Our Pastors

2017 Yosemite Trip

Justin & Freda Thomas


Justin and Freda Thomas have been married for 23 years, and they have three children – Ethan, Haven, & Elijah.

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 and has served as Lead Pastor of Harvest since 2007.
Freda has lived in Maryland all her life.  She came on staff as an associate pastor in 2016. She shares often on Sunday mornings, helps with the administration of the church and yet her true gifting is in counseling and coaching. Pastor Freda is ordained through Elim Fellowship.

Together 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

Caroline McAllister

Associate Pastor

 Caroline is a life-long resident of Frederick with deep roots in the community.  She and Dan have been married for 27 years and they have one son, Patrick.

Caroline & Dan have been active participants in the community of Harvest for 30+ years along with serving on the Senior Leadership Team for over seven years.  In fact, Caroline has served in so many positions at Harvest that it was a natural fit for her to step up as Directing Pastor during this time!

Caroline has also been ordained through Marie Brown Ministries (https://www.mariebrownministries.org) where she travels overseas ministering to the persecuted church alongside Marie.

With her many years of involvement in the church sphere and the business sphere in Frederick (she is a professional chef!), Caroline has a heart for working together with people and organizations to meet needs in our community. She says, “Connected hearts and hands build bridges and lift people up to their full potential in the Kingdom of God.”

Leadership Teams

Our church government is set up as the Senior Leadership Team, which is similar to Elders. 
Senior Leadership Team
- Justin and Freda Thomas
- James and Linda Horst
- Dan and Caroline McAllister
- Mike and Nancy Vario
The Position Leadership Team is all the wonderful people who lead different ministries around Harvest including our worship teams, children, youth, outreach, etc.  They truly are servants.


Harvest is joyfully affiliated with Elim Fellowship in Lima, NY.  It all began in 1924 where Ivan Q Spencer heard the call of God for his life in the word "Revival".  Since that day, Elim has sent thousands of missionaries and ministers around the world.  Check out there vibrant history here.

What's Different

Harvest doesn't have membership.  That's right.  We are normal people working in  relationship with one another to demonstrate love and honor.  The goal is for all of us to serve one another as is needed for the body.  It's more than words, but a culture of authenticity, honor, and most of all humility.