Brad has been the senior pastor Faith Harvest Church since 1999. His heart has been connected to the DR since his teenage years, when he went there on his first of many missions trips. God began to stir him to launch a ministry for Dominican children around 2012. Brad leads the Love Revolution board.
Josh has a passion to serve and love the kids of the Dominican Republic. He, along with his wife, and 3 kids lived in the DR for over 2 years, serving at the children's home. Josh currently lives in North Carolina and oversees support and fundraising for LoveRevo as well as operations in the DR.
Santiago has walked in the shoes of the kids living at LR Children's Home. He, along with his 3 brothers, spent most of their childhood here. Since his teenage years, he has been seen as a leader in the community, both socially and spiritually. Santiago has been the director of the children's home since July 2017.
The vision of Love Revolution was launched by Faith Harvest in September of 2015. We began raising funds in order to purchase land close to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic. Several trips to the DR were made in 2016 to look for property for our first Love Revolution site. In late 2016, we made an offer on a beautiful 15 acre parcel of land. Our lawyer did his due diligence to check the title for the land and found a clerical mistake that made the process even slower. 2017 rolled in and we were still waiting to see what would happen with this property.
But then we were asked to take over a children’s home that was established in the DR in 1985. This home of 34 children would now come under the leadership of Love Revolution. The process to make our San Juan de la Maguana site official started in February 2017. The heart of LR is to connect kids to a family, so our first task was to evaluate the changes necessary to convert this established orphanage to a family style model. Renovations to the current buildings began in the spring, and four individual homes were move-in ready in August. One home houses our boys 18 and older and prepares them for independent living. In this home, the boys do the cleaning, laundry and majority of the cooking. Our three other homes are set up as individual family units with the cooking and daily activities being decided within the home. We hired our first husband and wife team in August 2017. As of July 2018, each of the 3 homes are parented by a husband and wife team.