OUR HISTORY



Harvest Milestones – A Timeline of God’s Faithfulness

2000

  • 1/22 – 1st evening service held in basement of Precious Blood Church, Woonsocket
  • 4/02 – 1st service held at rental property on Arnold Street, Woonsocke
  • 5/17- 1st Men’s Ministry Meeting
  • 6/7 – 1st Women’s Ministry Meeting
  • 7/16 – Both Pastor Steve Martel & Pastor Steve Bacon ordained
  • 8/27 – First church picnic & baptism
  • 11/06 – Purchased building at 60 N. Main Street, Woonsocket our current church home

2001

  • 8/21 thru 8/30- 1st mission trip to Prague

2002

  • 8/19 thru 8/30 – 2nd mission trip to Prague
  • 8/30 – 9/6 – Scouting Poland for possible future mission trip
  • 10/6 – 1st service held in our own building at 60 North Main Street, Woonsocket
  • 12 – Sanctuary Ministry began


2004

  • 6/27 - Head Deacon Dave Medeiros is ordained to Pastor

2006

  • 10/17/06 thru 10/28/06 – Greece trip – “Following the Steps of Paul


CORE VALUES



OUR CONSTITUTION

For the purpose of preserving and making secure the principles of our faith and to the end that this body shall be governed in an orderly manner;

STATEMENT OF FAITH

There is one God, who exists eternally in a fellowship of three distinct and equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

BY LAWS

The purpose of the Church shall be, for religious, charitable and educational purposes, to live and spread the orthodox, historic, Biblical Christian faith



OUR STAFF


Steve Bacon

Associate Pastor

“My wife Gina and I were with Harvest from its beginning. We were there to experience every challenge and season of uncertainty that accompanies the unfolding of a ...


Steve Martel

Associate Pastor

“The best advice I got in my 40+ years with the Lord is,
‘Obey God and leave the consequences to Him’
- Charles Stanley.”


Dave Medeiros

Associate Pastor

“I am Pastor Dave and have been saved for over 41 years and an associate pastor for close to 13. My wife Kerin and I love Harvest and serving the Lord Jesus Christ there.”


Gene Giguere

Senior Pastor

Gene Giguere is our primary teaching elder. Gene received a call to full-time Christian ministry in 1989. He was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in December of 1995...


Marc Lavallee

Head Deacon

“I have been a deacon at Harvest for around 8 years now and I'm still amazed how God has changed my life! One of my favorite verses in the Bible is John 3:3: “Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”


Bob vonHein

Deacon

“My family and I have been with Harvest for over 12 years and continue to be inspired by the faithful and dedicated service of this church body!”


Charlie Sanchez

Deacon

Hi, my name is Charlie Sanchez. My wife Jane and I have been living and ever-growing in our Lord’s service since our 20s. My favorite verse is Philippians 3:13-14: “Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” My favorite song is “Oh how firm a foundation ye saints of the Lord!”


Ed Porcaro

Deacon

“I attended a service at Harvest Community Church fifteen years ago at the urging of my wife and brother-in-law. Although I considered myself a Christian all of my life, the Word of God was preached with such clarity that it was at that moment that I came to saving faith. Since then, I have humbly served as a deacon for the past twelve years alongside a devoted body of believers who are passionate about the understanding and practice of God's Word. I am also privileged to co-labor with a Godly leadership dedicated to maintaining purity in all aspects of administration and ministry.``


Steve Marsella

Deacon

“Welcome to our site! I have called Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior for nearly 40 years and have been with Harvest since its first year of existence. I have served as a deacon here for 10 of those approximately 17 years. I am always astounded at the level of purity with which our joint laboring is conducted at Harvest, and the level of academic teaching and discipleship modeling leaves little to be desired for both the mature and newborn Christian! It is precisely what the Lord desired for me since He first led me here! ``Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the imagination of men the things God has prepared for those who love Him`` (1 Corinthians 2:9).


Steve Brassard

Deacon

“My wife and I are so thankful to be serving the Lord at Harvest where we have found a church completely focused on God's Word and in making disciples.”


Phil Rodrigues

Deacon

“My wife Deborah and I have been attending Harvest Community Church for the past 4 years and I have been a born-again Christian for 16 plus years. I moved to Blackstone from Fall River about five years ago leaving behind my church family and I found myself searching for a good church closer to my new home - but not just any Church! It would have to be a Bible-based church with of sound doctrine. That’s exactly what I found here at Harvest. From the very first day we attended, my wife and I felt welcome. We were greeted at the door with a friendly smile and a pleasant, ‘Welcome to harvest Community Church!’ We were seated and the worship began. The music was so uplifting. I just wanted to lift my hands to the Lord, but of course I didn't because I was new! I didn't want to make a scene, but, oh how we enjoyed the worship! Then Pastor Gene came to the pulpit and brought the sermon. It was inspiring and uplifting and I knew right then and there that this was where I needed to be!


Ron Kotwica

Deacon

“Remember God has your back. Always!”



MEMBERS OPINION


When my husband and I first walked through the doors of Harvest, we were greeted, welcomed and blessed. There isn't any judgement here, just respect and love for one another. The services are edifying, relevant, and heart opening. The Holy Spirit is beckoning.

Testimonial PEGGY K
PEGGY K

Harvest Community is diversified and friendly where everyone is someone with no pretention. Sound doctrine for all levels of understanding and growth. When I first came in I knew this was my spiritual home and my new church family. Very welcoming!

Testimonial MARYELLEN TOSY
MARYELLEN TOSY