Staff Leadership

JEFF TERRELL
Senior Pastor



Jeff Terrell is the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel of Kansas City, a church planted in 2010 out of the Harvest Bible Fellowship in Chicago, founded by Dr. James MacDonald.

Jeff received degrees from the University of Missouri (Business), Baker University (MBA), and The Master’s Seminary (MDiv). God has used this education as well as Jeff’s unique career path to prepare him for ministry. From Minor League Baseball to the corporate world to management in a local Kansas City business, each experience and skill set has provided tools which continue to offer unique insight to pastoral ministry.

Jeff was blessed to marry to the love of his life, Sally, in 1998 and is delighted to be the father of three girls: Meg, Mallory, and Macy.

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TIM YACH
Director of Student Ministry & Connected


Tim Yach is the Director of Student Ministries & Connected here at Harvest. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and lived there his entire life prior to moving to KC in 2013. He has been married to his High School sweetheart Tracy since 2004 and they have three children (Adelyn, Caleb and Carson).

Tim grew up in a Christian home attending church from a young age but never realized his need for a savior until his High School years. He can see now looking back that God was sovereignly orchestrating his life during this time. God drew Tim to Himself while attending a local youth group trip to Washington DC in 1997. He accepted the call to ministry in college, but didn’t realize that God had some pruning to do prior to his entering ministry full time at the start of 2013. Part of this process brought him to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he graduated with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2012.

Tim feels so blessed to be leading our student ministry here at Harvest. Youth ministry has been vital to his life, faith and growth and he is very passionate about it! Please consider having your students (6th-12th grade) check out HSM! Let’s go Royals!

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BEN ARANT
Director of Worship and Media

Ben is the Director of Worship at Harvest Bible Chapel Kansas City. God has orchestrated things in his life in such an amazing way over the past few years to get him to the place where he is today.

Ben was saved at the age of 13 through the godly influence of his parents as he was confronted by his own sin and inability to reconcile outside of God’s provision. Years later, when in college he rededicated his life to following the Lord for a lifetime.

Since then, he married his wife Danielle and has 3 children. Roman, Emarie, and Paisley. Together they have grown closer to the Lord over the past few years by getting connected with Harvest Bible Chapel in various contexts. First they moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be part of a Harvest core group and church plant. They were there for 2 years, and then God opened up the door for them to raise support and serve overseas in Glasgow, Scotland for 1 year at the only Harvest in the United Kingdom. From there, Ben was accepted in the Harvest Training Center for Worship and spent 3 months training under the Vertical Church Band. That brings them to where they are currently; serving and loving the people of Harvest Kansas City.

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CHAD MCKINLEY
Director of Discipleship

Chad is the Director of Discipleship at Harvest. He primarily oversees the small group and soul care ministries here. These two ministries are near to his heart because he has seen how God uses them to transform and deepen people’s relationship with Christ.

Chad had a long journey to come to know Christ. Long story short, there were many family events when he was a kid that impacted the trajectory of his life. He was a kid who tried to do good with the primary motivation to please people and avoid trouble. He thought if he was a decent person then he would make it to heaven. He had a knowledge of God, but note a relationship with Him. So, God in His love, revealed to Chad that he needed a relationship with Him through the preaching of many gospel messages. Instead of good works being what was important, he heard the truth that he must trust and believe in Christ and His Work, in order to have a relationship with Him. God open his eyes and heart and Chad committed to have Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

Chad is married to Maggie, and they have three daughters (Rowan, Bristol, Isla) and one son (Hudson). He enjoys spending his time with his family playing superheroes and princesses. He is also a life-long Kansas City Royals and Chiefs fan (even in the painful times).

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NICOLE NEAL
Administrative Assistant

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LUCY NAGEL
Children’s Ministry Coordinator

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