, Billy was thrilled when he was asked to pastor HOG! The Lord has healed and restored many areas of his broken past, and he knew that the Lord could use him to help others in the same situation.



Henry and Michell Conner are native Texans who were born and raised in Houston TX. Henry came to the Lord at age 13 and felt the call to ministry early in his life. Michell accepted Jesus as Savior at age 9 and made Jesus Lord of here life at age 27. They both moved to Austin in the early 90's and have 4 amazing children. They have been ministering together since they were married in 1994 and have been a part of leadership in different churches and home groups over the years. In 2007 they moved their family out of state to pastor a church in Great Bend, Kansas where they saw God move and lives changed. After 7 years the Lord moved them back home to Texas and in 2015 they began pastoring alongside Billy Helm at Heirs of Grace Freedom Church in Bastrop, TX. Henry and Michell believe their strength comes when they minister together. Their different giftings compliment each other and there is power released as they move together as one. Henry is a worship leader and teacher and he and Michell both believe that worship is a major part of life in the Kingdom of God. Michell's primary gifting is in the prophetic and God uses her to speak life with God's love to the Body of Christ.