Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes are the founders and Pastors of Harvest Life Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. They are passionate about the local church and its mission to see lives changed and transformed through the power of Jesus Christ.
The signature of their ministry is the beautiful love that they have for one another and the love they have for God and His Kingdom work.
In addition to serving as Pastors of Harvest Life Church, the impact of Bishop and Pastor Dukes’ ministry and leadership can be felt and seen throughout the community, nation and abroad.
Bishop Dukes serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the largest chamber in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. He also serves as the General Secretary for International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Deborah is the founder of the Kingdom Women Conference, a venue that has blessed thousands of women across the globe. She also serves as the International Bible Way Church Director of Operations.
Together they are preachers, teachers, authors, and business leaders. They have produced dynamic stage plays, recorded music projects and continue to make a great Kingdom impact through their ministry together.
Bishop and Pastor Dukes have one daughter, Minister Brittany Dukes-Bryant, a son-in-law, Minister Brandon Bryant and they have three grandsons – Malachi, Jeremiah and Isaiah.
Bishop and Pastor Dukes have dedicated their lives to the service of the Lord and their heartfelt desire is that their ministry would reach souls for the Kingdom and continually bring glory, honor and praise to Jesus Christ.
Bishop Lyle Dukes
Lead Senior Pastor
Bishop Lyle Dukes is a strong visionary Christian leader committed to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ through the local church and passionate about the spiritual well-being of people. His life is dedicated to reaching, training and establishing souls and developing programs to enhance the assignment that God has placed within them.
As a creative visionary, successful author and businessman for the Kingdom of God, Bishop Dukes is committed in his call as a Senior Pastor of thousands of members at Harvest Life and as a “Pastor to pastors” through the Pastors Network. The Pastors Network is a global ministry founded by Bishop Dukes and his wife, Pastor Deborah, which includes approximately 500 churches in the United States and abroad. Bishop Dukes also serves more than 600 churches worldwide as General Secretary of the International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ.
Additionally, Bishop Dukes is sought after in the corporate arena for his godly wisdom, integrity and business skill. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including being the Chairman of the Board (Elect) of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce, the largest municipal Chamber in Virginia.
The weekly television broadcast, Change Today with Lyle and Deborah Dukes, airs on several networks, reaching over 200 countries and more than 86 million homes with the life-changing ministry of Jesus Christ.
His loving relationship with his wife and partner in ministry, Pastor Deborah, serves as a model for marriages around the world. Their powerful close-knit relationship has become a signature of their ministry as they reach the world together for Christ.
Bishop Lyle Dukes’ mission is to teach, train, develop and empower people to live better, love better, serve better and give better. He is a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.
Pastor Deborah Dukes
Pastor Deborah is a “Proverbs 31 woman” in that her husband, child and grandchildren “arise and call her blessed”.
Pastor Deborah is the daughter of Bishop Carver Poindexter and Pastor Lorene Poindexter who pastor the Love of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. It was there she received her foundation in Christ.
She is an anointed Woman of God dedicated to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ with a strong passion to bring in, nurture and empower souls for the Kingdom of God. She is the recipient of a Bachelor of Christian Education degree. She is a passionate Kingdom leader, preacher, teacher, trainer, visionary and dedicated Pastor serving alongside her husband Bishop Lyle Dukes of the Harvest Life Church.
Pastor Deborah shares diligently in the ministry with her husband. Among many of her responsibilities, she is also serving as the Chief Transition Officer for the Harvest Life Church – leading in developing people, processes and procedures for the next level of ministry at their new 4,000 seat Worship Center.
Her ministry as a mother helped to shape and develop her daughter, Minister Brittany Dukes-Bryant, to be a powerful young woman of God who serves as the Youth Director at the Harvest Life Church leading hundreds of youth; teaching, training and developing life-changing programs to help them to be strong Christian leaders. And, because of Brittany’s faithfulness she was also appointed as the Youth President of the Virginia State Diocese.
Pastor Deborah Dukes is the visionary and progenitor of the “Kingdom Women” Conference which is known globally as a vehicle for transformation, inspiration, and empowerment in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Deborah has written, produced and directed 4 life-changing stage plays: Church Wives, The #1 Player, The Sinner’s Choir and The Wishing Well. These plays have inspired and empowered many people and have been used as teaching tools in other churches and ministries abroad.
Pastor Deborah currently serves as the International Bible Way (IBW) organization’s Director of Operations – helping to carry out the mission and vision of Bible Way. She has been a member of IBW since she was a teenager.
One of Pastor Deborah’s favorite scriptures that she lives by is:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33