MEET OUR PASTOR
Pastor/Dr. Davis, speaks of his ministry at Church of the Harvest as God directed, and a God-given dream come true. For Pastor Davis, the joy of pastoring is seeing an individual accept Jesus as their Lord, then grow in Christ, and become a part of the ministry team at COH.
Pastor's vision for the church is that of a spiritually healthy congregation that honors and pleases God.
The Word plainly states that without a vision people perish; evidently the opposite is also true. Noah's vision was on the eyes of the Lord, Paul's vision was of a risen Christ, and Jesus' vision was on the glory of the Father that was to be revealed. In each case, a focus on God enabled individuals to be victorious in their ministerial challenges. A vision of Jesus is the driving force behind COH and will continually be the theme throughout the history.
With the love
of Christ, we desire to be a strong witness throughout our community. We are a
growing church and a friendly church, with a vision for the future, and we
look forward to meeting you, ministering to you, and encouraging you to
minister to others by creating environments where you can be equipped and encouraged to
reach up, reach in, and reach out!
Top Five Ministry Priorities
Prayer for the growth of COH
Teaching the Truth of the Word of God
Equipping believers for their ministry
Leading COH to effectively Care for and disciple people through Life Groups
Leading COH to effectively Reach the unsaved
Philosophy of Ministry
Unless the Lord builds the house, it builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. Psalms 127:1
The philosophy of ministry is quite simple. It is, "the Sovereign Lord God is the designer, builder, and finisher of the ministry." By faith Abraham obeyed and went in faith as did Isaac and Jacob ...For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:8-10
The perspective is that God's idea of how to build a church is the idea; His plan and approach to ministry is the most effective; and His method is always the most current and relative to the people in question. This is the Father's wisdom, and wisdom that transcends time, location, culture, and generation.
The challenge is to understand the Father's wisdom, and thus possess the knowledge necessary to do His work, the work of the ministry. Abraham met this challenge with complete confidence in the One who had spoken and directed him to an unknown place. A place that would have a foundation, whose architect and builder was God.
By supernatural, divine means God is building His Church; through a dedication to prayer and understanding from the Holy Spirit will establish it; and a hunger and thirst for the knowledge of God is created, the church will be filled with people.
The confidence is that God is faithful to build and watch over what is His.
Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you. 1 Timothy 4:16
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are downtrodden, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. Luke 4: 18-19
MINISTRY FOCUSCreating environments where people are equipped and encouraged to reach up, reach in, and reach out!
End Times Harvest Ministry
We will be taking the ministry to the city streets and roads, homes and fields, and wherever else people can be found that want to hear and receive the Good News!