Why and Where in Midtown

We're planting in Midtown for two reasons. First, we have a number of members commuting from Memphis proper. And second, we believe Midtown is one of the more unchurched and unreached areas of our city. We hope by God's grace to plant a healthy, gospel-centered, disciple-making church that will bless the saints and community. 

We have yet to determine an exact location, but we hope to be south of Poplar, north of Southern, east of Highway 69, and west of East Parkway. If you have an idea about a meeting space, please let us know! 

Timeline and How to Get Involved

  • Spring 2019: Sunday School for those interested - Room 209

  • Summer 2019: Community building events

  • Fall 2019: Sunday School for those interested - Room 209

  • October 2019 Interest meeting - Date TBD

  • January - February 2020: Core Group Meetings and Membership interviews

  •  March 1, 2020: Constitute ("plant") as a church

If you're interested in being a part of the core group or learning more you should consider joining the Sunday School this Spring; we are getting to know and praying for one another and studying Ephesians. We would highly encourage all those interested to join the Sunday School in the fall when we will turn our attention to the church. The core group meetings will be necessary for all those interested in being a part of the church plant.

Additionally, you can reach out to John@harvestmemphis.org to learn more or meet with John. 



Josh Chatman

Joshua has been married to Stephanie for four years. They have one child: Jayce (7 months). The Lord saved Joshua his senior year of college through the reading of Scripture. After college, Joshua moved to Memphis to go through the Downline: Emerging Leaders program and worked at Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM). After a few years of working at MAM, Joshua transitioned to working for Harvest Church as the Junior High Director and began pursuing a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After working at Harvest for two years, Joshua interned at Del Ray Baptist Church and currently serves as a Pastoral Assistant.


John Sarver


John has been married to Jessica for six years. They have two children and one on the way: Haddon (3) and Pavey (1.5). The Lord saved John at the end of high school through the witness of a Young Life leader and teacher. After college, John worked for a campus ministry before marrying Jessica and moving to Memphis. After a couple of years of sales, John directed the Emerging Leaders program for Downline and pursued and graduated with a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. John recently interned at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C. and is now a full-time Church Planting Resident at Harvest.