Our PastorsBishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes are the founders and Senior Pastors of Harvest Life Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. They are passionate about reaching souls for the Kingdom of God and seeing lives changed and transformed through the power of Jesus Christ and the work of the local church.

The signature of their ministry is developing and empowering people to be Reach Leaders for Jesus Christ and to work together to bring greater through ministry.

In addition to serving as Senior 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.

In 2020, Bishop and Pastor Deborah founded Churches United, a global organization designed to empower and unite churches. With more than 500 church congregations around the world, including the United States, Europe and Africa, Churches United provides leadership direction for churches and spiritual covering for Senior Pastors. Bishop Lyle Dukes serves as the Presiding Bishop and Pastor Deborah Dukes serves as the Executive Director.

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 of Harvest Life Church

Presiding Bishop of Churches United

Bishop Lyle Dukes is the Lead Senior Pastor of the Harvest Life Church in Woodbridge, Virginia founded with his wife, Pastor Deborah Dukes in 1995. Together they work with the mission of unifying and empowering the local church in its efforts concerning the salvation of souls, discipleship in Christian principles and serving the needs of the community and region.

Bishop Dukes is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Master studies in Business Administration. He is a veteran, having served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army, and he is a successful author of over twenty books.

Bishop Dukes is the Presiding Bishop of Churches United along with his wife Pastor Deborah, who serves as Executive Director. Together they serve as “Pastors to Pastors” through this international organization. Churches United is a global ministry which includes approximately 500 churches in the United States and abroad.

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 having served as the Chairman of the Board of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the largest municipal Chamber in Virginia.

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 is a passionate Kingdom leader on a mission to bring people together, teaching and empowering them to do greater than what they could do on their own. He is a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.

Pastor Deborah Dukes

Senior Pastor of Harvest Life Church

Executive Director of Churches United

Pastor Deborah Dukes is a “Proverbs 31 woman” in that her husband, child and grandchildren “arise and call her blessed”.

Pastor Deborah is the Senior Pastor of the Harvest Life Church in Woodbridge, Virginia founded with her husband, Bishop Lyle Dukes in 1995. Together they work with the mission of unifying and empowering the local church in its efforts concerning salvation of souls, discipleship in Christian principles and serving the needs of the community and region.

Pastor Deborah is the recipient of a Bachelor of Christian Education degree. She 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. Pastor Deborah 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.

Her ministry as a mother helped to shape and develop her daughter, Minister Brittany Dukes-Bryant , to be a powerful young woman of God. Brittany currently 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.

Pastor Deborah serves as Executive Director of Churches United along with her husband Bishop Lyle Dukes, the Presiding Bishop.  Together they serve as “Pastors to Pastors” through this international organization. Churches United is a global ministry which includes approximately 500 churches in the United States and abroad.

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 Dukes is a passionate Kingdom leader on a mission to use her platforms and all of her gifts, talents and experiences to help people live an intentional life now to produce victorious Kingdom results. She is a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend.