Our Pastors


Bishop Ray Llarena
He was born in the Philippines. Father of three grown children, he is a pastor, seminar teacher and family counselor. He has served God faithfully in ministry for over 40 years. Founder of Tabernacle of Faith Christian Academy in Manila, and Tabernacle of Faith International Church group with locations in the Philippines and in various other countries. In 2005 he founded Harvest Christian Academy in Honduras. He  is the founder and currently Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Center in Chicago, a Church that is just eight years old and has experienced tremendous growth. HCC has a multi-ethnic and vibrant congregation,  which is touching the world. Bishop Ray remains very involved in foreign missions.

Reverend Ebenezer Dei currently serves as the Executive Pastor for Harvest Christian Center. He was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. He received his master's degree in theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity school, Deerfield Illinois. He is happily married to Annette Dei, a nurse by profession and co-minister in the kingdom of God and the Lord has blessed them with a daughter (Neriah) and a new born son, Stephen. He has been in the full-time ministry for over ten years now and wants to see the lost get saved at all cost. His favorite verse is Galatians 6:1-4. His favorite books beside the Bible is "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn, "God's Generals" by Liardon and "Secrets to the Prophetic" by Kim Clement. He always likes to say "there are souls departing every day to eternity around us, and what are we doing to redirect those going to eternal damnation, so that they can inherit eternal life in Christ Jesus."     www.edministries.org


Pastor Samuel Whiteside has been a choir member, Lay minister, hand served as Outreach Coordinator for five years developing street teams, nursing home ministries and a discipleship mentoring ministry in the juvenile detention center, as well as counseling ministry. He took Pastoral Studies under Bishop Ray and was ordained in 2003 at Harvest Christian Center. He is a graduate and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is married to Sarah David-Whiteside and together they have two children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pastor Samuel currently serves as the Pastoral Care Pastor of Harvest Christian Center.


Pastor Jonathan Tolentino - Creative Arts & Worship Pastor



Pastor Eugene Blair -  Healing


Pastor AJ Abayomi -  Prayer



Pastor Herber Huyler - Christian Education