Introducing Brandon and Kristina McKenzie

Introducing Brandon and Kristina McKenzie

Introducing Brandon and Kristina McKenzie

My name is Brandon McKenzie and I am 31 years old. I belong to my beautiful wife, Kristina, and my two amazing children, a 3-year-old girl named Bella and a 5-year-old boy named Sawyer. God delivered Kristina and I from years of drug addiction. Since then we’ve longed to see others awaken to the love of God as we have been.

We have a long-standing history serving in recovery ministry, doing just that, but recently the Lord has led us out of this and has truly connected our hearts to the ministry of Take the City, more specifically, to the Harvest House of Prayer. It is my utmost honor to take on this new role of coordinating the prayer room. We are so excited! Here is a clear description of what Harvest House of Prayer is all about.

What is Harvest House of Prayer?

Harvest House of Prayer is a sacred space for people from all over our community to come together to worship and pray. We gather with people from various churches and denominations each morning, noon, and night.  We are open daily from 7 am until 8 pm Monday through Saturday. There are “live” prayer and worship sets that take place throughout the week and at other times the prayer room is open and available for people to quietly pray, study, and spend time with the Lord in an atmosphere of worship. We want to give Him all of our attention and affection because He is simply worthy of It. 

Prayer Room

Focuses of The Prayer Room

One of the central focuses of our prayer room is Matthew 9:37-38 where Jesus asked His disciples to ask the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers. This prayer request is where the name of our house of prayer is founded. We believe this will add powerful momentum to our evangelistic efforts in our community and beyond. We believe that as we pray this, God will answer.

Another theme of our time in prayer and worship is the celebration of the Gospel and all that Jesus has done for us. As we lift high the name of Jesus He will continue to draw people to Himself in our city and abroad (John 12:32). This will actually serve to unify us as we gather in one accord, with the common goal of magnifying Jesus. 

Worship Gathering at Harvest House of Prayer

The third characteristic of Harvest House of Prayer is also most essential. It is our individual ministry to the Lord. We take time daily to minister directly to God and worship Him because He alone is truly worthy (1 Peter 2:9-10). Many times throughout each day there may only be one or a few people worshipping. That is completely okay and we even celebrate this. Harvest House of Prayer is dedicated to an audience of One. He is worthy of our time, our songs, and our prayers and we offer ourselves to Him each day, no matter how many might be in the room. We do this consistently and passionately because the worth of Jesus compels us to. 

Looking forward

My family and I look forward to serving the city of Columbus through this house of prayer. We are filled with gratitude to belong to a ministry as meaningful and impactful as Take the City and that we get to be considered a part of this great community. We Look forward to seeing you soon at HHOP. God bless you!

Please let us know if you would like to get involved by volunteering at the Harvest House of Prayer! We are open Monday through Saturday. The daily hours for the prayer room are 7 am until 8 pm. We’re looking for prayer and worship leaders to come and volunteer their time each week.


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  1. This is awesome! I am familiar with Mrs.Mckenzie as she is who was my contact at TC. I love the idea of this prayer room. When is it open to the public. I am anointed in prayer for sure. Maybe after getting to know some people and getting involved I could lead a prayer time.

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Donna

My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!

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