Messer

Tami Messer

Church Secretary

Favorite Verse

Micah 6:8 - He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

My Favorites

  • Traveling, reading, water activities
  • Time with my family, especially my grandson
  • I love working in the yard and just being outdoors.  
  • Favorite Foods: Mexican food and pretty much anything sweet & salty

My Story

The Lord saved me when I was nine years old. Little did I know at the time, but my parents would be divorced shortly after my decision to follow the Lord and as a result of that, I grew up with very little discipleship or direction. I wanted to serve the Lord but I had no idea what that meant or how to do it. I found myself far away from Him by my early twenties. I wasted many years searching and not finding, serving myself and growing less satisfied.  

After several life changing events, I returned to my Shepherd and began searching for His will for my life. During the process of seeking His will for me, I discovered how He loved me and how He wanted me to love and serve others and I found that in doing that, my joy and peace was restored.  

As I began to attend Harvest, I and immediately felt right at home. Getting more involved in the ministry and the events held at the church, I saw the Lord move me from darkness to light and change my focus from that of a single mom, to being a part of something much larger, a new found family of faith. Serving was becoming more and more satisfying to me. Still I never considered working full time in the ministry. I was happy to serve others in my free time or when it was convenient, but the Lord was working behind the scenes to prepare my heart for what He had in store for me.  

I was employed with a company that paid me well, had great benefits and job security. All things that a single mom looks for and hopes to get. Still my heart was at the church. I regularly invited my co-workers to church, I talked with them about the wonderful things we were doing and how important it was to my little family. I was able, on a few occasions, to share the Gospel message with my co-workers. I began to see that Lord had a purpose for me right where I was, and I tried to accept that I would probably be working with this company a long time.

But the Lord moved and one day I was approached and asked if I would consider working as the church secretary. I was honored to be considered and I accepted the position. That was 13 years ago! 

Today, I frequently find myself in awe of what the Lord has allowed me to be a part of.  It’s such a blessing to be surrounded by strong Godly leaders, and people who love and serve the Lord.