Our History

Our history is a grand picture of God's faithfulness, but our future is even brighter. Join us as we serve together to build Harvest to be an agent of transformation in the world! 

June 11, 1982- Korean Presbyterian Church of Orlando (KPCO) is chartered and given non-profit status by the state of Florida. 

November 2, 1986- Korean Presbyterian Church of Orlando becomes a member of the Presbyterian Church, (USA) and worships on Hiawassee Road in Pine HIlls

January 1, 1999- Rev. Inki Kim from Philadelphia called and installed as Senior Pastor of KPCO

July 1999- KPCO Youth Ministry sends its first of 4 annual mission teams to Belize

July 22, 2001- David Larry Kim from Virginia comes to KPCO as Youth Pastor
October 21, 2001- First English Adult Worship Service at KPCO with interim pastor Rev. Ken Lee

May 19, 2002- James Kim becomes interim adult ministry pastor at KPCO

September 8, 2002- Harvest is born with the joining of the KPCO Youth Ministry and the English-Speaking Adult Ministry with a vision for inter-generational worship

September 2002- Initial proposal for new church building for KPCO is submitted

July 2003- Harvest sends its first annual mission team to the Dominican Republic

August 31, 2003- First worship service held on the future site of the new church building in Winter Garden

October 19,2003- Harvest begins worship service in the main sanctuary

February 2004- Harvest moves to being a cell-church and missions-driven ministry

April 3, 2004- KPCO has its first building pledge

September 4, 2005- Pastor DL called to be Lead Pastor of Harvest

October 29, 2006- Groundbreaking service held on the plot of the new church building in Winter Garden

December 17, 2006- Reverend David Larry Kim is ordained and installed by the PC(USA) 

May 20, 2007- Sunday Worship Service held on-site of the new education building - 2nd Building Pledge

June 2007- Harvest sends its first mission team on a vision trip to East Asia/North Korea

January 25, 2009- First worship service in the new church facility

April 19, 2009- Church Dedication Service at the new location in Winter Garden, Florida

August 2009- Harvest sends a team to Ecuador to minister among the unreached Cofan, the first time serving alongside one of our own missionaries

July 2, 2010 - Pastor Kenny Ye, Orlando native and friend/family to many Harvesters, enters glory while on the mission field in Asia

August 4, 2011- Joshua Tico Kim enters glory while on the mission field in Ecuador

January 5, 2014- Building Bridges Project launched to build a new building for Harvest

March 9, 2014- Groundbreaking Service for Building Bridges

April 28, 2015- Joshua Foundation officially launched to bring healing and hope to the Amazon region of Ecuador
March 12, 2017: Harvest moves into her new building, built in honor of Pastor Kenny Ye

April 8, 2018: Harvest starts a second Sunday worship service, Omega

June 12, 2020: Harvest member and leader James Ye enters glory

December 12, 2021: Eugene Kwak and Chris Lee are ordained and installed as elders of KPCO, the first elders from Harvest

January 16, 2022: Harvest Church is officially chartered as an independent church by the Central Florida Presbytery. 99 members from KPCO (Harvest) sign the initial charter, becoming charter members of the new Harvest Church. Elders Eugene Kwak and Chris Lee are installed as the first elders and Pastor DL is installed as the pastor of Harvest Church.