Harvest Church is a community of followers of Christ that seek to walk in God's Love and give it away. We are a place where broken lives are transformed as people experience the unconditional love of the Father. Following a model of servant leadership, Rich & Anita Manganaro head up the team at HCBA and they are joined by team members whom God has brought from across the nations. We are part of Catch the Fire Partners, based out of Toronto, Canada.
Duke & Gayle DiGiovanni
Originally from NY, Duke and Gayle came to Broken Arrow from South Florida so Duke could pursue Bible training school at Rhema. Leaving a corporate career with IBM behind, he sought to follow God’s leading and broaden his pastoral care experience. This led him to become a hospice chaplain after completing a clinical pastoral residency program at Hillcrest Hospital. Gayle has a history of serving as a Children’s Pastor and Bible study teacher. She recently retired from Blessings International where God cultivated her heart for missions. She worked in various positions in Finance and Development at Blessings and continues to serve the church using her administrative gifts. Together they agree that caring for people is their calling and passion, along with finding the perfect slice of NY style pizza! They have two children and two grandchildren, who are the sunshine of their lives.
David and Hannah Pelkey love serving at Harvest Church Broken Arrow.
David moved to Tulsa in October 2007 from Ottawa, Canada to be an intern on the worship team. He felt led by the Lord to move here after completing the School of Ministry in Toronto, Canada. God blessed him with many musical talents and loves leading the church in worship. He loves creating new music and working on projects around the house. Hannah has been at Harvest Church since she was a little girl. She loves to bake and has her own company called The Sweet Spatula. Hannah also attended the School of Ministry shortly after her and David began dating in 2009.
David and Hannah have been married since 2010. They are passionate about serving and love spending time with people and seeing their hearts healed.
Senior Pastors Richard and Anita Manganaro says "Benvenuto" to Harvest Church, which is Italian for "welcome." Speaking of Italian, Pasta (Pastor) Rich has frequent "hankerings" for lasagna. With his joy for cooking, he makes the best Italian dishes this side of St. Louis all the way to Broken Arrow. He enjoys tapping into various culinary skills for his wife Anita and their two adult sons. Anita loves horses and has since she was a little girl. The pastoring Manganaros are like a "two-beat gait (trot)" with the move of the Holy Spirit. They have a heart for Jesus and a passion for restoration and healing for the broken hearted. Pastors Rich and Anita are excited to serve you. Come join Harvest Church Broken Arrow and glean from their expertise as "The Father's Love" blesses you with the "Restoration of the Heart."
Derick & May Manning - Harvest Kids Pastors
Trevor & Zuzka Ellis - Youth Leaders
Eileen Seefluth - First Impressions Coordinator
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F: Father Heart of God - God is a Father who loves us unconditionally and in Whose heart we can trust
I: Intimacy of His Presence - Intimacy through relationship and learning how to hear the voice of God
R: Restoration of Broken Hearts - Jesus came to heal the broken hearted and we believe in bringing healing to the heart through the power of the cross
E: Experiencing the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit equips and empowers us to live an abundant life
We believe there is one God who lives forever in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that the Bible is God's Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal, physical return to rule the earth in power and love. (John 1:14-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)
We believe that all mankind are lost in sin and need to turn from it and trust personally in the Savior, Jesus Christ. All need to be born anew by the Holy Spirit's power into God's family. (Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:5-7)
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. He works in and through us with His charismatic gifts. (Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11)
We believe in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost. (Matthew 25:31-46)
We believe in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together: we want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the Church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us.
We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and these distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. (Genesis 1:26-27).
We believe the Scriptures teach that marriage is the covenanting together of one man and one woman in a union to the exclusion of all others. This union is established by an authorized ceremony under God. Marriage is a unique reflection of God’s faithful love for all humankind. The relationship of husband and wife, as family, reflects the covenanting self-giving love between Christ and His Bride, the Church. The pledge of mutual faithfulness is not tentative or conditional. The permanent nature of the marriage bond gives security and promotes the development of a trusting relationship. The Church has a responsibility to care for, nurture and prayerfully support the marriage relationship and the children of the union. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:18; Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 7:4-5; Ephesians 5:25)
We believe that a living arrangement that includes cohabitation, with or without sexual relations, outside the context of marriage undermines the biblical meaning of marriage. Sexual intercourse is inappropriate outside the setting of marriage. It is God’s design for couples to keep themselves sexually pure until marriage, and to avoid the temptation, and the appearance of evil that cohabitation brings. If a couple has been involved in sexual impurity, we believe they can receive forgiveness by confessing it to God, making a commitment to future purity, and by changing their living arrangements. (1 Corinthians 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:9; 1 Corinthians 8:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; Hebrews 13:4)