Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Tim Atchley came to know Christ in October of 1983 at the ripe age of 20, and a supernatural encounter with the Holy Spirit dramatically impacted his life and led him to attend Trinity Chapel, a Spirit-filled church in the Knoxville area. He and his wife Sheila married and started their family at that church where they spent years serving in various ministries and overseeing home groups.
In 1993, the church leadership felt there was a need for a church in North Knoxville. After fasting and prayer, they felt the Lord showed them they were to send out Tim, his lovely wife Sheila, and their four children in the fall of 1993 to start the work called Harvest Church.
Harvest Church began in a transient fashion, moving from a karate school, then to a storefront underneath the Goodwill, then to a Presbyterian Church at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. You’d think a church could not grow under such circumstance, but several precious souls were added both to the Kingdom and to Harvest Church, folks who remain with us to this very day.
In 1997, God moved us to our present facility. A few months later, with no average monthly surplus in the church budget, and nothing and no one but the Lord to depend on, Tim left his full-time job and all its benefits at the clear leading of the Lord to become Pastor at Harvest Church full=time. God has met them every week, month, and year since that day. It has not always been easy, but, as they say, “You never know that you have faith, until you’ve been in a GOOD fight.”