of Unity, Accountability,
Bishop Randy & Lady Norma Borders
The Word of the Lord came to our Bishop in June of 1993 saying, "There is need for covenantal accountability?" From that moment he began to pray about the establishment of a fellowship of like-mined brethren whose main desire was to see the kingdom of God established and to display a unity among Pastors and local churches. Thus, the concept of Living Word Christian Ministries was born and founded in January of 1994. The name was officially changed to Harvest Church Ministries International in March of 1999.
HCMI is a nonprofit corporation; established to develop and coordinate an affiliation of like-minded, autonomously governed local churches, ministries, and enterprises. Our network of local churches has the primary apostolic vision of church planting and strengthening.
Our purpose is to serve the local church. Our policy is that we not lord over any church.
1 Peter 5:3 "Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock." Any participation in HCMI is voluntary submission to the leaders and oversight, which the Lord has given us. We provide fellowship that brings resources together that's beyond your local fellowship.
Our purpose is to serve with integrity. By being a part of an organization and fellowship, it provides a system of accountability and protection. Absolute Power corrupts absolutely. Every pastor should have someone he/she considers his pastor from whom they can get counsel and instruction. And every church should have a fellowship that provides training in ministry, guidelines for financial credibility, and corporate home and foreign missions.
“Behold I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for the harvest!”
ishop Randy Borders, an anointed preacher of our time, communicates the gospel message with unmistakable clarity. His ministry challenges believers to flow in God's Divine Order. Bishop Borders gave his life to the Lord at the tender age of 12. By age 15, he had risen to a countywide youth chaplain with the Missionary Baptist Church, where he was later licensed and ordained into ministry.
While in college, Bishop Borders attended Evangel COGIC under the leadership of superintendent Otis Lockett. Five days after his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in 1990, Bishop Borders founded Word of Life Fellowship Church. The church name was officially changed to Faith Harvest Church in March of 1999.
Bishop Borders currently serves as senior pastor of Faith Harvest Church, in Shelby, NC. Faith Harvest Church has evolved into a multiracial, multifaceted ministry, which include many ministries of edification and outreach. Bishop Borders is also Founder and Presiding Prelate of Harvest Ministries International, Inc., a network of local churches with primary apostolic vision of church planting and strengthening.
In April of 1996, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams, and an official college of duly consecrated Bishops, consecrated Bishop Borders to the bishopric. Since his consecration, Bishop Borders has become part of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops Congress. In June of 2002, Bishop Borders founded Christ Harvest Church in Charlotte, NC. He also founded Covenant Harvest Church in Greer, SC in November of 2009.
Bishop Borders met the former Norma Lee while attending UNCG. The two were married in June 1994, and have two lovely children-Efrim and Hope. Bishop is also a published author of the critically acclaimed books, STAY FOCUSED and THE ADJUTANT'S GUIDE TO ETIQUETTE. Bishop Borders travels extensively throughout the United States as a lecturer, conference speaker, revivalist, and seminar speaker.
The ministry of Bishop Borders is bold, energetic, and dynamic- equipping the saints to lock into their pastor's vision and fulfill their destiny. Many who have experienced his ministry have this testimony Bishop Borders is definitely a pastor's friend.
HCMI, Inc. provides a covering whereby Pastors can unify and help strengthen one another through covenantal relationships. These relationships minimize spiritual abuse of offering prayer covering, seasoned counselors, mentors, and incorporation.
HCMI, Inc. will produce Handbooks and Manuals on membership and giving records. We will also offer computer technology and software awareness, IRS Tax updates, job descriptions and organization charts as well as other areas of church business and administration is made available to affiliated churches upon request to HCMI administrative offices.
Seasoned Leadership will conduct Ministers Training Institutes periodically. HCMI, Inc. will also offer Pastoral Development; Ministry Vision Assessment; Local Church Strategies, and Financial Integrity.
HCMI provides workshops on skill development for Music and Arts, Children’s Ministry, Nursery, and Youth Ministry, Adjutants and Armor Bearers, Evangelism etc.
These workshops are designed to minister to the joint clergy (entire five-fold ministry) who feel called to a specific area of focus. We also provide spiritual, natural, and social ministry. Ministers need safe, healthy outlets.
We will provide church-planting guidelines from a to z., “How to build a church from the ground up.”
The various manuals, training videos, department heads, pastors, and overseers will serve as physical resources to the ministries in covenant with HCMI. There will be periodic opportunities to take cooperative mission trips with other affiliated pastors, churches, or ministries.
These visits by the Bishop and or the Overseers of HCMI, Inc. consist of a regional Friday Night service at an HCMI covenant church and Saturday morning seminars for ministry strengthening.
The fellowship will join together to promote conferences that will enhance all the churches in the fellowship. The main yearly conference will be the Solemn Assembly. These gatherings will feature national and international guest speakers, praise leaders, and ministry gifts who can help our ministries sharpen their skills. They will also feature HCMI’s pastors, ministers, and elders, teaching and conducting seminars. This will provide regional and national exposure for the HCMI, Inc Pastors. They will consist of joint choirs, worship teams, etc.
Small churches will be backed by larger churches for encouragement, support and guidance.
P.I.E. (PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE)
Partners In Excellence is a pastor’s fellowship, which is designed to have laid-back fun and give pastor’s wives an opportunity to form meaningful relationships with other women in ministry.
Regularly sow into Bishop & Harvest Church Ministries International
Acquire Bishop's life-giving messages from our online bookstore to remain fed
Watch Harvest experiences via a digital campus (website, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram) to stay connected
Attend the annual Solemn Assembly and Pastor's Empowerment Weekend
Attend the First Monday Pastoral Empowerment Call
BISHOP RANDY BORDERS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bishop Borders establishes the order and vision of the fellowship.
OVERSEER MICHAEL YOUNG
CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Overseer Young handles all communications from the office of the Bishop for the fellowship.
OVERSEER MITCHEL BLUE
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Overseer Blue manages operations, logistics, and event coordination.
OVERSEER CORA DICKERSON
CHIEF CREDENTIALING ADMIN
Overseer Dickerson establishes curriculum and licensure and ordinations processes. She also oversees The Bishop's Daughters.
OVERSEER RAYMOND JOHNSON
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Pastor Grant oversees the team which builds the budget and manages all financial matters.