God is awesome! This truth is evidenced in the life of Apostle John C. Harvey. Apostle Harvey has been blessed all along his unique spiritual journey. He received his call to ministry at the age of 16. However, it was at the age of 19 when he publicly acknowledged his calling at the Oak Grove A. M. E. Church in Detroit, Michigan under the leadership of the late Rev. David Mitcham.
As he continued to grow spiritually, he also committed himself to grow intellectually. A visionary and uniquely gifted academician, Apostle Harvey pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Religion as a Lilly Scholar at Wabash College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has also earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School and was named a Fellow in Pastoral Leadership Development from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has a continuing desire to further advance kingdom building through education.
Apostle Harvey founded Serenity Christian Church in Detroit, Michigan in 1994. God has and continues to bless Apostle Harvey as he leads the ministry at Serenity. God has shown him the direction the Church Universal needs to go. He knows the Lord desires the Church to once again experience miracles, healing, deliverance and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. God desires that those in the body of Christ desire, accept, and utilize spiritual gifts. These are the things that will help in producing a great harvest of souls.
In October 2001 the apostolic mantle was confirmed in the life of Apostle Harvey. The bible declares that it was Jesus "who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." (Ephesians 4:11-12, NIV)
In 1995, he accepted the call to be the Director of United Campus Christian Ministry at Wayne State University. He had the blessed opportunity to minister and advise students, staff and faculty on the Wayne State campus. After many awesome years on Wayne State campus, Apostle Harvey retired this position in October 2006 to focus on full time pastoral ministry. We rejoice and ask God's blessings as Apostle seeks another level in ministry.
Apostle Harvey is passionate about bringing life to the Word of God. He is actively involved in leadership in community and social justice organizations. He is a Board Member for the South Oakland Shelter (SOS) and is Vice-Chair for the Metro Coalition of Congregations organized by the Harriet Tubman Center. As an active leader, he is able to bring awareness to issues that negatively impact communities in SE Michigan.
The fullness of God continues to manifest daily in the lives of Apostle Harvey and his wife Cassandra. They are truly committed to ministry, mentoring, and demonstrating God's love through their marriage.
Apostle Harvey is truly a blessed brother! He is serious about building the Kingdom of God by breaking down the barriers of doctrine, denomination and race. He desires to see people saved, healed, delivered, liberated and walking victoriously in Jesus Christ. The city of Detroit is truly blessed to have someone who has the anointing, integrity, and insight of Apostle John C. Harvey!