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It was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:
This scripture embodies the spirit of worship at “The Harvest”. We are a multi-generational and intentional church in western glades affectionately known as “the muck”. We are driven by a passion for excellence and to sow good seeds into young lives and “harvest” souls for the kingdom of God. Our foundation is rooted in preaching, prayer, worship, service and nurturing our youth. There is no other experience like the fellowship and love rendered at The Harvest.
We believe the Bible to be the infallible word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and is the truth for our lives. We believe that God coexists in three persons God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We believe that salvation is a gift from God, we believe the church is a community of believers unified through faith in Christ.
When you worship with us you can expect to experience an encounter with God.
We believe in being led by the Holy Spirit and not by a program. We aim to provide each Worshiper with a personal experience they will never forget. From the time you enter the front door, being welcomed by our trained greeters. To being helped to your seat but an usher. To being led in worship by the music ministry. Then being filled with the word through our ministers and being transformed by God. We are no ordinary church. God’s presence truly dwells at Harvest and we invite you to come and experience Him for yourself.
The conception of Harvest A.M. E. Church took place in the spirit of Rev. Patricia S. Wallace in 1992. For the next five years after her ordination in the A.M. E Church, she carried the vision. There were many times when she thought that the vision would be aborted because of the many trials she suffered. Little did she realized that her trials only came to make her stronger, and to give her strength to carry the dream until God’s time of delivery.
On March 12, 1997, at the home of Rev. Wallace, the miracle birth took place and Harvest was born. Around the bedside, with songs, prayer, and the reading of the holy word, the family members and the dedicated friends nurtured by the Holy Spirit watched the miracle birth unfold. There were six original members who had committed themselves to the ministry of Harvest.
On March 30, 1997, Harvest held its first service at 360 East Main Street, in the City of Pahokee. At that service, the membership was now twelve who had ended the service with the prayer that the Lord of the Harvest would send forth laborers into his Harvest and they became the first members of Harvest. The first month the Lord of the Harvest sent forth 31 new laborers into his Harvest to add to the twelve totaling 42(24 Adults and 18 youth). Since the development of Harvest, 12 boards and organization have been established: Trustees, Stewards, Stewardesses, Usher Board, Adult choir, Youth choir, Young People Department, Christian Education Department, Women’s Missionary Society , Son’s of Allen, Lay Organization and Pastor Aide. Harvest succeeded in the will of God.
The necessary papers had been submitted to become incorporated. With the church walking by faith and not by sight, God has blessed the congregation with a holy sanctuary, HARVEST AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Membership has increased to 42 members. God has truly blessed the Harvest. Harvest was accepted into the Eleventh Episcopal District, South Florida Conference under the leadership of Bishop Frank C. Cummings, and placed in the Fort Pierce District, under the leadership of Presiding Elder C. Hunt, on October 11, 1997. After being accepted into the Annual Conference, the Harvest family began to make pledges for the purchasing of a sanctuary. Twenty members and friends of Harvest made a $500 pledge to take care of the final portion of the necessary down payment on the property Harvest had signed a contract to buy, but the seller had not yet accepted it.
On February 26, 1998, less than one year later, Harvest signed the final contract to purchase a sanctuary for Worship, 825 Larrimore Road, Pahokee, Florida. The agreement contacts were signed more than six month prior. God, in his own time, blessed the Harvest family and, one (1) full year later at the first anniversary service, the record reflected a membership of 74. To God be all the Glory, for we measure not our progress by members but by the love of God who has given us richly all things to enjoy. Ten months after the purchase of the new sanctuary, the Harvest family prepared for the dedication of our new sanctuary. Membership has now doubled, more than 140 have united in the Christian family.
On December 27, 1998, Bishop Frank C. Cummings and the 11th Episcopal District gathers for the purpose of dedicating God’s House. On April 9, 2000, the Eleventh Episcopal District gathered once again at Harvest for the laying of the cornerstone, with Bishop Frank C. Cummings presiding. On September 18, 2001 Harvest was blessed to liquidate the mortgage of the church and the five-year plan was completed in four (4) years.
On March 2, 2002, Bishop John Hurst Adams and the Eleventh Episcopal District had been summoned once again as the history continues to unfold at Harvest for the “Burning of the Mortgage”. Per state law the age of 21 is significant as that is the time of recognition of maturation and adulthood. Be it known in the annuals of the South Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church of the Eleventh Episcopal District that at the age of 21 Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson, Jr., Presiding Prelate codified that Harvest was indeed of “age” and after 21 years of planting, sowing, nurturing and weaning the founder, Rev. Patricia S. Wallace was reassigned. Bishop Richardson certified same in a Certificate of appointment given at the Mid-Year Conference of the 11th Episcopal District on March 16, 2018. Later Rev. Patricia Wallace consummated the assignment in a Letter to Her Children of Harvest dated October 22, 2018 revealing her recommendation and consultation with God that the Rev. Robin Dixon-Floyd be assigned to Harvest. This birth and journey will forever be the beginning history of Harvest African Methodist Episcopal Church as will remain a part of the church records. This is our story.
|Pastor of Harvest||2018||Rev. Robin Dixon-Floyd|
|1997-2018||Rev. Patricia S. Wallace|
|Presiding Bishop||1997-2000||Bishop Frank C. Cummings|
|2000-2004||Bishop John Hurst Adams|
|2004-2012||Bishop McKinley Young|
|2012-||Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr.|
|Presiding Elder||1997-1998|| Presiding Elder C. W Hunt|
|1998-2000||Presiding Elder Raymond G. Heastie|
|2000-2004||Presiding Elder Cornelius E. Jenkins|
|2004-2007||Presiding Elder Raymond G. Heastie|
|2007-2013||Presiding Elder Vincent F. Mitchell|
|2013– 2018||Presiding Elder Jessie Harvin, Jr.|
|2018||Presiding Elder Willie Cook|
|Licentiates||1999||Sis. Sandra Jackson & Bro. Trevor Wallace|
|2015||Sis. Sandra Davis|
|2016||Sis. Sonya J. McIntosh|
|Ordination||2001||Rev. Sandra Jackson (First Daughter in Ministry)|
|2007||Rev. Sandra Jackson-Itinerant Elder|
|2017||Rev. Sandra Davis-Itinerant Deacon|
|2019||Rev. Sonya J. McIntosh-Itinerant Deacon|
|Exhorters||2003||Sis. Deborah Godbolt|
|2004||Bro. Charles Anderson|
|2006||Sis. Sonya McIntosh|
|2007||Sis. Yvette Williams|
|Consecrated Deaconess||2007||Sis. Dorothy Johnson|