MEET the staff


  • Pastor Dustin and jamie bates

    Lead Pastor

    dustin@theharvestnow.com

    Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I moved to Texas in 2008 to join Pastor Steve in building a generational church where the youngest to the oldest are ministered to and empowered in their walk with Jesus every week. I believe the gospel still works today and it is my vision to see the church released in the love and power of that gospel to world. My wife, Jamie and I love our families, missions, Thailand, the beach, a good meal on the patio and most of all our sons, Jude and Genesis. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @dustinbates

  • Pastor Steve and Lisa Collins

    Founding Pastor

    steve@theharvestnow.com

    I am passionate about developing World Changers for the Kingdom of God. I love spending time with my beautiful wife, Lisa. She has a heart for seeing families restored, and is involved in helping people find and discover their God-given assignment. We have three amazing children: Stephen, Hannah, and Sarah. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @stevecollins2

  • Donna Kent

    Director of Operations

    donna@theharvestnow.com | ext. 104 

    I am responsible for the facilities and administration at The Harvest. Organizing and planning are my favorite things, whether at church or at home. My husband, Creighton, and I have three grown children and two grandchildren! We love our Baylor Bears, family time in Texas and Louisiana, and friends here at The Harvest. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @donnakent

  • Pastor Chris Moore

    Director of MVMNT Internship and Events

    chris@theharvestnow.com

    I am originally from Washington state and moved to Texas in 2010 with a committment to lead and motivate young people into their God-given destiny. In addition, I love to go hunting and watch football! 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @chrisvmoore

  • Pastor Benjamin Thomas 

    Worship Pastor. Communications.

    benjamin@theharvestnow.com | ext. 106

    My life can be defined by my passionate pursuit for the Lord Jesus Christ, family, friends, and music. I am a graduate from Dallas Baptist University and have a heart for this next generation. My wife and I love our church family and are excited to be a part of what God is doing at The Harvest! 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @ben_a_thomas

  • Pastor Nathan Healy 

    Pastor of The MVMNT

    nathanh@theharvestnow.com

    I love Jesus and aim to follow and obey Him with all my heart. I desire to see students and young adults come to know and follow God. I believe God created each person to make an impact for the kingdom of God in their family, friend group, school, and throughout the world. My beautiful wife, Ashley, is the anchor to our life and ministry. We were married in December of 2014; I am so thankful for her! 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @nathandhealy

  • Ryan Bates

    Director of Media

    ryan@theharvestnow.com

    I have a heart for people and a passion to be able to spread the good news of Christ around the world through media. I have been married to my wife, Kimberly, since 2010. We both love to be outdoors, to serve people, and to have our lives filled with family and friends. We feel blessed to be a part of what God is doing at The Harvest and are excited to see the lives that will be changed through this ministry. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @ryantbates

  • Amber Brandon

    Director of Elementary Children

    amber@theharvestnow.com | ext. 108

    I have been a part of The Harvest since I was a youth. My husband, Chad, and I have two crazy kids: Brooke and Dave. Chad was deployed in Iraq for 2 years, so it's very exciting to have everyone at home. The best part of my job is getting to see each child grow in their journey with Jesus. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @ambee_brandon

  • Carissa Thomas

    MVMNT Internship Staff

    carissa@theharvestnow.com

    I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, where I fell in love with camping, the ocean, and great chai tea. I've been in missions and college ministry for 10 years. My husband, Benjamin, and I are passionate about raising up godly, capable leaders. I believe in this next generation, and love seeing Jesus forever grip their hearts and futures. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @carissann

  • Brittany Henson

    Director of children, Mother's Day Out

    brittany@theharvestnow.com | Ext. 103

    I am originally from Washington and moved to Texas in 2008. Since then I have served on staff in various aspects, met my amazing husband, bought a house, and had a baby! I love spending time with my family and raising my two girls, McKenna and Kaylin. I have a heart to see this next generation experience the power and the presence of God and learn to change the world around them. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @BrittanyFHenson

  • Spencer Andonie 

    Assistant to the Lead Pastor

    spencer@theharvestnow.com

    I am from Washington State and moved to Texas in 2012. I went through 2 years of the internship program and God completely wrecked my life. My passion is to disciple, equip and encourage young girls to show others who Jesus is through their own life. I love where God has placed me and I am incredibly thankful to be apart of The Harvest. I just recently got married to Cameron Andonie! I also enjoy playing volleyball and going to the beach. 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @Spencerr_SS

  • Cameron Andonie

    Mvmnt - High School Ministry Assistant

    cameron@theharvestnow.com

    I have lived in the Dallas area for 24 years! I went through two years of our Mvmnt Internship which changed the course of my life. I have a passion to help young people see that following Jesus is truly better than anything the world has to offer, using my past life as a first hand example. GO COWBOYS! 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @cameronandonie

  • Sammy Smith

    Media. Creative Arts.

    sammy@theharvestnow.com

    I'm driven by the vision and passion of The Harvest and getting to be a part of it as it moves forward has changed my life. I believe creativity facilitates reaching people who need Jesus and I live to reach those people that way. Besides that, I love moives, good food, hanging with my girl, and changing the world! 


    You can follow me on Twitter at @sammycsmith

  • Katelyn Groves

    Frontline Lead

    katelyn@theharvestnow.com

    My life was radically changed when I joined The Harvest. I graduated from two years of the MVMNT Internship and have not been the same since. I am passionate about seeing people fall in love with Jesus and discover their purpose, to make an impact in their world. I love traveling on missions trips. I love good fun, good friends and good food. And I am so grateful and honored to lead our frontline team!


    You can follow me on Twitter at @itsakatelynbird

Support Staff

  • WHITNEY BATES - MISSIONS ADMINISTRATOR
  • MARY BRANNON - NURSERY AND PRESCHOOL COORDINATOR
  • DONNA PETTY - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
  • BIANCA BARJA - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PASTORAL TEAM
  • ORQUID VICENTE - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR
  • VALERIE GARZA - COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
  • LINDSEY HARKER - WORSHIP ASSISTANT