MEET OUR SERVANT LEADER TEAM

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CHRIS SANDERS

Director, Pastoral Operations

Chris Sanders is originally from Saint George, South Carolina. He has been with Harvest Church for 12 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Director for Pastoral Operations. He and his wife, Tamekia operate in a variety of different capacities, to include serving alongside each other as New Partner Ministry Directors. They currently reside in Hampton, Virginia and together, they have 1 child, Paris.  His hobbies include basketball and working out. 

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RONALD COURTS

Director, Music Ministry

Ronald Courts is originally from Chester, Virginia. He has been with Harvest Church for 15 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Worship leader. He and his wife, Kristin operate in a variety of different capacities, to include serving alongside each other in the Children's Church Ministry. They currently reside in Newport News, Virginia and together, they have 2 children, Rebekah and Corrin.  His hobbies include reading, writing, basketball and teaching music.

LATOYA NTLABATI

Administrative Team

ASoF Team

LaToya Ntlabati is originally from Chicago Heights, IL, and currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. With her husband and 3 children, she joined Harvest Church 3 years ago. She serves as a member of the Harvest Church and Apostolic School of Faith administrative team, as well as the music ministry’s administrative assistant. She is also a member of the choir and praise team. LaToya loves making  people laugh, enjoys cooking and food, and traveling with her family.

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SIMORRAH MAJORS

Director, Operations

ASoF Team

Director, Discipleship Training

Simorrah Majors is originally from Queens, New York. She has been with Harvest Church for 4 years. In the ministry, she serves as the Director for Ministry Operations and Discipleship Training. She also serves as an assistant to the Executive Pastor, Pastor Christina. She currently resides in Yorktown, Virginia with her husband Morgan and together, they have 2 children, Makaylah and Morgan Jr.  Her hobbies include reading, studying the Word and spending time with family.

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MIGUEL BROWN

Director, Broadcast Operations

Band Leader

Miguel is originally from Petersburg, Virginia. He has been with Harvest Church for 14 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Director of Broadcast Operations as well as the Media Manager for Apostle Chris. He currently resides in Hampton, Virginia with his wife, Precious.  His hobbies include reading, writing and teaching music.

DR. MARIA HOLMES

Director, Apostolic School of Faith

Director, Missions Ministry

Dr. Maria Holmes is originally from Newport News, Virginia. She has been with Harvest Church for 6 years. In the ministry, she serves as the Lead Facilitator for the Apostolic School of Faith. She currently resides in Yorktown, Virginia with her daughter, Liah.  Her hobbies include reading, writing and teaching music.

ADDITIONAL STAFF (DIRECTORY)

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PRECIOUS BROWN

Director, Dance Ministry &

Youth, High School Ministry

Precious Brown is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She is married to Miguel Brown, who has been with the ministry for 15 years, along with her 8 years at Harvest Church.  In the ministry, she serves as Dance and High School Youth Director, as well as being a part of the social media team. Her and her husband both enjoy soccer, eating pizza, and outdoor activities.

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TETI SESSOMS

Director, Flag & Worship

Tetie Sessoms is a native of North Carolina and recently relocated to Virginia. Tetie has attended Harvest Church for 1 year.  In the ministry, she serves as the Director of Flag & Worship, as well as serving in the Media Ministry. She enjoys creative worship in areas of dance, mime, flag, drama production and poetry. Tetie also enjoys skating, fishing, jazz, spoken word, adventure sports such as white water rafting, zipline and escape rooms. She is currently married to Gregory Sessoms with 3 children; Tim-26, Raya-19 and Noah-6.

GEORGIA WESTLEY

Director, Food Bank

Pastor's Aide Team

Georgia Wesley is originally from Newport News, Va and has been serving at Harvest Church for 15 years. In the ministry, she serves as the Foodbank Director and also serves on the Usher/Greeter ministry. Known for her strength, she has a genuine love to serve God’s people. She has a large family who calls her “NaNa” and loves to cook and bake in her spare time.

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TAMEKIA SANDERS

Youth, Middle School Ministry

Tamekia Sanders was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been with Harvest Church for 12 years. Outside of ministry, Tamekia has a passion for the youth. She currently has been apart of Girls Club which is a mentor program for young girls and she also coaches basketball for middle school girls. Tamekia is married to Chris Sanders who also serves faithfully in the ministry in several capacities.  They currently reside in Hampton, Virginia and together, they have 1 child, Paris.  Her hobbies include basketball, writing on her blog, crafting and giving back to the community. 

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KRISTIN COURTS

Director, Kidz Church

Kristin Courts is originally from Asheboro, NC. She has been with Harvest Church for 11 years.  Kristin serves as the Kidz Church Director and is a member of the Harvest Church photography team.  She currently resides in Hampton, Virginia with her husband Ronald and their two daughters.  Her hobbies include reading, spending time outdoors, and being with her family. 

DEMOINE MILES

Director, Grounds Ministry

Demoine Miles is originally from Newport News VA and has been with Harvest Church for less than 2 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Director for Grounds. He’s married to Chanel Dillard-Miles for 8 years and enjoys serving alongside other Ministry Directors. The Miles Family currently resides in Hampton, Virginia with his wife and 4 children.  His hobbies include reading, drawing and spending time with my family.

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QUANA MOORE

Director, Hospitality Ministry

Quana Moore was born in Brooklyn,  NewYork but was raised in North Carolina at the age of 10. She has been with the Harvest Church for 12 years. In  the ministry, she serves as the Director of Hospitality. She resides in the Newport News area. She has 3 adult children and  1 grandson, Jaheim. Her hobbies are reading and praying  and studying the word of God.

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CHRIS & TAMEKIA SANDERS

Director, New Partner's  Ministry

Chris Sanders is originally from Saint George, South Carolina. He has been with Harvest Church for 12 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Director for Pastoral Operations. He and his wife, Tamekia operate in a variety of different capacities, to include serving alongside each other as New Partner Ministry Directors. They currently reside in Hampton, Virginia and together, they have 1 child, Paris.  His hobbies include reading, writing and basketball.

JERRICKA YOUNG

Director, Nursery Ministry

Jerricka-Symone Young was born in Louisiana but currently resides in Newport News. She’s been with Harvest Church for 15 years. Serving as the Nursery Director, she loves working with the youngest members of the church, looking forward to working with smiling faces :) . Her hobbies currently include traveling, trying anything adventurous, and spending time with family and friends.

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TIM McCARY

Director, Media Department

Originally from Montgomery AL, Timothy McCary now calls Hamptons Roads, Virginia,  home. Tim joined Harvest Church 15 years ago and currently serves as the Director of the Media Department. As a newlyweds, Tim lives in Hampton with his wife, Tolu. He has a genuine love for all-things tech, NBA, and learning.

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YOLANDA HOPSON

Discipleship Training Assistant

Yolanda Hopson was born and raised in the Hampton Roads Area. She has been part of the ministry for 7 years. She currently serves as the Discipleship Training Assistant, in addition to serving as an Assistant on the Usher/Greeter ministry, Nursery ministry and Ministry of Dance. She currently resides in Hampton, Va with her three daughters (Tanieya, Daija and Kayla). Her hobbies are participating in outdoor activities, like kickball, skating and playing double dutch. She also likes to read and hang out with family and friends.

THELMA HAIRSTON

Music Ministry Leader

Thelma Hairston, a Norfolk native, has served as a worship leader with Harvest Church for more than 4 years. She is an international recording artist and vocal teacher who has shared the good news of Jesus Christ through song in more than 15 countries, while also singing alongside gospel icons of our time. Thelma enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Anthony, and their 2 beautiful children.

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ED SWINTON

Director, Security Operations

Edward "Ed" Swinton originally from Hampton, Virginia. Ed has been with Harvest Church for 10 years. In the ministry, he serves as the Security\Parking Lot Director.. Ed operates in a variety of different capacities, including Foodbank, Hospitality, and Transportation ministry. Ed currently lives in Hampton, Virginia. Ed has 1 daughter, Gwen. His hobbies include drawing, reading,and collecting comic books and  kung fu movies.

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BARRY SPELLS

Director, Usher/Greeter

MARISOL ORTIZ

Director, Cleaning Ministry

Singles Ministry Team

Marisol Cardona-Ortiz is originally from The Bronx, New York. She has been with Harvest Church for 11 years. In the ministry, she serves as the lead Director for the Cleaning Ministry.  She also serves in Pastoral Operations, Singles Ministry, and other duties and capacities. Ms. Ortiz currently resides in Newport News. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, listening to music of every genre, walking nature trails and she loves documentaries on just about any subject. 

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JOHNNY GAINES

Director, Transportation 

Johnny L. Gaines III hails from Inkster, Michigan and currently resides in Newport News, Virginia. He is married to his wife, Geraline and three girls Sh'Tayna, Jonice, and Tyie. He is a retired 22 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and serves as the Director of Transportation here at Harvest Church. His hobbies are enjoying retirement with his family, fellowshipping with friends, increasing knowledge and wisdom, and dabbling in DIY projects.

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MICHELLE DANIELS

Director, Welcome Center

Newport News native, Michele Winfield-Daniels, has spent over 30 years dedicating her life to developing and servicing her community. She has 6 children and 8 grandchildren. Michele has lead and created various community service events throughout her life such as Charity 5K Races, Christmas Toy Drive Giveaways and Food Pantry distribution. Her life long commitment to serving others is even seen at her place of worship, Harvest Church, which she has been a member for 15 years.

MELINDA REVES

Administrative Team

Golden Connections

An Administrator provides office and administrative support to either a team or individual. This role is vital for the smooth-running of a business. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and filing.

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KATRINA BURNS

Singles Ministry Team

To help Christian single adults grow in their spiritual, social, and personal lives and to minister to the needs of all singles.  The model for the Singles Ministry is to empower a group of like-minded individuals so that they can develop as vibrant singles and foster relationships between singles.

CONSTANCE HAIRSTON

Singles Ministry Team

Constance Hairston is from Norfolk,Va born and raised. She’s  a single mother of 1 who is single and satisfied. She serves here on the Harvest Church SALT (Single Adults Living-Out Truth) ministry and grateful to be apart of a ministry that believes in being Better by Choice!

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RUTH WILLIAMS

Pastor's Aide Team

Ruth Williams has been a member of Harvest Church for 8+  years. She is Originally from Altavista, Virginia. Currently she is an active member of the Harvest Church Pastor’s Aid Committee and has previously served on the housekeeping and food bank Ministries.  Her and her husband Dempsey just celebrated 50 years of marriage and enjoy spending time with their 2 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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PATRICIA HOLLOWAY

Pastor's Aide Team

The Pastor’s Aide Committee serves as a spiritual, financial and emotional support for the Pastor and his family.  Our ministry is in charge of organizing and coordinating special events that honor the Pastor. These events include Pastor's birthday and wedding anniversaries, Father’s Day, Christmas, Pastor Appreciation Days and the Church anniversary.  The Committee sponsors fundraisers, coordinate church programs and works with other committees to solicit support and donations from the congregation on behalf of the Pastor. 

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DEE COOPER

Administrative Team

Kadetra Cooper was raised in Newport News, VA.  She has been a member of Harvest Church for 1 year.  In the ministry, she serves as the Director of Special Events and as part of the Administrative team. Kadetra and her son, Xavier, currently reside in Yorktown, Virginia and her daughter is a college student in Greensboro, NC.  Kadetra is the founder of an organization and resource center for single mothers and spends her time as Xavier’s number #1 fan from the basketball stands. 

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LASHAWN BOYER

Administrative Team

Director, Online Campus

LaShawn Boyer is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been with Harvest Church for 1 year.  In ministry, she serves, with the Harvest Church Administrative Team, in the Harvest Church Choir, and as the Harvest Church Online Campus Director. She is a Navy Veteran currently residing in Toano,Virginia and her hobbies include giving, sharing and caring for others.

CEOLA STANLEY

In-reach Director

The Harvest Church In-Reach Ministry is designed to strengthen the believer, strengthen his/her faith and participation in the life of the body, to recover those believers who are no longer faithful, to encourage attendance at all services and activities, and to reconcile all to God and humanity.  The focus is to strengthen the membership from “within.”

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ROBIN RHOADS

Pastor's Aide Team

Robin Rhoads is a Navy wife, mom and business owner of Kingdom Kuts, located in Hampton, Virgina.  She has been with Harvest Church for over 14 years and serves on the Pastor's Aide Team. She also serves on the Hospitality committee and Welcome Center ministry. Together, she and her husband have 3 three children. 

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AUDREY BENSON

Pastor's Aide Team

The Pastor’s Aide Committee serves as a spiritual, financial and emotional support for the Pastor and his family.  Our ministry is in charge of organizing and coordinating special events that honor the Pastor. These events include Pastor's birthday and wedding anniversaries, Father’s Day, Christmas, Pastor Appreciation Days and the Church anniversary.  The Committee sponsors fundraisers, coordinate church programs and works with other committees to solicit support and donations from the congregation on behalf of the Pastor.