Jerry Barber moved from the Chicago area to Charlotte in 1995 to start Harvest. His passions are communicating God’s Word, discipling and training leaders, and prayer. He and his wife Tish are the proud parents of three adult sons -Jonathan, Justin, and Preston and two grandchildren, Ayla (born July 2015) and Judah (born February 2017). Jerry earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also received his Master of Theology degree. He holds a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is involved in ongoing efforts to train pastors in eastern Europe and Latin America through World Reach’s Mobile Bible Institute and occasionally teaches seminary classes as an adjunct at local seminaries in Charlotte. For relaxation, Jerry enjoy golf, swimming and reading.
PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRY
Pastor Scott was raised in a military family and has lived in various parts of the world. He became a follower of Jesus Christ in June of 1995. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Scott is married to Andrea Lynn Torres. Together they have four children (Boston, Bryce, Bailey, Brooks), also known as the “Killer B’s”. Scott has served as a pastor for 13 years and has a heart for the local church. His hobbies include coaching baseball, playing board games with the B’s, and taking Andrea dancing.
PASTOR OF ASSIMILATION AND COMMUNITY
Jim has served in church and school settings for twenty-five plus years in Connecticut and North Carolina. He taught, coached and served as a pastor throughout that time. Jim values seeing people come alive and grow in Christ as they get connected and go out to make disciples in their sphere of influence; he loves helping make the church run smoothly. Jim received a degree in 1994 from the King’s College in New York and is working on a Master’s in Christian Leadership at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He enjoys running, hiking, sports, and more importantly life with his wife Jeanni. They have two adult daughters.
Heidi is the treasurer for Harvest. She and her husband Stan, along with their five children, have been valuable parts of the ministry since the very early days of the church. Heidi is active in several ministries at Harvest and enjoys helping women learn how to grow in the Word. She enjoys cooking, coffee, connecting with others, being a support to young families, date nights with her husband, and spending time with her whole family (which is a rare occurrence now that they are spread up and down the east coast.)
MINISTRY ASSISTANT & DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR
Niki and her husband Steve moved to Charlotte from Colorado in 2010 and have been members at Harvest since 2013. Niki serves on the Ladies Ministry Leadership Team, and as a greeter. Steve plays drums on the worship team. They have an adult daughter and a teenage son whom Niki homeschools. They enjoy connecting with neighbors and planning neighborhood events, bike riding, bowling and most of all spending time at the beach.
Richard serves diligently performing various admin tasks throughout the week. He and his wife Norma have been married for 38 years and enjoy spending time with their family, especially their grandchildren. Richard co-leads the Wednesday night "mature" community group.