MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
"Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many."
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.
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 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, and a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Alfred and family have been happily attending Harvest since relocating back to California. His wife, Susan, is a professor at UC Irvine; his daughter is a freshman in college; and his son is a sophomore in high school. Alfred has served within youth ministry and as a deacon at Community Christian Alliance Church and as a deacon at Harvest through his gifts of giving, service, mercy, administration – and tech support for anything with a plug. “For we are co-workers in God’s service…”
WORSHIP/YOUNG ADULT DIRECTOR
Amanda is the worship director and young adults director at Harvest and has served in ministry settings from a young age. She grew up in Texas and was raised in the same church her parents attended before she was born. She developed a passion for music at a very young age, and the Lord quickly captured her heart and turned this passion into a desire for worship ministry and leadership. This desire led her to pursue her bachelors degree in Worship Arts and Ministry and Christian Studies at California Baptist University, which she completed in April of 2023. There she met her soon to be husband Cameron, and they are excited about this next season of marriage together. Amanda is passionate about the next generation, especially being a young adult herself, she is excited and expectant of how God will use the next generation for His glory, she is also passionate about music as a way to worship God, and she is so passionate about Harvest and the work of ministry in this church.
Nick is our Amplify Youth Director who has been serving in youth ministry ever since he was in youth ministry himself! Born and raised in Irvine, he moved across the country for his undergraduate degree at New York University majoring in Childhood and Special Education. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. Nick is passionate about sharing the Gospel with young people in a way that is accessible, relevant, and meaningful. In his free time, Nick is happy to be back at home playing tennis, pickleball and watching the LA Clippers and F1.
Sammi is our energetic, zany and fun-loving Promiseland Children's Director. A native of Chicago, she received a B.A. in Studio Arts from Northern Illinois Univeristy. She has served in Children and Youth ministries since high school and her devotion to God and His Word is undeniable. Nothing makes her happier than to see children learning and growing in the knowledge and love of Jesus. Sammi selflessly loves the Lord, her husband Dave and their two kids, and Harvest. She enjoys learning new skills and using power tools.
Jack's professional background is in design, film, photography, and studio management. He came from a creative corporate environment like Mazda, COX, and the mortgage industry. He has theology and business management degrees from Calvary Chapel Bible College, Saddleback TV & Cinema program, and Hope University. He also helped with a church plant in Orange County after moving from Hawaii, where he led worship and helped with the youth ministry at Calvary Chapel Honolulu. Jack and his wife Sharon have a beautiful teen daughter, Hannah, a youth group student leader.
Marissa has been part of the Harvest family since 1996. In addition to being Harvest's office administrator, she works for Garden Grove Unified School District. Marissa and her husband Sean met while students at UCSD and have three kids. She loves belly-aching laughter, reading Biblical fiction, playing guitar, distance running and swimming, road trips, acai bowls and chocolate, and organizing things. Her newfound passion is watching sheep-shearing videos.