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My Story

James “Jim” Kilby is the Founder and President of Harvest Youth Ministries, and the Harvest Youth Ministry Network (HYMN), both non-denominational Christian youth outreach organizations. He is also the founding Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in West Carrollton, Ohio, and the founder of Harvest House, a residential home for disadvantaged young women. He is 57 years old, with ten children and ten grandchildren. Jim is also a retired Air Force officer and a pilot. During his Air Force career, Jim worked as a program manager on some of the coolest and most classified systems in the world.


One of Jim’s favorite things to do is challenge a crowd!  If it’s young people, he exhorts them to embrace the Cross and follow Jesus with a passion!  If it’s adults or more mature Christians, his insight into outreach and uncanny ability to inspire people to engage the next generation are incredibly effective!  Schedule Jim to speak at a service or retreat:

Contact Jim!


Jack of all trades,
master of none.

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