Russell Taylor, Senior Pastor

Russell is happily married to Christina and they have three grown children, one daughter-in-law, and a grandchild due in September. He has over twenty years of pastoral ministry as a church planter and senior pastor. In August 2016, Russell and Christina went to Chicago, Illinois to participate in the Harvest Training Center before moving here to Gainesville in January to serve as the senior pastor and begin a renewal work of replanting and relaunching Harvest Bible Chapel as Vertical Church. He attended the College of Central Florida, Troy University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Ministry.

Brandon West, worship leader

Brandon has a BA in Classical Studies from the University of Florida. After teaching high school Latin and Greek for four years, he now owns his own web design and marketing agency. He resides in Gainesville with his wife Shelley and their two sons. He has served as worship leader since 2011 and his main influences have been Bob Kauflin, Paul Baloche, and Andy Rozier. Brandon states, "I want to see peoples' lives changed through this ministry. What an opportunity we have each week to lead God's people, with God's truth, by God's strength, to come face-to-face with God's glory. That is our goal: lifting high the name of Jesus in worship and helping people worship the Lord with their head and their heart."

Jack Neale, Elder

Jack graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. After college, he served for 5 years as an officer in the United States Navy aboard a nuclear powered submarine. He is currently a professional engineer and has worked for Affiliated Engineers of Gainesville for over 20 years. Jack, and his wife Kelly, have four grown children.


Sunday 10:30am

Oak Hall School

8009 SW 14th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32607