DaTonja "DT" Stanley
DaTonja was installed as Senior Pastor at Harvest-Time Worship Center (HTWC) in February 2021. Lovingly known as "Pastor DT" to the Harvest-Time congregation, he has had a long history of serving God in various capacities: Praise and Worship Leader, Minister in Training, Altar Counselor, Cell Group Leader, Assistant Instructor for new church members, Children’s Church Music/Activities Director, and Youth Ministry Teacher Assistant, Vice President of the Singles Ministry, and Vacation Bible School Teacher (just to name a few).
Pastor DT was first ordained in 1985 as a minister at The Cornerstone Church of the Living Word in Atlanta, GA by Bishop Elsie Stinson. In 1993 DT moved to Pennsylvania and became a member of New Covenant Church (NCC) of Philadelphia led by Bishop C. Milton Grannum. NCC is where DT met Antoinette (Toni) Rogers in late 1997. The two were married at the end of 1999.
The couple moved to Bucks County, PA and joined First Baptist Church of Langhorne (FBCL), under the leadership of Pastor Clarence Lockett, where DT served as an associate minister among other roles. For two years, beginning in 2003, DT also served as Treasurer of the Bucks County NAACP. In March of that same year DT earned an MBA in Management Information Systems from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2005, DT and Toni moved to Middletown, DE and in 2007 they became members of Seeds of Greatness Bible Church (Seeds) led by Pastor Jerome Lewis in New Castle, DE . There, DT ministered as a member of the Praise Team, as a teacher for Students with a Testimony (SWAT), and as a member of the Timothy Team along with other service opportunities.
In April of 2019 DT and Toni were ordained as Elders at Seeds, and in March of 2020 they accepted the roles of Interim Pastors at Harvest-Time. DT was ordained and installed as the Senior Pastor of HTWC, with Toni’s full support. He presently serves in this capacity while also working full-time as a Software Engineer on the Service Now platform.
Linda is a resident of Salem, NJ and has been the Associate Pastor at Harvest-Time Worship Center since 1996. Linda is the wife of Robert Garrison, the mother of 6 adult children and the grandmother of 14. After working as a Senior Administrative Assistant for Experian Credit Services for 14 years she left the corporate structure with a goal to have more time with family and become more involved in ministry and the community.
Linda received her Bachelor of Religious Arts from Logos Christian College. She was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Salem Sunrise and has served as a Past President. Linda was also a founding member of the board of Family Promise of Salem County, a program that offered temporary housing to homeless families. Since 2005 Linda has been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels as well as an active member of the Salem Area Ministerium.
Shirley brings a wealth of organizational expertise and a deep commitment to supporting the church's mission. She has served the Lord in her capacity as Administrative Assistant since 1968.
Born and raised in Salem, Shirley's connection to the church has been longstanding, fostering a profound understanding of its values and objectives. Her warm and welcoming demeanor ensures that the church office operates smoothly.
Beyond her administrative responsibilities, Shirley is also the leader of the Praise and Worship Team and actively participates in church events and community outreach programs. Her dedication to fostering a sense of community is evident in her interactions with members and visitors alike. Whether coordinating events, managing schedules, or assisting with communications, Shirley plays a vital role in facilitating the seamless functioning of Harvest-Time Worship Center.