About Us

"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."

Jer. 3:15


Olando C. Harris Sr., Senior Pastor

Pastor Olando C. Harris Sr. is a man who has seen God’s vision, has been appointed to carry out this vision and has been deeply touched by God’s Love, a man of integrity that still believes your word is your bond.

Saved at the age of 13, his only Pastor before coming to the Garden of Prayer in 2009 was the late Bishop Henry L. Johnson of Fresno Ca., this is where Pastor received his calling and was groomed by God for this great work.


Pastor was called and anointed by God to be the fourth Pastor of the Apostolic Faith Garden of Prayer Church which began in January of 2015.  On April 13, 2017 signifying the vision God had given Pastor Harris of honoring the past and embracing the new, the name of this ministry was changed to "The Garden, Where New Life Begins"

​Pastor is an avid family man who is married to the inspiring and anointed Lady Rachel L. Harris. They are blessed with six children, nine grandchildren and more on the way. His excitement for what God will do, his desire for true and genuine worship and his display of God’s love, is highly contagious.

Come and catch the fire, once you do you will never be the same; and as Pastor always says “There is nothing you can do to make God stop loving you”.


Your search is over.  


Rachel Harris, First Lady

Inspiring, warm and kind are just some of the words that can be used to describe this woman of God. Lady Rachel L. Harris is truly an ambassador for Christ taking advantage of opportunities to share the word of God whenever possible. She leads by example and doesn’t mind rolling up her sleeves and doing whatever needs to be done to help fulfill God’s vision for the church. She is the number one fan of her husband and Pastor and doesn’t hesitate to show her support of the vision God has given Pastor Harris, through her excitement and enthusiasm.


As a successful CEO God is using and grooming Lady Rachel for greater works in church administration, leadership and empowering women to recognize and embrace their destiny in God’s service.


Lady Rachel comes from a great legacy as the daughter of the late Suff. Bishop Emeritus Joseph R. Hall and Pastor Emeritus Delores Hall. She loves and adores her family and is an extraordinary wife, mother of six and grandmother of nine.


Pastor calls Lady Rachel his “Angel”, once exposed to her kindness, joyful nature and genuineness you will never be quite the same. Come meet Lady Rachel and see for yourself!

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