STORY OF HARVEST
WHO WE ARE
STORY OF HARVEST
WHO WE ARE
Harvest was founded in 1993 by a small group of families who had a vision for a new church in the central Orange County area.
Many of these families were meeting as a weekly Bible study. As their Bible study grew, they began to sense God's prompting to plant a new church near their homes where they could minister to their friends and neighbors. With the ever-growing population of Orange County before their eyes, these core families saw that the potential 'harvest' from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ was indeed abundant.
Harvest is poised to spread and plant the seeds of the GOOD NEWS of
JESUS CHRIST in this area. We are eager to let our neighbors know of
GOD'S GRACE, FORGIVENESS, and ABUNDANT LIFE. We seek to love Christ and those whom Christ loves.
Pastor Jerry is one
of the founding members of Harvest. He holds a Master of Theology
degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. In addition to loving Jesus, he is
passionate about his family and guitar. Jerry and his wife Priscilla have two adult children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and a faithful Beagle named Zoey.
Kevin McGill is the lead pastor at Harvest and has served in pastoral ministry for nearly twenty years. He received his Masters of Theology in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. A native of central California, he comes from a family passionate about creativity and the church. Kevin flexes his creative muscles in his children’s books and is passionate about the power of story through God’s Word. Kevin is happily married to Jenny, and both are proud parents of Malachi. In his free time, Kevin enjoys writing, traveling internationally with his wife and son, running, and, most recently, 3D printing.
Pastor Joe is passionate about raising the next generation to become genuine followers of Christ and loves hanging out with our middle schoolers and high schoolers in The PARK youth group. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from LIFE Pacific College and a Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education from Talbot Seminary. His wife, Jin, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. They have an active and happy toddler named Bennett. Joe enjoys watching movies and sports (Go Lakers! Go Dodgers!).
These servant-leaders oversee the vital needs of the church body. They are responsible for the spiritual nature and vision of the church, ministering the Word of God, praying for the congregation, stewardship of finances, and the day-to-day ministries and operation of the church.
ELDERS: Kevin McGill, Jerry Low, Sean Chow, Darryl Mui, Al Oishi
DEACONS: Ron Chow, Cecilia Lee, Solomon Liao, Anthony Shay, Kelli Wong
Sammi Lee is our energetic, zany, and fun-loving Promiseland Children's leader. A native of Chicago, her devotion to God and his Word is undeniable. Nothing makes her happier than to see children learning and growing in their knowledge of Jesus. Sammi selflessly loves the Lord, her husband, two kids, and Harvest.
Pastor Joe and his wife Jin love serving God and making him known. They are passionate about studying and teaching God's Word. They love seeing students learn the Word, process through difficult concepts, and grow in their love and knowledge of God. Jin has loved spending time with the girls in the PARK and watching their faith grow and deepen.
Trey and Tania are on full-time staff with Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ. They have been working with college students in Asia and the U.S. since 1992 and now work with international students at UCI and colleges around Orange County. Their greatest joy in leading the college group at Harvest is witnessing God work in the lives of students they've seen grow up at Harvest. They are grateful for the opportunity to help influence future Church leaders and world-changers!
The team that makes our Sunday online services happen!