The leadership of Harvest exists to equip the people of the church to help our community know and follow Jesus. We desire to see hundreds of individuals and families engage with a life-changing relationship with Jesus locally, while fueling a movement of healthy churches across central Florida.
In 2009 Lee served as the Lead Pastor, building a team to plant Harvest Community Church in Arizona. The church initially met in a movie theater and eventually purchased and renovated a church campus in Southeast Mesa. From 2009-2015, Harvest grew in size and community impact, helping hundreds of families connect and grow in their faith in Jesus.
In 2015, Lee moved to Orlando to lead a national church planting effort based in Central Florida. In the time since he and his wife Melissa have fallen in love with the region and are compelled to share Jesus with the people of Central Florida. As Lead Pastor, Lee will direct the church toward a compelling vision for reaching our community, will develop an engaging Sunday teaching team, and ensure a healthy leadership team exists to accomplish our mission, vision, and values.
Micah worked with Lee Stephenson as Executive Pastor from 2009-2015. He then served as a Campus Pastor in a large Phoenix-area multisite church from 2016-2018. Harvest Florida will be Micah’s third time on a church-planting team. Micah thrives leading from the center of a growing and moving church.
As the Executive Pastor, he will oversee the building of the discipleship and leadership systems and programs needed to fulfill the vision of Harvest Community Church locally and beyond.
Micah is married to Bethany and they have five kids of their own with a passion to see families know and follow Jesus.
Javier has lead in student ministry in the Orlando area for the past 8 years. He has a clear and strong calling to equip the next generation to bring the redemptive power of the gospel to the Orlando area.
As the NextGen Pastor, Javier provides leadership to Harvest Kids and Students. The goal at Harvest is to help kids and students know and follow Jesus. To do this best, we desire to support strong families. We want to see Jesus strengthen families and for those families to impact their community.
Javier is married to Betsy and has three children, Gabriel, Asher, and Adeline
Caleb Smith brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Harvest team. Over seventeen years of vocational ministry experience, Caleb has led in multiple areas from Student Pastor to Executive Pastor. Caleb excels at developing and maximizing programs and initiatives and will play a key role in the multiplication efforts of Harvest. He and Tisha married in ‘01 and have two sons: Jackson (‘06) and Tucker (‘09).
As the Residency Director, Caleb will partner with the leadership team to develop a culture and process of leadership development and replication. This will include pathways for internships and residency programs to equip leaders for vocational ministry at Harvest and beyond.
Through Joel's experience serving the local church, being a touring musician and a music producer, he has cultivated a sound and developed strategies that have been effective in helping pastors and worship leaders establish a worship experience that has helped churches grow their influence and reach their communities in a way that transcends all cultures and generations.
His intentional approach on excellence and authenticity has helped churches transition from mono-culture experiences to multi-ethnic and multi-generational experiences and has helped churches establish a greater level of worship.
He has helped worship teams establish greater excellence in their weekend services which has led to growth in the overall church. He now serves as the Worship Pastor of Harvest Community Church. Joel is married to Gloria and has three boys—Ezra, Izaiah and Nazareth.