Our mission is to help people who want to decide to transform their leadership
Our vision is to help people masterfully live their Identity out in the marketplace.
Our purpose is to help leaders focus on demand, improve low social skills, and increase low self-esteem through a hybrid experience of leadership, martial arts, and team-building.
"Mr." Stokes has been a trailblazer in ministry since founding his first company, Life Harvest, LLC, in 2007, his first non-profit, Mayfield Ministries, in May 2010, and co-founding Kicks 'N' Cones in 2013. Today, he serves as the York and Lancaster Counties Marketplace Ambassador for Christian Business Men's Connection (CBMC), the City Coordinator for Transformational Leadership with Ford Taylor, coach and mentor, and a Charlotte and Atlanta ambassador for The 315 Project.
With over 4,700 hours of professional teaching and coaching experience, Stokes has literally impacted several hundred lives across family, ministry, and corporate landscapes. He's taught martial arts for 12-years, and he has remained a hungry student of the martial arts since 1989.
In 2010, I got yanked out of the marketplace after receiving a deep and clear calling from God.
My mission is to help more followers of Christ have the opportunity to share their personal story of how God has impacted their lives on video. God can then use those videos for His purposes leveraging social media and the internet.
I started training in the martial arts when I was 9 years old in Greensboro, NC. I started taking it because I saw the Matrix and a few friends invited me out to a parent’s night out at their ATA school. I trained there for a year and a half, I then moved to Charlotte, NC because of a career change for my father. I took up WTF (World Taekwondo Federation) at a school in north Charlotte. I studied there until I was 24 and at the same time started teaching when I was 16.
I later pursued another career and left that opportunity and took a manager position at a Taekwondo school in Mint Hill, NC. I have been working in Mint Hill for 2 years and we opened a second location in Matthews, NC. I have achieved a 4th degree black belt and will be testing for my 5th degree in October of 2016. I have gotten a chance to travel and compete in South Korea twice. The school I am at now called KTA Taekwondo is a part of a training program that is headed by the head coach of the US Olympic Team.
Partners are absolutely critical to carrying out the mission of Life Harvest because we want to say yes to every opportunity we are led to take. Our heart is to serve schools, churches, and parachurch ministries with little to no expense to the host, and we accomplish this with our awesome partners.
Life Harvest partners with local churches and ministries who desire to increasingly harvest more leaders.
Ignitors help fund some or all of the costs to bring our services to a church, city, school, or a business.
Ambassadors are men and women who go through the process themselves, as well as invite and encourage their tribe to either share their experience, or help others share theirs.
Helping move someone from "no way" to "when I can you get here" takes an enormous amount of time, effort, and resources. Yet, we believe it yields one of the highest returns on Kingdom dollars in helping Christ followers in the mend walls, remove personal constraints, and bring healing to relationships and lead their churches, families, or organization down the road towards sustainable transformation.
You've already got the tribe and no doubt incredible discipleship is taking place. By partnering with Life Harvest, we can bring this capability and competency to your tribe either as a public partner, or as a white label service provider. If you love the idea of having a growing number of unifying organizations, Christ-like character being modeled and instilled, we would love to help make that happen.
If you'd like your business or corporation to stand up and say "we support and help fuel more people knowing God's love with excellence and humility", becoming a city or national corporate sponsor of the ministry may be just for you.
Call us at (704) 559-9632 or fill out our "Get Involved" form.