Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas

Lead Pastor
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Justin and Freda Thomas have been married for 20 years, and they have three children – Ethan (17), Haven (15), & Elijah (13).

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 & College of Lima, NY.  Pastor Justin is ordained through Elim Fellowship.

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.

Justin has pastored for 18 years, and has been Lead Pastor of Harvest for 11 years.

On a personal note

Freda Thomas

Freda Thomas

Associate Pastor & Administrator
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Pastor Freda is amazing!  Yes, she is married to Justin and lays claim to those three children, Ethan, Haven, and Elijah!  Freda has been serving the church in one way or another for sometime, but recently has joined Harvest staff to lead in her giftings and wisdom.  She is responsible for the administration of the church, yet her true gifting is in counseling.  Pastor Freda is ordained through Elim Fellowship.

Mike Vario

Associate Pastor
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Mike and Nancy Vario have been with HCF for over 20 years.  We are so blessed to have them, they are such great encouragers. They have been married 50 years!  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 serves on the Evangelical Ministerial Fellowship.  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 several other great leaders that serve on our Position Leadership Team.

Senior Leadership Team:

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