Leaders

Elders

Paul Whittingstall

Elder

On January 1, 2008 Paul began his ministry as the Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel York Region. Prior to Harvest, Paul served as the Ministry Director of a large conference centre in Muskoka, coming to the Muskoka area after five years of ministry as a denominational youth director. He has also served in two churches and directed a camp in British Columbia.

Paul and his wife Sue have two married children – Karl (Lindsay) have three children Daniel, Adie, and Wesley, and Beth (Josh) have two children Malachi and Jessica. Beth and her husband Josh live in Muskoka and attend Harvest Bible Chapel Muskoka. Karl and his wife Lindsay live in Oakville where Karl serves as the Youth Director at Harvest Bible Chapel. One of Paul and Sue’s great joys is to have two children who love the Lord who are married to spouses who share in that love for Him.

George Stavropoulos

Elder

George and his wife, Lisa, have attended Harvest Bible Chapel York Region since the official launch. They have been tremendously blessed and powerfully impacted by the bold preaching, worship, prayer and evangelism. They see Harvest as a living example of 2 Timothy 2:22. They work for Christ as Flock Leaders in the Small Group ministry and in Harvest Kids. They have 2 sons (Louis and Nicholas).

George and Lisa have a passion for Harvest’s vision to be a place where Jesus Christ is glorified, where people encounter the true and living God, and where lives are transformed through the awesome power of Christ as He draws to Himself a people following hard after Him.

Dave Naismith

Elder

Dave and his wife Ruth began attending Harvest Bible Chapel in January 2007 and are excited to see the Lord working at Harvest, here in York region. Supporting the work at Harvest and leading a small group at their home in Markham is a privilege. Dave and Ruth have 4 children Andrew, Stephen, Kendra and John.

Dave Lock

Elder

Dave and his wife Sonya have been worshipping at Harvest York Region since 2010. They are currently serving in Guest Reception, prayer ministry and as small group leaders. Their greatest desire for Harvest is to see God glorified through the salvation of many souls and lives that are fully surrendered to Christ. Dave and Sonya have three adult children: Brian, Jason, and Kristin

Teddy Ramnanan

Elder

Our Team

Mike Armstrong

Senior Pastor

In the spring of 2015 Mike planted Harvest Newmarket as a campus of Harvest York Region after serving on staff for years at Harvest Barrie. Through 2017 the campus transitioned to an autonomous Harvest Bible Chapel with Mike becoming the Sr. Pastor. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word with clarity, urgency and boldness and loves seeing people grow in Christ as they learn to live in line with the truth of the Gospel. Mike has been married to his incredible wife, Angie, since 2006 and have to children, Wyatt and Karis.

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John Shin

Worship Director

John joined staff at Harvest Bible Chapel Harvest Newmarket in December of 2016. He comes from serving at Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville for a year and a half on staff. John longs to help cultivate a heart of worship within the local church full of passion and truth, to point to Jesus Christ. John has been married to his wonderful wife Kayleigh since 2011. John loves a good cup of coffee, good music and good game of football (Soccer for all the North Americans)

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Angie Armstrong

Harvest Women Director

Angie has a great passion for witnessing women experience freedom through God’s word! She is also passionate about life giving friendships among women that build one another up and point each other to Jesus. When she is not spending time with her dreamy husband and super fun kids, Wyatt and Karis, you can find her in a coffee shop (with coffee in hand of course), behind a sewing machine or out for a run!

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Angela Meyer

Harvest Kids Director

Angela has been serving in Children’s ministries for over 30 years. Her passion is to see children know and love the Lord Jesus.
Angela is married to Glen and they have been attending Harvest Newmarket since it’s launch. Glen and Angela have three married children, Jonathan (Alyssa), Stephen (Emily) and Daniel (Amanda) and 6 grandchildren.
If you need to see pictures of the grandchildren just ask Angela!

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Drew Wilson

Harvest Youth Director

Drew grew up in Leamington, Ontario, or as many know it, the tomato capital of Canada. He got involved with a local youth group where great mentors and leaders brought him up in the faith, which sparked a passion for youth. Drew began studying at Tyndale University in 2013, majoring in Youth Ministry. He loves eating poutine, watching movies, playing sports and enjoying the summer sun. Drew is leading the Harvest Youth Ministry in Newmarket alongside his incredible wife, Maddie, and loves to grow deeper in Christ with our students.

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Jayne James

Guest Services Coordinator

Jayne and her husband Dennis started coming to Harvest during the planning stages for the Harvest Newmarket and have been attending ever since. Jayne and Dennis were drawn to Harvest because of the strong commitment to making Jesus known. Jayne is responsible for the Integration and Hospitality ministries. Jayne and Dennis live on a dirt road in King Township and Jayne blames the dust and dirt for the constant state of grime on her car.

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Jonathan Grigat

Setup & Tear Down Coordinator

Jonathan has been attending Harvest with his wife Kristin for a few years now. They both feel extremely blessed to have found a church that addresses sin, encourages the process of sanctification, and ultimately calls believers to worship Christ in every aspect of their lives. Since the Harvest Newmarket launch Jonathan has enjoyed serving on the Set Up and Tear Down teams. He strongly believes that ‘working for Christ’ can become an expression of worship when our hearts desire is to see Christ glorified in task set before us.

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