PASTOR EDWARD & MELANIE
Our lead Pastors, Edward and Melanie Ramirez, founded Harvest Church with a vision to help people from all walks of life encounter the love and presence of Jesus Christ. Edward and Melanie married on July 8,1995. Early in their marriage, they operated their own accounting business and flipped homes full-time before the Lord gave them the vision for a church. With no location to congregate, Edward's uncle offered them a two-car garage. It was not long before 100 plus people packed this two-car garage to hear the word of God; He did many signs and wonders in this two-car garage. It was then in 2004, God opened the doors to our current facility where the vision continues to expand. Our pastors believe in the power of God’s love, which is life’s only victorious evidence; they believe that every human’s desire is to love and be loved. They are passionate about worship and witnessing people’s transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Ed has a B.S. in Management, a B.S. in Accounting, an M.S. in Organizational Leadership, an E.D.S, and will soon defend his dissertation to receive his doctorate in Business Administration. Our Pastor is a 12-year veteran of the United States Army and has a passion to see people succeed in God and in Business. Our pastors are ordained through the City Harvest Network under Dr. Rod Parsley from World Harvest Church in Columbus Ohio. Pastor Ramirez served for 5 1/2 years as the Dean of Students at Valor Christian College where he still teaches online equipping young preachers to share the gospel to the four corners of the earth. Pastor Ed and Mel are down to earth, and boy do they love their children, grandchildren and family. We are super grateful to God to have them as our lead pastors.