On Sunday, June 24, 2018, Pastor Ken announced his resignation as Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel West Olive, MI.
Along with his wife, Renee, Ken has served our church faithfully for 24 years, with an unwavering commitment to preaching the unapologetic bold truth of God's Word and pointing people to the transformation that only comes through God's spirit through His Word. A gifted teacher and counselor, Ken's ministry has left a profound mark on countless lives and facets of Harvest Bible Chapel ministries in West Olive.
We are so grateful for Ken, Renee and the Gentzler family for their many years of service and care.
Todd was born and raised in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. After spending the first 32 years of his life in his hometown, he relocated to West Michigan with his wife Wendy and their four sons. In 2006, He responded to the Lord’s call to full time ministry and joined the Pastoral staff as the Assistant Pastor. Todd oversees small groups and counsels through Grace Counseling, the church’s Biblical counseling center. Todd also serves as an elder.
Having served churches for over 20 years, Cory is still passionate as ever about using music, media and production to create opportunities for people to engage with God’s presence. On staff at Harvest since August 2014, Cory oversees all aspects of worship, media and production at Harvest with a desire to see people grow in their understanding of worship and their willingness to lift high the name of Jesus with passionate conviction. Originally from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Cory is a husband to Alison, father of four boys, and an Enneagram "9" : )
Growing up in a family that taught the importance of a relationship with Christ, Charles knows firsthand the influence of godly parents and grandparents in the life of a child and seeks to continue, by God's grace, the discipleship of children and families in western Michigan. Having his undergraduate from Cedarville University and his M.Div from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he is passionate about knowing God's Word and making it known. Charles and his wife, Kallie, have four children - 2 girls and 2 boys - who serve as a constant reminder that each child needs to be taught God's Word in order to find faith, repentance, and grace through Jesus Christ. He leads a gifted team of volunteers who also desire to see children and parents come to salvation and then to grow together as a family in conformity to Jesus Christ through the community of the local church.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Jasper realized as a teenager good manners wouldn't save him. He needed forgiveness. At the age of 15 God saved him and called him to ministry. He earned his bachelors of Theology and Pastoral ministries at Appalachian Bible College. There he met his wife Sarah. They have 3 beautiful girls. Jasper serves on staff as Youth Pastor. Our future is heavily determined by the decisions that we make as teenagers. His vision is to reach students at the crossroads and show them the way that leads to and honors Christ. Jasper also connects Harvest with the Holland Rescue Mission via our City Harvest ministry. City Harvest is a chapel service for the residents of the mission, as well as the public. The goal is to bring Harvest to them, giving the body an opportunity to reach out to those hurting in our community, lifting hands in vertical worship and renewing our minds through unapologetic preaching. Please email Jasper for more information about City Harvest.
Kevin serves as the facility manager at Harvest. He loves his job; one unique that allows him to use his gifts and abilities to serve the Lord on a daily basis. With a 20+ year background in construction and lifelong passion for automobiles and mechanical devices, he's in his sweet spot with Facilities Management! Married to Carrie for over 21 years, Kevin has 4 children, ages ranging from college to preschool. Besides his staff position, Kevin also serves voluntarily as a deacon, children's Sunday school teacher and small group leader.