About Our Pastor    Rev. Allen Grimes

       “And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them…”

                            (Ezekiel 34:23)

  Reverend Allen R. Grimes, Jr. is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He is the Senior Pastor of Harvest Time Community Church of Aspen Hill, Maryland.

In 2004, Rev. Grimes heard the call of God to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2006, he was licensed and ordained to serve at Faith Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland as an associate minister of Evangelism. He worked diligently with the youth and men’s ministry. Rev. Grimes was also a faithful teacher of adult and teen bible study. His ability to communicate the Bible and make God’s Word relevant is certainly one of his gifts from God.

His extensive years in administrative leadership and program management in corporate America has also led to his love to lead God’s people. He has a passion for teaching people how to apply the Word of God in their everyday lives. He has the God given ability to embrace people from all walks of life. He constantly welcomes the opportunity to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all the gifts that God has given him as a preacher, teacher, facilitator, and community leader.

In obedience to the vision given him by the Holy Spirit, Rev. Grimes founded Harvest Time Community Ministries, Inc. to conduct evangelistic efforts and a bible study in the Aspen Hill/Bel Pre area of Montgomery County, Maryland. In June of 2012, Harvest Time Community Church was birthed as a functioning body. Under the servant leadership of Rev. Grimes several ministries have been birthed such as “Forever One” Community Married Ministry which serves various married couples throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Rev. Grimes and his lovely wife Debra also facilitate a six-week pre-marital enrichment class called “Becoming One”. One of his proudest accomplishments is being the founder and executive director of Amazing Grace Culinary & Etiquette Program which teaches social and leadership skills to minority youth in the Washington Metropolitan area. He is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Rev. Grimes is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia in Pastoral Studies.

Pastor Grimes has been happily married to the love of his life Debra for 24 years.

They have two wonderful children, Jeremiah and A’Meeyah (Meme).