Apostolic Legacy

Dr. Robb & Pastor Linda

Founding Family harvest church Pastors

Pastors Carlton & Sheila Arthurs

Founding WCC Pastors


James E. Ward Jr.

James Ward is a pastor, author, visionary, and entrepreneur who has emerged as an international, conscionable voice of spiritual and moral authority. Because of his unique Zero Victim, Biblical perspective, his involvement is highly sought after by corporate, government, and thought leaders, in mitigating the complex challenges surrounding racial and socio-political issues. He is known for his keen insight into the social complexities of spirituality and intersectionality.

As a speaker, James emphasizes Christian character and leadership development, while intellectually challenging listeners with proven wisdom based upon Biblical principles. He is a strategist and advocate for holistic social healing, renewal, reconciliation, and transformation.

In his book, Zero Victim: Overcoming Injustice With a New Attitude, James shares a universal principle that has fueled his success in every area of life—the development of a Zero Victim mindset. He is the founder of the Zero Victim Community Development Corporation, an apolitical, Christian, activist organization that exists to alleviate and prevent the victimization of those most vulnerable in Black America.

James is pastor and founder of INSIGHT Church with multiple locations throughout the Chicagoland area, and host of National Prayer Altar at Museum of the Bible. He and his wife Sharon have been married for twenty-one years and have two wonderful children, Hannah and Jonathan.

Sharon Ward

Sharon Ward is the co-pastor of INSIGHT Church and the co-founder of the Zero Victim Community Development Corporation. She is a loving wife, mother, entrepreneur, and a gifted speaker with deep love for God and passion for people.

As a woman of faith and prayer, Sharon is known for breaking barriers and setting new standards in her extensive involvement in spiritual and cultural initiatives. She participated in President Donald J. Trump’s Roundtable in Kenosha, WI following the shooting of Jacob Blake Jr. Since that time, she continues to be a ‘voice’ to America on behalf of Christ followers with Biblical values.

Sharon’s passion in ministry has always been to love hurting people and care for those who are disadvantaged in life, by facilitating outreach ministries, foreign missions, and benevolent enterprises. She believes God can take people from wherever life places them to achieve their highest potential in God.

Sharon openly admits that the most fulfilling part of her life is serving her husband, and modeling excellence to her two children, Hannah and Jonathan.

Pastors & Elders

Brannon Carnes

Associate & Worship Pastor

Carlton Evans


Karen Evans


Chris Shefts

Connect Pastor

Nancy Shannon

Care Pastor

Lavell Griffin

Director of College & Career

Paula Williams


Keith Jackson


Executive Leadership

Alyse R. Martin

Chief of Staff

Kathy Park

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Patzán

Worship & Production Director

Lindsey-Rae Kelly

Director of Administration