Change is in the air…can you feel it? The weather is warming up, trees and plants are blooming – we are in the midst of the seasons changing and I’m looking forward to what’s next!

We’re also changing seasons in our church. Up to now, we’ve been holding the majority of our services online (with very few in-person events and some small-group sessions for planning)…but now we are taking a serious look at coming back to on-site services! Our theme for April is “Preparing for a Greater Return” and we are doing just that.

We are looking to you, our Leadership Team, to start thinking about your areas and how to operate with social distancing. How will it impact your staffing, your operations? Even as we are rethinking how we will flow as a church, I want you to be excited – we are anticipating “Greater” when we return to in-person services. GREATER appreciation for the fellowship of the saints! GREATER love for God and gratitude for how He has kept us through this pandemic! GREATER service as we find new ways to be safe while keeping that warm, family feeling that Harvest Life is known for.

Bishop Dukes and I will be talking with you more about this, but in the meantime, start thinking about what our return means to you and your assigned area of ministry.

Last but definitely not least, keep pushing yourself spiritually! Keep praying and reading the Word, keep reaching souls for Christ and attending services, reading the book of the month (for April, it’s “The Prophecy Over Your Life”), and supporting our events. It’s all working together for your good!

I love you all and I’m excited about what God is doing in this church, in our Leadership Ministry and in each of your lives! Get ready for GREATER!

Pastor Deborah Dukes
Leadership Executive Director


Harvest Life Church is blessed to have the most amazing, talented, gifted and hard-working leaders who serve as our front-line supporters and the primary workforce of the church – working effectively together to help carry out the mission, vision and the culture of Harvest Life and leading others to do the same.

Our Leaders are Reach Leaders!

• Our Leaders Reach by leading people to Salvation, developing them through discipleship and by teaching them to reach others for Christ.

• Our Leaders Reach by serving in the Church, our Community and the World.

• Our Leaders Reach by giving faithfully in their tithing, offering and sacrificial giving.

All of our leaders share a common love for the Lord, the work of the ministry and for God’s Word and serve humbly in keeping with Jesus’ command in Matthew 9: 36-38:

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.



We thank God for our leaders! You are “the wheel in the middle of the wheel” that keeps ministry moving – through your dedicated service and in your giving! We see your heart for God, for the ministry and for the souls we are working to reach. We don’t take it lightly that you are so willing to invest in this great vision God has given to us as your Pastors. We love you and we appreciate your sacrifice!

Our Worship and New Building Giving Day is held three times each year. Giving amounts are as follows:

• Deacons In Training – $750.00 or more

• Junior Deacons – $800.00 or more

• Senior Deacons – $850.00 or more

• Ministers and Ministers In Training – $1000.00 or more

Our Thursday Firstfruits Offering is given by all leaders on the first Thursday of each month. Please give an offering of $25.00 or more.

The Love Offering for our Pastors is not mandatory, but it is a way to show our appreciation for their unwavering love, sacrifice, leadership, dedication to God and His people and so much more. Love Offerings may be given on Cashapp to $PastorDeborahDukes and $BishopLyleDukes.


Evangelism is the heart of who we are! We believe that every child of God is a “Reach Leader” – charged with the responsibility to win souls to Jesus Christ.

When you invite someone to church and they attend service, fill out the form below to record your activity and you will be awarded 1 point for the first time they attend. If someone joins the church because of your efforts, fill out the form and you will be awarded 5 points. Each month, the leader who accumulates the most points will be recognized as “Reach Leader of the Month”, however all those who have invited someone or brought in a new member will be recognized on our “All Reach Leaders for the Month” list.

Use the form below to submit your entries for the Leadership Reach Recognition Program!


1st Place
Gema Smith

2nd Place
Susan Dukes

3rd Place
Marguerite Tallon


Susan Dukes invited Carolyn Mitchem
Susan Dukes invited Helen Thombs
Erika Neal invited Zakara Goodwin
Minnie Myers invited Richard King
Mae Avery invited Jessica Scott
Mae Avery invited Derek Paige
Pamela Ellis invited Bernard Graham
Tracey Johnson invited Eddie Johnson
Tracey Johnson invited Lauren Eady
Tracey Johnson invited Jada Anderson
Tracey Johnson invited Nancy Graleski
Tracey Johnson invited Imani Anderson
Susan Dukes invited Paul Ingram
Susan Dukes invited Bonnie Miller
Susan Dukes invited Tawanda Lewis
Susan Dukes invited Doris Williams
Minnie Myers invited Connie Moore
Minnie Myers invited Crystal Singleton-Coleman
Minnie Myers invited Anthony Singleton
Minnie Myers invited Jomeka Morrison
Vickie Fuller invited Mark Mulls

Minnie Myers invited Michael Anthony Richardson
May Avery invited Jessica Scott
May Avery invited Derek Paige
Tracy Bigesby invited Dinita Jones
Tracy Bigsby invited Nicole Fleming
Romona Goodwin invited Joyce Alexander-Hines
Amanda Showell invited Sonia Showell
Amanda Showell invited Nikki Andrews
Amanda Showell invited William Purnell
Amanda Showell invited TreShawn Parham
Amanda Showell invited Tia Jeffress
Amanda Showell invited Ebony Hayward
Amanda Showell invited TyNia Boyce
Amanda Showell invited Darlene Williams
Susan Dukes invited Demetria Biggers-Carroll
Erika Neal invited Denny Douglas
Erika Neal invited Teresa Hanson Knalls
Karen Fowlkes invited Meenakshi Jha
Karen Fowlkes invited Valeria Pritchett
Erika Neal invited Andreas Yancey


During our ceremonial services, the Leadership Ministry wears designated attire to show unity and to honor the sanctity of the service. Ceremonial attire is worn for Baptism, Communion, Ministerial Consecration, etc.

Deacons In Training

Men – Church Attire
Women – Church Attire

Junior and Senior Deacons

Men – Black Suit, White Shirt, Black Tie, Black Socks, Black Shoes
Women – Black Skirt Suit, White Shirt or Shell, Black Shoes (no boots), Black or Skin Tone Stockings

Ministers In Training

Men – Attire for current leadership group
Women – Attire for current leadership group


Men – Black Suit, Black Ministerial Shirt, White Ministerial Collar, Black Socks, Black Shoes
Women – Black Skirt Suit, Black Ministerial Shirt, White Ministerial Collar, Black Shoes (no boots), Black or Skin Tone Stockings


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Executive Director
Pastor Deborah Dukes

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Executive Administrator
Deacon Tracey Johnson

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Executive Ministry Management
Pastor Deborah Dukes

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Training Director
Minister Lisa Keith


Leadership Recruitment Director
Minister Jeffery Carson


Leadership Events Director
Minister LaShonda Wise

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Ministers Leaders
Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes

Senior Deacons Leaders
Ministers Leenard and Maritza Kennedy

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Junior Deacons Leaders
Ministers Corey and Genell Boone

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Deacons In Training Leader
Minister Vanita King


Crystal Jenkins

Deacon Crystal Jenkins

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Minister Benny Shepard


Young Adults
Ministers Brandon and Brittany Bryant

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Singles Reach (18 and Up)
Deacon Deidra Carter

Reggie Jena Smith

Ministers Reginald and Jena Smith


Seniors (Age 55 And Up)
Ministers Charles and Mary Scott

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Ministers Michael and Bernadine Futrell

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Youth Ministry Directors
Deacons Jayma and Daniel Natal

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Harvest “Kidz”
Deacon Kira Grier

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Middle and High School
Minister Michael Futrell


James Adamson
Janice Adamson
Mercedes Allsop
Kofi Asiedu
Mae Avery
Luffon Berry
Viola Berry
Tracy Bigesby
Corey Boone
Genell Boone
Lori Brooks
Brandon Bryant
Melvita Campbell
Jeffery Carson
Stacee Carson
Richard Dukes
Susan Dukes
Brittany Dukes-Bryant
Bernadine Futrell
Michael Futrell
Danita Glover
Gregory Glover
Porsha Greenwood
Karen Hairston
Barry Harris
Patricia Harris
Janice Hill
Michael Houston
Tara Houston
Khristie Hughes
William Hughes
Jeffrey Hunter
Janelle Jeffries
Lisa Keith
Leenard Kennedy
Maritza Kennedy
Vanita King
Christine Mallory
Priscilla McCoy
Timothy McCoy
Briann McDonald
Octavia McDonald
Minnie Myers
Bonita Myrick
Erika Neal
Timothy Neal
LaShree Obee
Rodrick Obee
Arletha Perry
Lawrence Pleasants
Sandra Pleasants
Charles Scott
Mary Scott
Benny Shepard
Shenell Shepard
Gema Smith
Jena Smith
Reginald Smith
Ronnie Smith
Kenneth Thomas
Marvin Walker
Vicki Walker
Dexter Wise
Lashonda Wise
Beverly Younger

Ministers In Training
Lisa Brown
Reuben Brown
Carmen Cordoba
Kevin Greenwood
Shaunte’ Jones
Heinz Roy-Lewis
Herbertina Roy-Lewis
Amanda Showell
Beulah Williams

Senior Deacons
Glenda Ashe
Mattie Austin
Elaine Austin
Lorraine Bedeau
Nadine Bedeau
Jimmy Benjamin
Shanika Benjamin
Robert Brunson
Brian Burch
Jakata Burnett
Ramonia Carter
Keithon Corpening
Mary Crenshaw
Darlene Crocker
Gloria Daniels
William Diggs
Gary Drew
Pamela Ellis
Michelle Emerson
Julena Felix
Gary Fondaumiere
Levette Fondaumiere
Karen Fowlkes
Jacqueline Freeman
Vickie Fuller
Anthony Fulton
Dezzaire Fulton
Edward Gaines
Edwilyn Gaines
Joseph Garber
Kimbley Gomes
Romona Goodwin
Stephanie Gordon
Jennie Grant
Kira Grier
George Hairston
Freddie Hardin
Leon Harrell
Vernette Harris
Gloria Hibbert
Charles Hinds
Kathy Hinds
Denise Holt
Lamar Howard
Clirissa Hughes
Enetta Jackson
Sonja Jackson
Eric Jackson
Crystal Jenkins
Kenneth Jenkins
Brenda Jenkins-Young
Tracey Johnson
Demetrius Judkins
Deborah Kinsale-Williams
Andrus Landry
Patricia Landry
Andrew Lang
Mario Martinez
Carl McNeill
Jacqueline Moore
Jayma Natal
Erik Neal
Randolph Nutter
Stephanie Parson
Gilana Pearce
Desmic Pearce
Ernest Penn
Christine Powell
Faith Roy
Valencia Scott
Lloyd Scott
Michelle Scott
Nannie Sharpe
Kim Silver
Sophia Simms
Lori Sims
Travis Snow
Marvin Solomon
Gloria Spears
Carmela Staton
Yvette Thompson
Perline Tshiabola
Jerome Vaughn
Emerald Wallace
Joy Weaver
Yvonne White
Deborah Wilkerson
Anderson Wilkerson
Rhudine Wilkes
Joyce Wright
Michael Wrighten
LaVerne Yates
Charles Yates

Junior Deacons
Reva Anderson-Smith
Kathy Basnight
Akeem Berry
Krystal Billups
Mariama Boney
Michelle Boyd
Marcia Brotherton
Aron Brown
Nicholas Brown
Deidra Carter
Horace Crenshaw
Robert Culpeper
Zulei Culpeper
Teresa Davie
Traci Drew
Geraldine Fletcher
Aaron Freeman
David Green
Morna Green
Kevin Greenwood
Cedrick Grier
Camille Harris-Wilmot
Jennifer Hemmings
Robert Johnson
Reanette Jones
Rufaro Mandizvidza
Robert Mason
Latija Morrison
Jacqueline Murphy
Rhonda Murray
Daniel Natal
Louisa Nicholson
Yvonne Oviosu
Angela Pretlow-Harris
Tatyana Robinson
Karen Stona
Paul Stona
Marguerite Tallon
Wenona Vaughn
Janelle Veney
Janiece Veney
Sasha Williams
Andrea Wingo
Henrietta Young

Deacons In Training
Karen Anderson
Dallas Bennett
LoVe’ Berry
Shaunice Gordon
Jacquelyn Hanna
Annette Hudgins
Andre Jackson
Iris Jackson
Akilah Mayfield
Lisa Peters
Lukeya Powell
James Williams
George Wright