A Note From Brandon’s Parents:

While nothing can change May 9, 2016, we have chosen to honor Brandon and his desire to help others move forward in their lives through the Brandon D. Harvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.  A ministry of It’s Time Ministries, the fund provides scholarships to youth who have demonstrated through means beyond mere academic achievement an enormous potential to make an impact for Christ upon the world.

Please help us assist more students by making a donation to the scholarship fund by CLICKING HERE.

On today, May 9, 2018, it is our honor to announce the 2018 recipients of the Brandon D. Harvin Memorial Scholarship.  Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  We are committed to praying for their success and look forward to the great things they will do for Christ.

Patrick & Dedra Harvin


The recipients are:

Jalen Conyers
Jalen Conyers2018 Scholarship Recipient

Favorite Scripture – 1 Timothy 4:8: “Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future.”

Jalen Conyers is a graduating senior at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, SC. She is the daughter of Belinda Wilson-Conyers and is an active member of Zion Benevolent Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC. Jalen intends to further her education by pursuing a degree in Nursing with a minor in Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate, with plans to become a nurse educator.

Jalen is active in her church’s Children’s Ministry, also serving as a member of the Zion Youth Mass Choir. She is a member of the ELEVATIONS Youth Development Outreach Program, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, Health Occupations Students of America, Beta Club, and her school’s yearbook. Jalen also serves as a Lower Richland High School Student Ambassador and is a member of the National Honors Society and National Technical Honors Society.

Jalen plans to one day give back to her community by working with her home church to establish better healthcare in the area and teach people how to maintain good health.

Julian Smith
Julian Smith2018 Scholarship Recipient

Favorite Scripture – Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Julian Smith is a graduating senior at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC. He is the son of Gregory and Johnette Smith and is an active member of Sanders Creek Baptist Church in Camden, SC. Julian intends to further his education by pursuing a degree in Sports Broadcasting with a minor in Business Management from Francis Marion University, where he will be playing basketball at the collegiate level.

Julian is active in his church as a youth usher and has served his community through volunteer work at Williams-Brice Stadium and with the Special Olympics. He is also a member of his high school’s Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team and has been honored as an All-Region Player, in addition to being ranked in the Top 50 Players in the state for the Class of 2018.

Julian hopes to one day use sports as a ministry to lead youth to Christ by helping churches establish recreational facilities that offer youth a safe and positive environment to play the sports they love.

Zipporah Williams
Zipporah Williams2018 Scholarship Recipient

Favorite Scripture – Romans 8:31: “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Zipporah Williams is a student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She is the daughter of Lucinda Mosley and is an active member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Gadsden, SC. Zipporah is pursuing a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with plans to obtain her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and become a retail pharmacist.

Zipporah serves as a mentor in her church’s Youth Ministry and is a member of Girls of Distinction, one of her church’s small groups. She is a member of the Carolina Association of Pre-Pharmacy Students, serves as Parliamentarian for the Association of African-American Students, and is a licensed pharmacy technician.

Zipporah plans to give back to her community by working with youth mentoring programs to teach youth to trust God and allow Him to be the Head of their lives.