Southwest Harvest Church

Pastors and Staff

Pastor Sonny Conatser is a true student of the Bible. He has made it his life long effort to know the Word and is a gifted teacher. His insights on prayer, loving people, and missions is at the heart of Southwest Harvest Church. An avid traveler, he has been around the world preaching and teaching. Today he is passionate about raising up a new generation of young leaders.

Behind every great man is a great woman… hence our senior pastor’s wife, Pastor Susan Conatser is the founder of the New Day Counseling Center in Duncanville and practices as a Licensed Belief Therapist. She also runs the women’s ministry and has mentored many women along the way. Susan is an artist at heart and can often be found enjoying a good book or painting a masterpiece. Oh, and she also holds the prize for Best Guacamole around!


Associate Pastor Travis Brubaker graduated from CFNI and began working with Rock Students in 2008. Since joining our team, he has led small groups, conducted leadership training, planned big events and ran the weekly youth service. All who know him, love him. And all who know him, know of his love for ninja turtles.

Assistant Mission’s Director Tausha Brubaker currently serves as a member of the Mission’s Committee and student ministries administration. She grew up on the Mission field and has always had a heart for global outreach. She recently graduated from the School of Missions at CFNI and is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree at DBU. Aside from her mission’s work, she stays very involved in The Rock Student Ministries, and she loves spending time with Travis. She’s a vegetarian (but don’t hold that against her!), and she loves doing anything that involves creativity and organization.


Director of Men’s Ministry Robert Allsup has been a member of SWHC since it’s beginning almost 25 years ago. Besides being married to our Children’s Pastor, he directs our Men’s Ministry, founded Project Duncanville, chairs our Finance Committee, remains active in his own surrounding community, and runs his own business. When he’s not working, he’s enjoying a Rangers game with his family or planning a trip to Guatemala or Dominican Republic

Joanne Allsup has served as Children’s Pastor in SWHC’s Children’s ministry for over 12 years. She’s also a full time teacher in the Irving public school district and mother of 5 (not including the many adopted children that have passed through SWHC). Joanne is truly a child at heart and makes any occasion fun!


Mission’s Pastor Wayne Huff oversees our missions support and missions committee. He has a wide background in missions ventures and we’re blessed to have him serving here. Wayne and his wife, Alice began translating the Bible to a tribe in Guatemala many years ago and still take regular trips to partner with ministries in the region. Wayne has brought a new vision to our Mission’s department! He has an open-door policy and many stories and mission materials to share.




Joshua Powell graduated from Southwestern Assemblies of God with a B.A. in Music Ministries. Joshua began leading worship for the children’s ministry at the Oaks Fellowship in 2001.  His family then moved to Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, where he would lead worship for the junior high, high school, and college aged ministries over the next few years.  In January 2012, he joined Southwest Harvest Church as the Worship Pastor.  Joshua married Jennifer Powell in July 2010.  They currently live extravagantly in love in Desoto, Texas.  He is an avid Dallas sports fan.