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We are the York Family.

Kyle, Jennifer, Mason and Caleb.

Jennifer and I met in 2001 as freshmen at Mississippi State University. We were married in her hometown of Meridian in 2006, and spent the first part of our marriage living in the Memphis area. In 2009, we felt a very strong calling to move to the Jackson area, despite having no jobs or prospects to bring us here at the time. Little did we know, God was planting us here for good!

Since 2009, Jennifer has worked part-time as an Optometrist in Flowood (she also has an amazing blog called A Hope Filled Heart). I have served as the pastor of discipleship at Pinelake Church In that time, God has blessed us immensely with our two sons, Mason (6) and Caleb (4). These boys keep us busy and full of laughter.

Over the past few years, we have felt convinced that the Lord was calling us out for something more, but we had trouble making sense of it. We had no desire to leave our city, but we knew a time of transition was coming. In the fall of 2015, this calling was clarified: we needed to launch a new church in our community. The Jackson area is very religion-saturated, yet only 3 in 10 people are actually connected to a church. In fact, in Madison County, only 17% of our neighbors are considered active within a Christian church. For Jennifer and me, this burden weighs heavily on our hearts.

Our conviction in starting a new church in Madison County is to reach those who do not yet know God and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus. When the Lord called His first disciples, it was an invitation coupled with a promise: “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”  We believe this call is ours still today, and we see no greater purpose for our lives than to invest in Christ’s mission within our community.

Why Plant a New Church?

Frequently Asked Questions

Harvest Church exists to grow and multiply disciples of Jesus.

We achieve our vision through transformative relationships, a commitment to spiritual multiplication, and a loving pursuit of those in need of God’s grace.

Grace Transforms: We believe the grace of Jesus changes us entirely, and we daily devote ourselves to living out this new life in meaningful community with others. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:1-12; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:1-3; Philippians 1:27; Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 2:3-6; Ephesians 4:11-24)

Faith Multiplies: A life of faith always multiplies, creating generations of people who have been discipled through loving and intentional relationships. (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:17; 2 Timothy 2:2; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Colossians 1:3-8; Ephesians 4:11-16; Philippians 2:1-2; Acts 2:42-47)

Love Pursues: We pursue others with the same love with which God has pursued us. This means selflessly loving our neighbors, serving the needs of others, and reaching the lost. (Matthew 22:34-40; John 13:34-35; 1 John 3:16-18; Romans 10:12-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:9-12; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 4:10; James 2:14-17)

Harvest Church is being planted through the Southern Baptist Convention, and therefore aligns with the Baptist Faith and Message.

Harvest Church will be led by Elders in accordance with the pattern given in the New Testament (i.e. Acts 14:21-24; Acts 20:28). The qualifications for Elders are given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.

We are presently hosting initial gatherings each Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Craft Center. Our public launch will take place in January 2018.

We are hosting our initial gatherings at the Mississippi Craft Center on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Please come visit us!

950 Rice Rd.
Ridgeland, MS 39157

We love questions! Feel free to email me anytime: kyle@harvestmadison.com

We were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

1 Thessalonians 2:8

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