Why Our Church?

OUR PRINCIPLE/MOTTO

Ministry runs on the rails of relationships

OUR VISION

Training Pastors  ->  Planting Churches  ->  Sending Missionaries
 

OUR PURPOSE

Our purpose is the Eternal Purpose of God:
To glorify himself, by Jesus Christ, through his body the church, as we preach the gospel to the world (Ephesians 3:10-11, 21)
 

THEME VERSE

Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.

Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.

Ezekiel 36:36-37

 

DETERMINED TO DISCIPLE

Each week, we provide spiritual nourishment corporately through Pastor Alan’s Sunday morning inspirational sermon series, Sunday evening devotional series and Wednesday evening doctrinal exploration.
 
On a personal level, we encourage our members to seek spiritual development. First, through our Discipleship lessons in a one-on-one setting. Then, we provide additional opportunities for personal spiritual development through Discipleship 2, a small group study, and classes in our Living Faith Bible Institute (LFBI).

 

OUR MISSION

The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18-20
Reaching the lost, discipling the saved and equipping the saints to continue the work God has started.
Reaching –>  Discipling –>Equipping
 

HBC STRATEGY

Ministry, training and reproduction
– We have a church in which every member can be a minister
– We have a church in which biblical leadership is trained
– We have a church with a passion for churches and pastors in the community, the urban core, across the country and cross-culturally
 

HBC PLAN

To use God’s word to do the work and seek revival in faith, family, finances and fruit
 

GOALS

1. To be go-ing
2. For all the saints to see themselves as one body
3. To focus on reproduction through discipleship
 

HBC CORE VALUES

Harvest Baptist Church (HBC) values
– Glorifying God with our live and service
– Prayer as an expression of our desperate dependence on God’s grace
– Giving as proof of our prioritizing God in practice
– Living in obedience to the authority of Scripture as found in the King James Version (KJV) Bible
– Reaching others with the gospel of Jesus Christ and making them part of his plan together through discipleship
 
Our Team
 
 
 
 
Alan Shelby
LEAD PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh Keatts
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
 
 
 
Brandon Starks
WORSHIP PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
Shawn Kitley
EDUCATION PASTOR
& BUSINESS MANAGER
 
 
 
 
 
Dave Hill
CARE PASTOR
& BEARING FRUIT ADULT
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS CO-LEADER

 
 
 
Ron Griffin
BOARD TREASURER
& THE ROCK FELLOWSHIP ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS LEADER
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Brockmeyer
OUTREACH &
COLLEGE & CAREER CLASS LEADER
 
 
 
Wayne Shipley
COUNSELING PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alonzo Burton
STRIVE ATHLETICS LEADER
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rudy Ramirez
SPANISH PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
Bob Matthews
LFBI & MISSIONS PASTOR
& BEARING FRUIT ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS CO-LEADER
 
 
 
 
 
Brent Huonker
DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 
 

Kim Huber
HARVESTKIDS DIRECTOR
 
 
 
Josh & Katie Stephens
HARVESTKIDS CO-DIRECTORS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lance Conley
SHINE (6-8TH) PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
Brett Kesinger
FACILITIES MANAGER
& UPRISING (9-12TH) PASTOR
 
 
 
 
 
 

Harold & Eunice Tooley
HARVESTKIDS PRESCHOOL DIRECTORS
 
 
 
Mike & Sarah Hudson
SUNDAY NIGHT STARS (K-5TH)
 
 
 
 
 
 
John & Anna Cease
AWANA COMMANDERS
 
 
 
 
 
Jesse Bowman
EVERYMAN MINISTRY HEAD
 
 
 
 
 

Debbie Cease
EVERYWOMAN MINISTRY
& OFFICE MANAGER
 
 
 
Jeff Newton
YOUNG ADULT CLASS (YAC)
 
 
 
 
 
Liz Allen
FINANCIAL COORDINATOR
 
 
 
 
Alison Kesinger
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarah Hudson
ART DIRECTOR
 
 
 
 
Hilary KeattsCOMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR