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The Lord directed Marc Likins to be the lead pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in October of 2016 after serving as an associate pastor in Chico, California. Marc and his wife, Maggie, are thankful to serve the Lord with their four children, Brennan, Willow, Cruz, and Deacon. They enjoy helping others grow in grace, spending time together, and exploring the city of Pittsburgh.
Marc was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his master’s degree in theology from West Coast Baptist College and his master's of divinity from Luther Rice Seminary.
Marc is a down-to-earth Bible teacher and preacher. He has a desire to reach the skeptic and disciple believers with God’s truth.
Dominic Cardamone was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While attending youth group as a teenager at Harvest, he met his wife, Rose. They were happily married on July 2, 2005. Together, they moved to California to complete ministry training. Dominic graduated in 2010 from West Coast Baptist College with a bachelor's degree of religious education in biblical studies.
Dominic returned to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his family in July of 2018 to answer the call of God to once again join the pastoral staff at Harvest after serving as a lead pastor in Nashville, Tennessee. Dominic served previously at Harvest on the academy staff from 2006 – 2007 and on the pastoral staff from 2010 – 2014.
The Lord has blessed the Cardamones with two children, Sophia and Dominic, Jr. The Cardamones love their church family and count it an honor to serve the wonderful people of Harvest Baptist Church.
Charlie Rousey was saved at the age of 11. He enlisted in a special program in the military and planned to go to Ole Miss once he got out of the Navy. But God had other plans. While in the Navy, he did a lot of soul searching, and while he was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base he was invited to go to a Baptist church in Indiana. This church had an outreach program to the sailors there. It was during this time that he felt called to the ministry and decided to attend Hyles-Anderson College.
Pastor Rousey was heavily involved in various ministries while in college where he also met his wife, Mindy. They were married in July of 1993 and then he graduated in 1994. Charlie was called to work at a church/school in Adrian, Michigan, and served there for two years. In 2001, God led Charlie and Mindy and their two girls to Pennsylvania where they began serving at Harvest. Their third daughter was born two years later.
Dennis Smith has been a member of our pastoral staff since 2005. His primary areas of responsibility include hospital and in-home visitation, biblical counseling, and teaching.
Pastor Smith was born on March 1, 1947. Not long after graduating from Freeport High School in 1965, he enlisted in the United States Army and completed airborne training. Dennis served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 and was discharged in 1969. He married his wife, Kathy, in 1970 and later earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Pastor Smith came to faith in Christ in 1971 and served his local church as a layman in several capacities over the years while working in the engineering field. Dennis and Kathy came to Harvest Baptist Church in 1990 where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. In the summer of 2001, they sensed the call by God to full-time ministry. He enrolled in the master's of divinity program at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He completed that degree in 2006. Prior to graduation, Pastor Smith was able to serve a required one-year internship on staff here at Harvest. Pastor Smith's ministry philosophy is “We serve God by serving others.”
Joe Miller is a graduate of Kiski Area High School. Ordained in 2016, Joe has taught Sunday School at Harvest for over 20 years and has been leading the Iron Men Bible Study since 2015. In 2018, Joe began teaching a Bible class to our upperclassmen at Harvest Baptist Academy. He married his wife, Jamie, in 1984 and they have four adult children (Jess, Joe, Jordan, and Jolene).
Travis Burkett has been on staff overseeing Student Ministries since September of 2017 after serving as a student pastor in Moore, Oklahoma.
Travis grew up in Indiana and was saved at 14 years old. The Lord worked in his life, and he enrolled at West Coast Baptist College in 2011 where he was called to Student Ministries during his freshman year. Travis obtained his bachelor’s degree and married his wife, Tesslyn, in January of 2015. Their daughter, Acelyn, was born in July of 2019.
Travis and Tesslyn love students! They desire to help each of them to personally know Christ and passionately make Him known.
Student Ministries Pastor
Matt Davis has been on staff overseeing Music Ministries since October of 2018 after traveling with the Gospel group “The Ball Brothers” for two and a half years.
Matt grew up in Maine and was saved at the age of six at a VBS service. After graduating high school, Matt attended Lee University where he pursued an education in music. Matt obtained his bachelor’s degree in December of 2015. He married his wife, Amy, in May of 2018.
Matt and Amy’s desire is to serve the Lord and use their musical gifts for Him. They hope to help educate and encourage those involved in the music ministry to further use music to glorify God.