Jennifer Cowart is co-founding co-pastor of Harvest Church in Middle Georgia, which has been among the fastest growing in our country in the past decade. She is the author or coauthor of several books, more recently a Bible Study, Thrive: Living Faithfully in Difficult Times (Abingdon Press, 2023), available on Cokesbury and Amazon.

Jim Cowart

Jim Cowart is the lead and founding pastor of Harvest Church in middle Georgia, a congregation that he and his wife, Jennifer, began in 2001 and that has twice been named among the nation’s fastest-growing congregations. Jim has authored and coauthored numerous books, most recently a Bible study, The One Participant Book: Reaching the Lost with the Love of Christ (Abingdon Press, 2021), available with resources on Abingdon Press, Cokesbury and Amazon.

Leading Ideas

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