The history of Harvest has been formed by people of incredible diversity—men and women, young and old, from all continents and a variety of cultures. Underlying their vast differences, however, they have shared something in common. Namely, they were touched by a message that encouraged them to obey God. What we call the “Law of the Harvest” is revealed through that obedience. This is the concept that when we are obedient, there is always fruit; whether or not we recognize it or see it ourselves, God always produces fruit from our obedience to Him. For the full history see the book The First 32 years.
President and Founder
Dr. Bob Moffitt serves as the executive director of the Harvest Foundation which he founded in 1981. Bob maintains a busy travel schedule, training church leaders around the world to carry out Biblical, wholistic ministry.
During his doctoral studies (in adult education) from 1992 to 1996, he developed and refined major portions of Harvest’s core training materials. Previously, Bob served as director of volunteer programs for Food for the Hungry, founder and executive director of Partners, Inc. (a mentorship program for delinquent youth), and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi.
Bob is the author of If Jesus Were Mayor, now available in 13 languages. Bob also serves on the Board of Directors and Global Leadership Team for Disciple Nations Alliance (DNA) and presides the Board of Trinity Education.
Global Field Coordinator
Since 2007 Elly Oliveira has been the global field coordinator for Harvest Foundation. She earned a master’s degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University, and brought to Harvest over 25 years of experience with planning and evaluation of corporate systems in the health sector. With her husband, Cleiton Oliveira, she participated in projects of church planting and leadership development in Brazil. Elly loves cultures, literature, languages, and translated seven of Harvest books into Portuguese.
Western and Central Asia
Steven L. Johnson
Global Communication Cordinator
Northern and Southeast Asia