Edwin and Jackie Melendez have served as the Senior pastors of New Harvest Chicago since October of 2002.
At the age of 16, Edwin Melendez stepped foot into New Harvest Chicago for the first time in a small storefront building. A church plant only 3 years old, New Harvest Chicago began growing and expanding. After Edwin and Jackie married, they were quickly sent to the city of Milwaukee, WI to pioneer their first church.
After planting two churches, in Milwaukee and later Cleveland, they were called back to Chicago to take over the church where it all began. They now serve as Leadership pastors for New Harvest Christian Fellowship.
They have three sons who they love dearly, Joell, Eric, and Jerry. Two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Fanny and Bekka. They have four fun, loving grandchildren, Kaleb, Isabel, Jacob, and Aubrey. When they are not working at the church they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren, family, and friends.