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Pastor Atkins

Senior Pastor:  J. Milton Atkins has served as Senior Pastor of Harvest Ministries since February 29, 2004.  Before assuming this position, he served as State Evangelism Director in Pennsylvania and in other pastorates in Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Pastor Atkins holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and is an ordained Bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy (International Offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.)  His pulpit ministry reflects his commitment to presenting the truth of the Word of God in a relevant manner which impacts the lives of people today.  He and his wife Robin were married in 1986 and have worked together in numerous capacities.  The couple have two children, Tyler and Ashley.

Veronica Venerable

Administrative Pastor:  Robin Atkins was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut to parents Bishop and Mrs. Robert H. Bradley.  She has been a licensed minister since 1983 with a Master's in Theology.  Prior to accepting her current position with Harvest Ministries she has been employed by the Church State Office in Delaware, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Her life has been full and colorful with her multifaceted positions as private secretary to State Bishop in Louisiana and Pennsylvania, State Youth Director, Youth Camp Director and Coordinator, Editor and Publisher of Keystone Star Monthly publication, Convention and Conference producer and current volunteer positions of Women's Ministries Director and Seniors Assistant Director.  She has also enjoyed a successful Real Estate Career in Virginia Beach, VA and five years as a consultant for Verizon Communications.  She married her husband Milton in 1986 and they have two wonderful children Tyler and Ashley and a devoted toy poodle named Brewster.  

David Brown

Youth Pastor:  Robbie Boyd served as the former youth pastor in Lynchburg, Virginia for almost three years before coming to Harvest.  He is currently serving as the Virginia State Youth Director as well as Mission Team Coordinator and Camp Director.  He is married to Mindy, who assists him with his ministry as well as using her many gifts and talents in ministry as well.  Together, Robbie and Mindy, form a strong ministry force.  They are excited about working with the youth at Harvest Ministries and in our community.  Their enthusiasm, knowledge and love for youth is made evident in each service and activity. 

Alma Boyd

Children's Pastor:  Alma Boyd is a licensed minister and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Christian Life School of theology. She has ministered and worked in Northern CA/Nevada and VA, while serving under appointment as the state director of Children's ministries. Together with her husband Ron, they have pastored and been active in children and youth ministries for over 35 years, conducting crusades, mission trips and camps. Alma has worked in several day cares and has completed some classes in early childhood education. She has also worked many years in finance offices and most recently as private secretary to the former State Bishop of Virginia . Two of her greatest accomplishments were completing all the necessary state, and local requirements to open a church daycare and seeing her two children and their spouses along with one "grand-baby" attend Harvest Ministries and serving God.

Alma Boyd Minister of Music:  Joe Austin grew up in Floyd County, Virginia. He accepted the Lord in October, 1979, and graduated from Radford University with a BS in Music Education, grades K-12. Joe has served 14 years in various ministerial positions in Virginia and North Carolina. His music ministry includes: Conference Camp Meeting Music Director-Worship Leader for the Appalachian Conference of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, worship leader, directing adult choirs, praise teams, youth and children’s choirs, dinner theater, Christmas and Easter pageants, instrumentalists-praise band, and Christian school administrator-daycare director. Thirteen years of private and public school music teaching: Concert band, Marching band, Jazz ensemble, Chorus, and General Music. Joe married his wife Donna in July, 1986 and have four+ children Danielle (and son-in-law Matthew), Jacob, Tyler, and Kayla. Currently he is in his 7th year as music teacher at Covington High School.

Pam Atkins

Finance Pastor: Veronica Venable served on staff full-time from December 1, 1996, through March 31, 2012, most recently as Administrative Pastor.  On April 1, 2012, she retired from full-time ministry and assumed the part-time responsibilities of Finance Director.  Prior to joining the staff of Harvest Ministries in 1996, she was employed as Deputy County Administrator in Henry County, VA.  A licensed minister, Pastor Veronica and her husband Sammy have been married since 1968 and have one son Scott, daughter-in-law Patty, and granddaughter, Samantha.

 

 

Robin Atkins
Women’s Ministries

 

David Fields
Men's Ministries

 

Debbie Peery
J.O.Y. (Seniors) Ministries

 

 

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