New Harvest Temple was founded on February 14, 1972 as St. Matthew Holiness Church of the Apostolic Faith Churches of Giving Grace, Inc., under the leadership of the late Bishop Rufus Easter. This ministry grew from prayer meetings that were being held at various homes and businesses during the late 1960’s to a place to finally call home, at 4814 Baltimore Ave.
At New Harvest Temple, our mission is to 1) Exalt the Lord, 2) Evangelize the Lost, 3) Edify the Believer, and 4) Enhance the Community all through worship, fellowship, discipleship and leadership.
Overseer L. André Person is the youngest of three children, Gregory and Dionni, born to Apostle Alexander and Dr. Helen Person. Shelby Person, born Shelby Diana Lewis on February 19 in the City of Philadelphia, PA.