Meet the Staff

We have two full time pastors (Jerry and Scott) and seven part-time staff members:

 

JERRY BARBER

SENIOR PASTOR

 

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Instagram: @jerry7141

Jerry's passion is to teach people the Bible and inspire and equip them to pray. As he preaches through the Bible on Sundays, he explains the Bible and how it applies to real life. He loves God, his family, his staff team, church, and those who are still on the journey to finding Christ.

 

His wife Tish is passionate about ministering to international students and scholars and teaching ESL to women on Friday mornings. They are the proud parents of three sons: Jonathan (33), Justin (31), and Preston (29). Justin is married to Natalie and has two children, Ayla (3) and Judah (2).

 

Jerry also has a heart to train others for ministry. After his M.Div. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, he earned a Th.M. and Ph.D.in New Testament Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to equip him for this task. He regularly trains pastors in Eastern Europe and Latin America through World Reach's Mobile Bible Institute and is a professor at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary and an adjunct professor at the Charlotte Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

Jerry enjoys golf and swimming. He loves to read and write, and he also enjoys TV shows featuring real people (can't bring himself to say "reality shows") such as Shark Tank and America's Got Talent.

 

SCOTT TORRES

PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRY

 

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Twitter: @sttorres

Instagram: @scott_torres_pastor

Scott's ministry role as Associate Pastor includes overseeing and developing ministry to children and students (i.e., Family ministry) and assisting the Senior Pastor in pastoral ministry.

 

Scott Torres was raised in a military family. He has lived in several states and in Europe. He became a follower of Jesus Christ in June of 1995. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University (The Harvard of the South) and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Scott is married to Andrea Torres. Together they have four children (Boston, Bryce, Bailey, Brooks), also known as the “Killer B's”. Scott has served ain ministry since 2000.

 

He enjoys eating. He also likes taking Andrea out dancing wherever there is good music and good food. :)

 

JIM BENNETT

PASTOR OF ASSIMILATION AND COMMUNITY

 

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Jim's ministry role is primarily to facilitate assimilation, coordinate and support teams and leaders for ministry. If you have a question about how to get involved, Jim is your guy!

 

Jim served in ministry settings for more than twenty years in Connecticut before moving to Charlotte in 2013. He taught, coached and served as a pastor throughout that time. Jim received a degree in 1994 from the King's College in New York and is working on a Masters in Christian Leadership at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

He enjoys running, hiking, sports, and more importantly life with his wife Jeanni, and two adult daughters, Katelyn Skye and Hannah.

 

CHAD MEERS

WORSHIP COORDINATOR

 

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Chad and his wife Kacie are originally from Kentucky. After spending 2 years on the mission field in Guatemala, they moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2016. Chad has a heart for missions and music and is passionate about seeing all people worship God through song. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and enjoys keeping up with the school's various sports teams.

 

HEIDI RECKARD

TREASURER

 

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Facebook: @heidireckard

Instagram: @heidireckard

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.)

 

NIKI POWERS

MINISTRY ASSISTANT &
DIGITAL CONTENT CREATOR

 

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Facebook: @nikipowers

Instagram: nikimpowers

Niki's primary role is to provide administrative support for the Senior Pastor, and she also creates digital and promotional content. Niki moved to Charlotte in 2010 together with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Kayla (now an adult) and Evan. Although Steve's job was what prompted their move to Charlotte, the Powers family now calls Charlotte home.

 

Niki enjoys homeschooling her son, spending time with her family, getting to know people in her neighborhood, and serving at Harvest.

 

PAULA MOORE

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

 

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Paula handles administrative duties for the Associate Pastor, with a special focus on providing administrative support for church events. Paula and her husband, Gary, have been married 39 years. She grew up in the Kannapolis/Concord area. She has one adult daughter, Rebekah, and three grandchildren.

 

She enjoys traveling and camping. Paula is very excited to be a part of the Harvest team and is looking forward to serving God in her new role and getting to know her church body.

 

RICHARD ALAMIA

MINISTRY ASSISTANT

 

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Facebook: richard.alamia.1

Twitter: @kinglyrich01

Instagram: @richalamia

Richard oversees grounds and facilities, manages the day-to-day office operations, and assists the Treasurer with bookkeeping. Richard serves diligently performing various administrative 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 also co-leads the Wednesday night "mature adult" community group.

 

MARTIN BRAMELL

FACILITY MAINTENANCE

 

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Martin and his wife Lisa, along with their two children Sarah (16) and Elizabeth (12) have, been members at Harvest for several years. Martin oversees the cleaning and custodial care of our building.