When I was fifteen years old I began leading worship. One day during a worship service the Holy Spirit was moving in a powerful way and it was at that moment I decided to spend the rest of my life helping people encounter God. That’s what I do. It never gets old, watching lives change when they are introduced to Jesus. At sixteen, I began speaking and for the the past 20 plus years I have preached the gospel.
Truly one of the best things that ever happen in my life was meeting my beautiful wife Patty. When we first met I was about to graduate Bible college and she was only six months old in the Lord. One year later we got married but her tenacious spirit concerning the things of God truly made us equals in ministry. Twenty years later we have three kids: Preston, Cali, and Eden.
Outside of ministry, my passion is horses. I own a small Morgan horse farm where I can unplug from the hectic world of coaching, speaking, writing, and pastoring.
PASTOR RAYMOND & PATTY PETTS
I am an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Kings College. Also, I have a Masters of Social Work degree from Marywood University. I participated in a two year post-graduate program in Structural Family Therapy through Phila. Child Guidance, and am certified as a Structural Family Therapist.
I’ve served as President/CEO of the local subsidiary of the Volunteers of America Christian Social Service Agency, serving children, teens, and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings. As a PA licensed clinical social worker, I have worked in the mental health field & Christ-directed counseling for over 42 years.
When I was first saved, coming out of the “hippie” generation of the sixties, my desire was to go straight into Bible College and ministry. However, the Lord very clearly told me to stay in my course of study and that He would use me in that field. Many years later, after I accepted a position with Volunteers of America, I became a licensed minister. The Lord showed me that my desire to move into ministry from many years ago was happening.
Outside of my love for ministry, I am an avid exercise enthusiast: from racquetball to basketball to weightlifting. Once in a while I enjoy driving a Sprint Cup racing car at Pocono Raceway at speeds of 150 mph.
My wife Patti and I were married in August of 1971, and have four children & two granddaughters. Patti has been an Administrative Assistant at Harvest for nearly 20 years. Before Harvest, she earned her degree in nursing and worked in a variety of settings, from hospitals to home health.
We are both beach lovers and try to get there as often as our schedule permits. We enjoy worship music, both contemporary and some of the old favorites from years past. Patti loves to cook and bake, so we also love hosting people in our home to share a meal (and perhaps a game or two of Catch Phrase)!
PASTOR JACK & PATTI REHILL
I knew from a young age that I would be in full-time ministry. I grew up on a dairy farm, so as a child, I would line up my dolls and stuffed animals and teach them about Jesus, along with the cows in the barn! I also had a great love for the outdoors, especially gardening. My family would plant big vegetable gardens, and I loved to watch how a small seed would multiply itself and produce such a great harvest.
My extensive work with children spans over three decades. I’ve worked in New York City, on missions’ trips, ministered to children abroad, and started CrossWalk, a mobile outreach to our local community, 19 years ago.
I am an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God International Fellowship. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible from Central Bible College, and I studied Music at Marywood University.
My husband Greg and I were married in July 2013. Greg’s gifting in design and construction make him an integral part of the Harvest Kids’ Ministry team.
My passion is teaching children the truth of God’s Word and watching that truth grow to produce a love for God in their hearts. Helping children to find their gifts, talents, and abilities is one of my greatest joys, and the reason why I love children’s ministry.
PASTOR LINDA & GREG SAPACK
I am passionate about building teams, service leadership, and discipling the teenagers at Apex Students. I’m an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry from the University of Valley Forge.
I first felt a call into student ministry at a winter retreat in high school. That experience with God was the beginning of a long journey of learning what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a leader of people. I came on board as the Student Ministries Pastor at Harvest in 2015, and through my time here, have developed a love and a burden for NEPA.
In September of 2015, I married my wife, Sam, and we now live in Dallas with a cat named Minerva and a dog named Daisy. I’m also a huge fan of sweet tea and The Office.