Get to know us
Harvest Community Church is a growing church-planting movement in Central Florida. We believe the message of Jesus is essential for everyone and are committed to building churches that share Jesus with their community.
Our purpose: We believe that we are created to love God, love people, and impact our world.
Unfortunately, all of us have experienced distance in our relationship with God and difficulties loving people—even the people closest to us. What's more, the impact we are making often falls short of the good one we desire.
At Harvest, we believe that Jesus provides us with the only workable solution to these problems. The Bible describes these problems as sin and demonstrates how Jesus uniquely provides the solution to the sin problem we all face.
Our mission: The way we like to put it is that we are people helping people know and follow Jesus.
We're working to establish communities of people who follow Jesus together and strive to get back to our purpose of loving God and people while making a positive impact on our world!
Our vision: We desire to multiply leaders to help Central Florida know and follow Jesus. We will do this by growing new "congregations" (what we call these churches or communities of people) throughout Central Florida.
Lee Stephenson - Senior Pastor
Lee currently serves as the National Vice President of Church Planting for Converge, a movement that starts and strengthens churches globally. Lee is the founding pastor of Harvest Community Church in Orlando, Florida. Prior to moving to Orlando, Lee and his wife, Melissa, planted a flourishing church in Mesa, AZ. Lee has a heart to see the local church stay on mission and flourish. He is the co-author of First Steps to Planting a Missional Church and is a go-to ministry coach. Lee and Melissa have three children: Aaron, Noel and Joshua.
Micah Hutchison - Executive Pastor
In 2005 - 2015 Micah served on the leadership team of 2 church plants in Arizona. Prior to moving to Orlando in 2018, he served as a campus pastor at one of the fastest-growing, multisite churches in Arizona. His role at Harvest focuses on developing the discipleship and leadership development pathways that lead to developing empowered disciples and leaders who can carry Harvest's multiplication vision forward. Micah and Bethany have five children: Eli, Mikayla, Andrew, Josiah and Addy.