Kingdom Harvest Christian Ministries dedicated the Harvest House, its community outreach center in the Montclair community, on Saturday, February 13th at 10:00am at their redeveloped location on Market Street and Massachusetts Ave. Pastor Delarian B. Pogue III and his wife Tara Pogue presided over the dedication and ribbon cutting of the outreach center. The vision for the center was given to them back on June 12, 2012. Pastor Reverend Gregg Burns of the New Dimensions Christian Center, their former pastor, administered the dedication and the blessing of the newly remodeled outreach center that will facilitate physical and spiritual growth in the lives of those who need help in that community.
In an interview with the Pensacola Voice, Pastor Pogue stated that he knows his assignment and his purpose. He feels that it is to reach out to those in need of the word and to help others in the surrounding communities with life’s basic necessities. His wife, Tara Pogue, serves as the Executive Director of the 501©3 non-profit faith-based corporation, Harvest Community Outreach, Inc. She provided a tour of the Harvest House, as it has been named, and described all of the hard work that went into the renovation of building that now is the physical manifestation of her and her husband’s vision for an outreach center.
The Montclair community is a target for the mission of Kingdom Harvest Christian Ministries to build bridges of hope for hunger relief, maintaining a network for food acquisition, distribution, and for addressing the immediate needs of the local community. The specific vision for the Harvest House is to act as a ministry center for outreach and evangelism as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are local businesses that make it possible for Harvest House to assist those in need in Truman Arms and the larger Montclair community every week through their generous giving of food and other basic necessity items. Those corporate partners are Wal-Mart, Panera Bread, Newks, and Chick Fil-A. The volunteers spend time to assist the hundreds of families and individuals who come to the marketplace at 3990 Market Street for the provision of food and other items for their families. The ministry also provides clothing and bedding items during designated giveaway events during the year. Through the vision and leadership of its founders, plans are underway for other community services such as tutoring and counseling to be provided at Harvest House.