John turned from his sin and embraced Christ as Savior in 1995 at the age of 26. He received a B.S. in Public Affairs from Indiana University, a M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary, and is currently finishing his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before attending seminary John was a police officer in Bloomington, IN and he worked for the U.S. Secret Service. From 2003 to 2012 he served as the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Grapevine, Texas. From 2012 to 2015 he served as Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Newman Grove, Nebraska before coming to Harvest Houston. He is married to Rachel and they have six children: Grant, Nathan, Caleb, Seth, Ashley, and Levi.
DEBBIE GARCIAChildren Director
Debbie grew up in a Christian household and thought she knew all she needed to know about being a Christian. Yet, she was missing one important and very vital component in her Christian life. She had lived a very religious, self-centered life which led to a very worldly and a very “me first” frame of mind. It wasn’t until September of 2011 that she couldn’t take it anymore and felt like there had to be more to being a Christian than what she had experienced. She was longing for a deep personal relationship with Jesus and in February of 2012 she finally invited Christ into her heart during an altar call one Wednesday evening at church. Debbie has 11 years of Christian preschool experience, 2 years as an Executive Director of Grace Symphony Orchestra and countless hours of sweat and tears in raising 4 children with her husband and best friend, Miguel Garcia.
JENNIFER TURBEVILLEAdministrative Assistant
A member of harvest since 2007, Jennifer joined the staff in August 2015. Jennifer and her husband Ric have been married since 2000. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.