What is the Changing Lives Together Initiative?
The Changing Lives Together initiative is centered around the desire to empower the lives of people in this nation and around the world. Under the visionary leadership of Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes, thousands of members and 500 covenant pastors, plus thousands of individual partners around the world, are uniting to effect change and save a hurting world.
The various programs and services within the Changing Lives Together Initiative bring hope to the hurting and help to those in need. We serve our community through a number of local outreach programs including prison ministry, homelessness prevention shelters, domestic abuse shelters, foster care programs, and several annual drives that provide clothing, food, toys, school supplies, coats, blankets and more.
Bishop Lyle Dukes and Pastor Deborah Dukes are well-known and highly regarded community leaders with a global ministry that is in touch with the needs of the local community. The community programs and services supported by Harvest Life Church volunteers are changing lives, reaching the lost and bringing hope throughout Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC metropolitan area in conjunction with our world missions programs.
Whether distributing coats, blankets or school supplies; organizing food supply drives or serving meals in the homeless prevention shelter, our ministry provides help to individuals and families in need. We are also helping to provide healthy and nutritious meals to emergency shelters, substance abuse treatment programs, community and youth centers, senior citizen programs and other social service agencies.
Our community outreach also includes our prison ministry as we provide Bibles, Christian literature and other items to those that are incarcerated. We hold monthly services at the male and female prison facilities as well as provide some assistance to the inmates when they are released. Our outreach is not limited to just our local community but also includes our region and the entire world through initiatives, programs and building projects such as the Harvest Conference Center in Nakuru, Kenya, the Haiti/Chile Relief Initiative and the Pastors’ Network which helps pastors globally.