Mike Willis - Lead Pastor / Elder
I grew-up in Raleigh and heard about Jesus from my parents and camp counselors. I started dating my wife, Vanessa, after we graduated from NC State University. Between my Sophomore and Junior years, I spent a summer in Spain studying abroad and it was there that I first understood God’s calling on me to be a Senior Pastor. We have four kids: Maddie, Luke, Ben and Evie. Vanessa and I have had the joy of serving Jesus overseas in Kenya and Jordan. I received a seminary degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.). During seminary, I was privileged to start and lead a college ministry in Dallas. We moved from Dallas to Chicago for church planter training and then to Raleigh to plant Harvest Raleigh in 2009. I grew up here. I love this City. I want to see people place their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord and love Him and others with their lives.
Ronny Manneboina - Associate Pastor
My life does not make any sense without God’s sovereign grace and daily mercy despite my weaknesses. I was born in Hyderabad, India, a beautiful city with delicious food, and grew up with my precious family.
I came to Alabama to study Mechanical Engineering, but the Lord had different plans for my life. It is there God used my friend to bring me to Himself. I lived with a family who modeled a godly Christian home. Simultaneously, my pastor started discipling me and has been a significant influence in my life. He encouraged me to pursue theological education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, from which I graduated with an M.Div. in 2019.
I am married to Shelly, and we are blessed with two kids, Navi and Zahra.
I am thankful to God to serve an incredible church family at Harvest Raleigh. I serve as an associate pastor to equip and mobilize our church in evangelism, discipleship, and outreach both here and globally.