Local Missions Philosophy

Harvest Church partners with several local ministries for the advancement of the gospel and church of Jesus Christ.  We focus locally on ministries that serve the poor, the widowed, the orphaned, and the foreigners living among us, as well as investing in leadership and discipleship training of maturing Christ-followers seeking to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ! Our local partnerships often involve sending members to serve, supporting financially, praying, and raising awareness of ministry needs.

Local Partners

MEMPHIS MINISTRIES: Advance Memphis, Agape, Arise2Read, Big Dog Street MinistriesChristian Medical & Dental Associations, Kingdom Community Builders, Downline Ministries, Eikon Ministries, Lifesong for Orphans, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Neighborhood Christian CenterOne by One Ministries, Orange Mound Outreach MinistriesRestore Corps, Service Over Self, Teen Challenge


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  • Kingdom Community Builders: KCB, through the leadership of Don & Linda Gilbert, works to help strengthen and build the community of Orange Mound. A few opportunities to serve with KCB are: offering simple and purposeful friendship with children or adults, tutoring or mentoring students, serving meals, volunteering to help the KCB team at community events, and providing resources for specific practical needs within the community. For more information, contact Lisa Conley (lisaconley2002@yahoo.com) or Don Gilbert (dongilbert876@gmail.com)

  • Memphis Athletic Ministries: MAM uses sports, homework help, and other after-school activities to draw kids to the centers in order to share the gospel of Jesus and provide them with a fun, safe, and loving environment. The ultimate goal of MAM is to evangelize and disciple the youth that come to the eight different centers located in some of the city's under-resourced neighborhoods. There are many different ways to serve and engage with MAM. For more information, contact Molly Peyton (mpeyton@mamsports.org).


  • Las Americas: Greg Díaz is the lead pastor of Nueva Dirección that meets at in 3097 Knight Rd. Memphis, TN. and is Director of Las Americas which primarily does after school tutoring for students in the Hispanic Community of Memphis. For more information, contact Greg Díaz (901-619-0622 or gregcuban@aol.com).

  • World Relief: Harvest Church has partnered with World Relief in assisting refugees moving to Memphis and at the Connect Language Center. For more information, contact Karen Spencer (kspencer@wr.org or 901-341-0228)

  • Collegiate Internationals: Several Harvest Church members are friends with international students studying in Memphis. Serving with internationals requires a deeper time commitment and cross cultural training appropriate for serving with internationals. For more information, contact Steve Winstead (steve@harvestmemphis.org).