Frederick Harvey, II
Frederick Harvey, II, “Pastor Fred” is the Lead Pastor of Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Philadelphia, PA. Pastor Fred was born and raised in Milton, Delaware and moved to Philadelphia in to attend Drexel University. He has been serving in ministry for over 20 years in a variety of capacities and worship settings. In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Fred is also a Human Resources Consultant for three Philadelphia-area non-profits and a certified Leadership Coach. He spent 16 years as a HR Executive in Telecommunications before formally entering the pastorate. Fred is happily married to Shayna Harvey, who is also a minister, author and certified financial planner. “Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything comes from us, but our competence comes from God.” 2nd Cor. 3:5
Sue began ministering in Chicago with youth and then joined Manuel Ortiz’s holding administrative positions in both the church and the elementary school begun by the church. Now in Philadelphia Sue works full time for Spirit and Truth Fellowship, co-directs the CRC Philadelphia Initiative for Church Planting and teaches at Biblical Theological Seminary in their urban/global program. She also has authored and edited a number of books on urban/global mission concerns.
Pastor, Outreach & Missions/Elder
Aris Sanchez is originally from the Dominican Republic and grew up in NYC. He is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church. He has an evangelistic heart and a passion to bring the gospel to those who have been marginalized. He also has a calling to plant churches and provide sound theological education in Philadelphia and in Latin America. Aris is the General Director of an emerging seminary in Santiago, DR. He has been a speaker at the American Bible Society on Racial Reconciliation issues and a speaker at Faith & Spiritual Affairs Conference advocating for immigrants and refugee communities. A student at heart, he holds a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary as well as a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College in NY. He enjoys rich fellowship over classic dishes such as mangu and roasted chicken. Aris and his wife (Kirsten) have two children.
Grant Hofman is a follower of Jesus Christ who has been called to invite young people into new life in Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, following him and joining in God’s mission in Hunting Park neighborhood and beyond. Along with being joyfully ordained as a minister at Spirit and Truth, he is also honored to work as a Bible teacher and chaplain for Hunting Park Christian Academy, a school housed in Spirit and Truth’s building that seeks to provide an affordable, quality, Christian education, celebrating a diverse community and leading children to know and serve the Lord. He would be happy to bake you some donuts and share coffee if you are interested in talking any further.
Meredith Soto has been attending Spirit and Truth Fellowship since 2001 when she was a student at Messiah College's Philadelphia Campus at Temple University. She has been involved in a variety of Children's Ministries at STF since that time. She has her undergrad in Art Education from Messiah College and her Master's Degree from Tyler School of Art, also in Art Education. In addition to working at Spirit and Truth, she is a part time art teacher at Hunting Park Christian Academy and owns her own pottery business. She is married and has two joyfully rambunctious boys.
Shayna Harvey was born and raised in Philadelphia. She attended Central High School (255), Temple University, Palmer Seminary and Eastern University. She is presently CEO of Insight Total Stewardship, a faith based financial planning and investment management firm in the Philadelphia area. Shayna has authored a book on Faith and Finance, entitled, Money on Purpose: Finding a Faith-Filled Balance, and serves as a preacher and teacher of the gospel. She has been at Spirit & Truth since 2010, serving as an intern with Manny Ortiz, later ordained and serving with the pastoral staff in teaching, preaching and planning for special services. Shayna is married to her husband Frederick L. Harvey, II and in her spare time plays basketball, travels and watches lots of Food Network to better her culinary skills.
Taehoo Lee is an ordained pastor and is responsible for an outreach ministry in North Philadelphia which provides an after school program during the school year and a summer camp for the neighborhood children. Living in that community, Taehoo take time to minister to his neighbors. At Spirit and Truth he assists in preaching, teaching adult classes, and providing pastoral care.
Cathy is a lawyer by profession and provides legal assistance to the elder board when necessary. She directs a Bible study called Becomers which assists women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse to find God’s healing in their lives. She also takes part in children ministries, a small group, and visitation.
Hector is an ordained pastor and was instrumental for many years in Spirit and Truth’s youth program and he worked for three years as part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Temple University. He currently works for a local social service agency while he leads a small group for the church, assists in worship, and provides pastoral care, especially for those who came through the youth program in the past.
Ordained as an evangelist, Jose ministers to the Spanish-speaking families in the Spirit and Truth’s community. He uses his gifts in a Spanish-speaking service at Spirit and truth as well as leading a small group during the week for Spanish speakers. He also is a translator and board member of the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia. His previous ministry included prison ministry, Christian radio, hospital visitation, and halfway house evangelism.
Justin first starting attending Spirit and Truth Fellowship in 2005. For the past 12 years, Justin has been working for the Center for Student Missions (CSM) in Philadelphia. CSM runs mission trips in 12 different cities across the country. Justin lives in Mt Airy with his wife (Krista) and three boys (Jack, Grant, and Wes). Justin enjoys renovating his house, being with his family, and working with youth.
Ken MacBain is Executive Director of LOGAN Hope, a Christian outreach in the Logan neighborhood through an elementary school, after school program and summer day camp. Ken focuses on reaching Cambodian and other families in the neighborhood and serving them holistically with the children’s education at the core. The school began in 2002 with 17 students and 3 teachers, currently has 87 students (from 60 families) and 8 full-time teachers. The school focuses on the most vulnerable families and provides an excellent education for very small cost to families. At Spirit and Truth he gives wisdom to administrative decisions and assists in our mission focus.
Shinika St. Cyr