Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas

Lead Pastor
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Justin and Freda Thomas have been with HCF for 19 years, and they have three children – Ethan (16), Haven (14), & Elijah (12).

Justin was born and raised in California, and moved to Maryland in 1991, where he met Freda, his beloved wife.  Justin graduated from Messiah Biblical Institute of Gaithersburg, MD, and Elim Bible Institute of Lima, NY.

They have lived in Frederick for many years and love it.  Their life message is for all people to daily experience the person of Jesus Christ and offer His Heaven to others.  They love the presence of God and are only blessed to follow Him.

On a personal note

Mike Vario

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Mike and Nancy Vario have been with HCF for 18 years.  We are so blessed to have them, they are such great encouragers. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Mike has been an Elder and Pastor for over 30 years. As an associate pastor with HCF he oversees special projects; True Hope4Kids, our Nicaragua Children’s Feeding Program; as well as, he is president of the Board of Directors for The Frederick Rescue Mission.  Mike is very involved in the local community and church, and serves in many different capacities.

Mike’s favorite Bible passage is John 10:10: “The thief (the devil) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I (Jesus) came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Senior Leadership Team

Harvest’s leadership has many individuals that are loving God’s church.  We have four elder couples in our Senior Leadership Team, and many more great leaders that serve on our vast Position Leadership Team.

Senior Leadership Team:

  • Justin & Freda Thomas
  • James & Linda Horst
  • Dan & Caroline McAllister
  • Mike & Nancy Vario