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
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.
Julian was born and raised in a small town in the south of England. After graduating with a degree in Business, he went to Oxford where he completed a diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies, and then to Regent College, Canada, where he earned his Master of Divinity. Julian has served as a pastor for eight years in the Phoenix metropolitan area providing vision, spiritual leadership, pastoral care and outreach to the community at large.
It was while he was at Oxford that he met and fell in love with Duffy, his wonderful, American wife, and together they have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.
Julian enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, traveling to new places, reading biographies, and socializing with friends.
Global Field Coordinator
Western and Central Asia
Steven L. Johnson
Global Communication Coordinator