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Our Pastors 

Bishop Lewis E. Evans, D.Th.

Bishop Lewis E. Evans is Sr. Pastor of Soul Harvest Ministries, which he founded by the Holy Ghost in May 1994; and Presiding Prelate of the Soul-winners Evangelism And Disciple-makers Interdenominational Fellowship (SEAD), which was organized in 1996.

Bishop Evans places great value on the call of God, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and educational preparation for the work of the ministry.  Called to preach at only four years old, Bishop accepted Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit as a pre-teen, and pursued his childhood calling as a preacher at age 17. He later attended the University of Detroit and received a Bachelor of Religious Education from Detroit Bible College ( William Tyndale) in 1977.  In 1987, he received a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from California Graduate School of Theology, Anaheim, California, and in 1991, a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland Ohio.  Bishop Evans engaged in doctoral studies, beginning in 1988 at the California Graduate School of Theology, and later at Faith Evangelistic Theological Seminary.  He was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Theology from the former Faith Evangelistic Theological Seminary on May 14, 1994.

Beyond his educational preparation, Bishop was raised in the church. He is the son of the late Bishop O.A. Evans, pastor emeritus of the Indiana St. Church of God In Christ where he pastored for over 50 years, and the late Mother Oxolla Evans, a praying, Godly woman.

Bishop cherishes his wife, Dr. Lynda Evans, his partner in ministry and he is the proud and loving father of two daughters, who have in turn blessed him with eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. The oldest daughter; Brenda, serves as an LEAD Pastor of Soul Harvest  

Bishop Evans is a highly anointed leader with a vision for God’s people and a bold stance for the Lord.  He has an unparalleled passion for the lost, and he is one of the greatest teachers of the Word in the body of Christ. Bishop, a Pastor of Pastors,  is academically prepared, spiritually attuned, intellectually astute, mentally elevated, equally yoked, faith-empowered, eagle-eyed, enemy lethal, and ever-ready to meet the challenges of ministry in this century.

Dr. Lynda C Evans, M.B.A., D.D

Dr. Lynda Evans is a highly anointed woman of God, committed to the ministry of  “perfecting the saints for ministry work “.  She possesses many giftings and callings. She is an accomplished musician and a prolific writer and teacher.    She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Michigan (1970), and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)  from Regis University in Denver CO (2008).   She also holds a Doctorate of Divinity (Honorary) from Faith Evangelistic Seminary. Dr. Lynda was employed outside of the home and ministry for over 37 years as a  Logistics Management Specialist for the Department of Army.  She retired in August 2012.

She is the loving wife of the dynamic and visionary Sr. Pastor of Soul Harvest Ministries and Presiding Prelate of the SEAD Interdenominational Fellowship, Bishop Lewis E. Evans, Th. D.  She works alongside him, administering, preaching and teaching. She directs the Women’s Ministry in both church and Fellowship.

Dr. Lynda Evans was raised in the church by godly parents, John and Delores Hazely, both now deceased.  She was baptized at age six, and has never been out of fellowship, even in her university years. She has acquired her considerable knowledge of the Word primarily from the teachings of her husband, Bishop Evans, supported by years of study. She worked and studied beside him while he was obtaining his Masters degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and through his Doctorate of Theology dissertation preparation and completion.  This, along with her own substantial formal education has made her the dynamic teacher, preacher and leader that she is today, all by the power of the precious Holy Ghost.

Dr. Evans {affectionately also known as "Mother Evans"} has ministered at numerous churches and conferences. Some of her areas of regular emphasis include Spiritual Warfare, Women Mentoring Women, Women In Ministry, Time Management, Leadership Skills, Ministry of Helps. She also taught Evangelism and Old/New Testament Surveys in the SEAD Bible Institute for Elders and Ministers.

Dr. Evans believes the Holy Spirit is best evidenced in our daily walk, and that our profession of faith demands a consistent learning and growing to be conformed to the image of God’s dear son, Jesus.

We present our bodies, a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God; which is our reasonable service.  Romans 12:1

Pastor Brenda Newell, D.D.

Pastor Brenda Newell is the eldest daughter of Bishop Lewis Evans and serves as LEAD Pastor of Soul Harvest Ministries.

 She is married to Min. Merle E. Newell Jr. for 17 years and has 5 children; Myranda Patrick, Joshua Totty, Isaiah Totty, Anastasia Newell, and Charisma Newell. She also has three grandchildren,

Pastor Brenda was employed with the Yellow Pages for 13 years and was the Associate Director over the Midwest Customer Service Center. She currently is employed by AT&T. Pastor Brenda is a graduate of St. Benedictine High School and most recently attended Phoenix University. She holds a Doctor of Divinity degree (Honorary). She also attended the Birmingham Bible Institute to further her knowledge in the doctrine of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

God placed His calling on her life at an early age and she received the Holy Ghost at just 6 years of age in prayer with her family. She enjoys teaching the word of God along with mentoring young ministers at Soul Harvest. She also hosts The Incredible Me Women's Summit annually. Pastor Brenda is very serious about her walk with God and does not want to disappoint Him. Her earnest desire is to hear from the Lord so that she may encourage, uplift, and enlighten God’s people with the word of God.

Her favorite biblical scriptures are simple: Proverbs 25:11 (KJV) – A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver and Psalms 19:14 (KJV) Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my Redeemer;  

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