Our Pastor



Ricky L. TILLIS





Pastor Ricky is the founder and lead pastor-teacher of Harvest Fellowship Community Church which began in 2004. With a background in working with people from a myriad of age groups, backgrounds and settings, Pastor Ricky finds it rewarding as a servant of others while helping them to succeed in life. As a pastor, a counselor and once a program manager at a licensed residential behavioral rehabilitation and substance abuse center, these experiences has granted him the foundation for strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, time management and the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population.


He believes that a solid Men’s Ministry is imperative to building kingdom families, kingdom churches and kingdom communities for the glory of God. He holds degrees from Birmingham Easonian Baptist Bible College (BA), Athens State University (BS, M. Ed in progress), and Birmingham Theological Seminary (MBS, MRE). He has been married to his lovely wife and ministry partner Angela, for over twenty-six years and they have three young adult children and one grandchild.


email: pastorricky@hfcchurch.org


“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20







Elders

I Timothy 5:17 states, “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.” Acts 20:28 provides “Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.” The pastor and elders of Harvest Fellowship Community Church are an group of men from within the congregation of the church. They provide leadership and oversee the government of the church. They are also in charge of guarding the members of the church by serving and helping members to grow in spiritual maturity and being examples to the members.


email: elders@hfcchurch.org


Deacons

Deacons are ordained officers of the church chosen by members of the congregation to carry out the duties set forth in scriptures. The office is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus and it expresses also the communion of the saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need. Deacons and deaconess report to the Elder Ministry Team in the discharge of their duties. It is the duty of the deacons to minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. It is their duty also to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts to the causes to which they are contributed. In addition, deacons are charged with the responsibility of keeping the church facilities in proper repair and to ensure a safe and secure environment for worship and other activities. The work of the Deaconate is carried out through various ministries such as Mercy, Finance, Property, Ushering, and Servant on Sunday.


email: deacons@hfcchurch.org