Pastors & Staff

Our Elders

Elders (a.k.a. pastors) are biblically qualified men who oversee the local church, particularly through teaching God's Word, praying, caring for church members and training members to do the work of ministry.

-Ephesians 4; 1 Timothy 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3

Our Staff

Staff are members who are employed to help with the general operation of the church, such as administration and member care. In addition, some elders are employed by the church so that they might be free to devote more time to teaching, prayer and oversight.

  • Patrick Cook



    Patrick has been part of Harvest Pointe since 2012. He came to know and follow Christ in 2003 and eventually came to serve as an assistant pastor in Fresno, CA. Patrick met his wife, Nicole, while serving as Hospital Corpsmen in the Navy and they married in 1998. They have two adult children, a daughter and one son. Patrick works as a Cardiac Sonographer and manager of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Winchester Medical Center.

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  • Brian Gash


    Elder & Part-Time Executive Pastor

    Brian and his wife, Michelle, were married in 1990. Brian was trained in pastoral ministry and served as a pastor/administrator for six years in Loudoun County. They moved to Berryville, Virginia, in 2013 and started attending Harvest Pointe soon after. They have raised three daughters and a son. Brian currently works full-time as an HR Manager for a government contracting company.

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  • Jonathan Pearson


    Jonathan and his family joined Harvest Pointe in 2018. He met Tina in 2001 and they were married in 2004. Jonathan attended seminary at Liberty University. He and Tina have five children (Jack, Sean, Ethan, Colin, and Kate). Jonathan has served in several pastoral roles and he currently works with the Student Ministry at HPCC. He is also a second grade teacher in Hamilton, VA.

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  • Jeremy Todd

    Elder & Directional Teaching Pastor

    Elder & Directional Teaching Pastor

    Jeremy has served in full-time ministry since 2002 and has a Doctor of Educational Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Leslie were married in 2004 and welcomed their son Bryant in 2012. Jeremy has a deep passion for making disciples of all nations and is a faithful expositor of God’s Word. He is always up for a good conversation over a cup of coffee, so don’t hesitate to reach out and set up a time to connect.

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  • David Johnson

    Elder & Associate Pastor

    Pastoral Assistant

    David serves as Associate Pastor at Harvest Pointe, overseeing small groups, discipleship, and family ministries. He met his wife April while completing his M.Div. at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis. They were married in 2007 and have five fun kids. Before moving to West Virginia, David served several churches in the Memphis region as both full-time staff and elder. David finds joy in digging into God’s Word and helping others do the same.

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  • Derryck Birt

    Pastoral Assistant

    Pastoral Assistant

    Derryck has a huge heart and passion for worship! He grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia, area and was saved at the age of 8. As a young adult, he enjoyed serving in various music ministry venues and interned for three years with a youth pastor. He and his wife, Robin, partnered with Harvest Pointe in 2014. They love spending time with their son and three daughters.

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  • Nicole Cook

    Part-Time Office Administrator

    Nicole is a Charles Town native with a heart for the surrounding area. She is married to Patrick Cook, who serves on Harvest Pointe’s elder team. She is also a nurse on the orthopedic floor, also at Winchester Medical Center, a soccer mom, and is active in HPCC's outreach ministries. 

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