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Who We Are
We love Jesus and one another. Our heart is to see all people come to know the life-changing love of Jesus. He still saves, heals and makes lives whole.
Harvest Church is a place where you can encounter the God that loves you, grow from salvation to spiritual maturity, and be a part of what God is doing—both in our community and around the world.
What We Believe
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26
I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11
John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:27-35
John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5
Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22
Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9
I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
JESUS CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20
GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23
HEALING OF THE SICK
Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48
The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.
Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
GOD’S WILL FOR PROVISION
Spiritual: John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
Mental and Emotional: II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Physical: Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24
Financial: Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7
Gathered from all over the country, equipped with diverse skill sets and servants’ hearts, our leadership team prays and ministers to see “on earth as it is in heaven.”
Rob & Christina Russo
Pastor Rob is a graduate of the Journey of Believers Discipleship program and is licensed and ordained through Overland Missions. Before becoming the senior pastor of Harvest Church, Pastor Rob was on staff as an associate pastor of Calvary Church in Inverness, Florida. He has also taught fifteen years in the Citrus County School system as a middle/high school teacher and coach. He is the author of the Fishers of Men discipleship program and has served extensively in youth and adult discipleship, world missions, and itinerant ministry. He and his wife Christina are originally from upstate New York but now reside with their four children in Citrus County, Florida.
Dave Vega was born in El Paso, TX, David Vega and his wife, Jett, moved to Citrus Springs in 2016 after serving five years working with South Asian immigrants and refugees in Denver, Colorado. David and Jett, and have served as missionaries with Global Outreach Foundation since 2015. Over the past two decades, David gained experience in campus, young adult, outreach, children’s, youth, and dramatic ministries, and he is the founder of the “Resurrection Wrestling” action-drama ministry at AIM Youth. David and Jett are both ordained through Harvest Church.
Youth Pastor, Worship Leader
Jett Vega and her husband David, came to Citrus County in 2016 to lead AIM Youth Ministry after serving five years among South Asian immigrants and refugees in Denver, Colorado. Originally from El Paso, TX, Jett has worked extensively in youth, children’s, drama, media, worship, and young adult ministries. She led a branch of Campus Crusade for Christ in Arizona and completed a B.F.A. in Film/Theater/Television at the University of Colorado Denver, after which she worked in the film industry for over twelve years. She and Dave have served as missionaries with Global Outreach Foundation since 2015. Jett also serves a dual role at Harvest as one of our worship leaders. Both David and Jett are ordained through Harvest Church.
Family Life Pastor
Originally from Harmony, Pennsylvania, Brian Cavanaugh has a BSBA degree in Business & Marketing from Robert Morris University. For 15 years, Brian has owned his own small business in Citrus County while serving in children’s and youth ministries since 2007. Brian has also served as a Financial Peace Coordinator since 2008, helping hundreds of families get out of debt and take control of their finances by applying practical, Biblical principles.
Along with his wife Patience, Brian leads our Adventure Kids classes with fun and innovative lessons that open the door to a deeper relationship with Jesus for our families.
Family Life Pastor
For years, Shannon volunteered her time and talent to a number of ministries and events at Harvest Church, faithfully stepping up to meet any need. After years of working alongside her, we were overjoyed to finally bring her on staff. Shannon is an invaluable team member who keeps everything running smoothly.