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BRYNDAN LORITTS

SENIOR PASTOR 


  pastorloritts@harvestnashvillecentral.org

Pastor Bryndan C. Loritts is the son of Dr. Crawford and Karen Loritts! He was raised in Atlanta Georgia in a vibrant Christian home where he learned the importance of following Jesus! He also attended Berean Bible Baptist Church where his spiritual formation took root.  At the age of 18 God called him into full-time ministry. He immediately applied and got accepted at Moody Bible Institute where he studied Bible with an emphasis in Evangelism and Discipleship. After graduating from Moody Bible he joined staff at Oakdale Covenant Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. D. Darrell Griffin. As a youth pastor for 5 ½ years at Oakdale he was able to lead teams of youth and adults to Cape Town South Africa as well as start various afterschool programs and services for the youth of Oakdale and the Community. While serving at Oakdale he enrolled in Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned his Master of Arts in Urban Ministry. A few months after completing his degree at Trinity, God called him as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lansing IL where he served for 2 1/2 years! Now Pastor Loritts is planting a church with Harvest Bible Chapel in Nashville TN. The church launched in October 21, 2012! He is excited about the new opportunities to serve in this new position. Pastor Loritts’ mission statement is to be a man of integrity and to preach the Word with power, passion and with persuasion. He is married to Lucretia Renee Loritts and they have 3 daughters and their names are LeiLani, Bryana and Sinaiya.

AARON YUSEF JOHNSON

WORSHIP PASTOR

 

  pastorjohnson@harvestnashvillecentral.org

At the core, Aaron is passionate about the Glory of God and lives to make Him known. With diverse backgrounds in music, ministry, and theology, he brings diversity and depth contextualized for the Body of Christ. As they are celebrating almost 40 years of marriage, he recalls his parents, who are his biggest inspirations, Dr. Ben and Willa, playing various styles of music as he grew up. He became immersed in jazz, fusion, traditional hymns, gospel, and contemporary styles. Inspired by that music “gene” in his blood, he has played instruments, sang, and led worship for music groups, choirs, concerts, schools, retreats, locally and nationally. He also knew the Lord was calling him into pastoral ministry while in high school, and through the mentoring of his grandfather, the late Rev. Dr. Ben Johnson, found himself in Chicago, IL, studying Pastoral Studies and Urban Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels at Moody Bible Institute and at Moody Theological Seminary. While in Chicago, he also worked with a church plant under his pastoral mentor Dr. Winfred Neely who mentored him in preaching and church planting. Under Dr. John Fuder, he began to study academically how to do ministry in urban areas, and would later serve in churches in the Cabrini Green Projects with Rev. William Gates under The Moody Church in Chicago, and in the Charles Davis Projects with Rev. Bryan Williams in Nashville, where he served in various capacities. Experiencing music and pastoral ministry in a diversity of environments, he brings a fresh perspective and a unique passion tailored for Harvest that is vertically driven and represents the mosaic of believers in the Kingdom of God. In his free time, he dabbles into modernist cuisine, composing music, and exhibits exotic pets.

KELLY WHITE

ELDER

  whitekelly7@comcast.net

Kelly J. White is the son of Ralph and Bobby White. He was raised in Princeton, Ky. on a dairy farm where he learned the importance of commitment, hard work and the value of being a man of integrity! He moved to Nashville in 1985 to work in construction and became the Senior project manager of Tennessee Foundation Services in 2006 where he still works today. He came to know Christ as his Lord and Savior on November  21, 1999 and has continued growing in his faith and understanding of God and His Word. He has been married to Stacey for 26 years and they have an adult son, Seth who is currently getting his MBA in sports administration and is a grad assistant at TSU. Kelly's mission is to lead, love and shepherd those he comes in contact with to Christ and to teach them a understanding of what it means to walk with Jesus. Kelly is excited to be a part of Harvest Bible Chapel Nashville and believes in the foundation of which Harvest stands such as Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology, Lifting high the name of Jesus through Worship, Believing firmly in the power of Prayer  and Sharing the good news of Jesus with Boldness.

Mike Vaden

ELDER

 

  mikeovaden@gmail.com

Mike Vaden is the son of the late Eugene and Alvenia Vaden. He is a native to Nashville and was raised in East Nashville where he attended East High School and Fisk University. He and his wife Felicia were married May 2nd 1992 and they have two children. Mike has a passion to lead and Empower men to be all that God desires a man to be. He desires for God to help him become the destination that he desires the men he leads to become. He also endeavors to be a faithful servant in shepherding the church in the areas of Discipline ,Doctrine, and Direction.