A Ministerial Profile
The Reverend Agnes R. Harvey
I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will bring it to completion by the Day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
Reverend Agnes R. Harvey was born in Macon, Georgia. She is the second of five children born to Mary and the late Charley E. Harvey. She received her early education in the Bibb County School system. Education was always the focal point in the Harvey household with equal emphasis placed on Sunday school as with secular education. Rev. Harvey earned a BA in English from Valdosta State College (VSU) in 1990 and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center in 2005. She has completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) under The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CSPS). Rev. Harvey has also completed five units of CPE through The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) serving as a Pastoral Fellow through Emory Spiritual Health Services. She was placed as a Chaplain Resident at the prestigious Emory University Hospital Midtown. She continues to work as a Chaplain in Emory University Hospitals.
Before answering the call to ministry, Rev. Harvey was a social worker for the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services in Lowndes and Fulton (Grady Hospital) counties. While in Lowndes County, she also worked as a House Parent for the Department of Mental Health. She also taught English as a Second Language with Berlitz in Atlanta, Georgia allowing her to share Christian warmth with people from all around the world. God’s call to servanthood and service has always been a part of her spirit.
Rev. Harvey began her journey in ministry as a staff minister at Ben Hill UMC serving with Children’s ministry, Christian Education, and Care ministry respectively from 2006 through 2010. As a Local Pastor, she served as lead pastor at Poplar Spring UMC followed by six years at Rocky Head UMC both in the Atlanta College Park District. Rev. Harvey became a Provisional Elder in the North Georgia Conference in June of 2018 and is currently serving as lead pastor of Lithonia First UMC in the Atlanta Decatur Oxford District.
Rev. Harvey loves Gospel music. She sang with the VSU college choir, recorded with Georgia Mass Choir in 1985, and recorded with the late Rev. Lewis E. Cobb Jr. Community Choir in 1993. She loves spending time with family, friends, and especially with her nieces and nephews: Nayah, Louie, Noah, Jay, Antionette, Caleb, Aria, and Amiyah. Rev. Harvey is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.