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.”


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!”


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).



John Tosy

Deacon

I became a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ in the early 1960’s. For the first few years it was a long road and slow growth with God for me. Then I really got serious about my relationship and I became a strong believer in prayer, reading His word and in learning to really trust Him in all the areas of my life.
My faith in Him grew as I trusted Him more and more. The Lod has blessed me in so many ways. He has healed my body many times. He has made me morally and spiritually well. He has brought me through so many difficult times because I know that He love me so much no matter what I do.
I’m able to feel His presence in and through my life. He has blessed me physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. I have learned that in all these things you cannot out give the Lord. I do trust the Lord with all my heart and I want to honor Him in all that I say and do.


Matias Dias

Deacon

I came to Harvest Community Church five years ago. The congregation was welcoming, and I felt the sense of peace. The brothers and sisters helped me to understand the new life in Christ. I have received constant love and encouragement from the church and learned the meaning of following Jesus.
The Lord has given the privilege to live out my new identity in Christ and I am pleased to serve as a deacon in this church.

   

Deacon Bob Coderre

Deacon

“My name is Bob Coderre and I have served the Lord for almost 20 years at Harvest Community Church. We prioritize God's word and love to put it into action. I would love to welcome you to come worship with us on a Sunday morning.”


Deacon Todd Mongeau

Deacon

“My wife, Kathy, and I have a picture in our bathroom that illustrates a verse, 'Choose this day who you will serve', Joshua 24:15. I choose to serve my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a member of the Church body at Harvest Community Church I am blessed with the spirit led teaching and Christian fellowship that enables me to serve the Lord daily as a mature Christian. Kathy and I have been attending Harvest Community Church for just over twelve years. The Church has always provided us and our children a place to learn, worship and grow in our Christian faith. We have had the opportunity to serve in many ways over the years through various Church activities, as a deacon, children’s Sunday school, the homeless shelter and community outreach. Also, the church has provided us the opportunity to learn and grow in our faith through various study groups. The Christian fellowship is uplifting and supportive in good times or trying times. The Lord has blessed us with a Church home!!”


Deacon Walter Karbowski

Deacon

“My wife and I have been with HCC for over 8 years and we've had the desire to serve the Lord in whatever capacity we are called. 'And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.' Hebrews 10: 24-25. The Truth is preached and His love is shared with those who enter.”


Deacon Joshua Priesing

Deacon

“Joshua Priesing serves in many areas of ministry at Harvest. Besides faithfully serving for a number of years on our Deacon team, Josh also teaches a preteen class in our youth Sunday school and shares the responsibility of keeping the drum beat on the worship team with fellow Deacon Walter Karbowski. He and his beautiful bride Julie have hosted and co-led home Bible studies and are raising three awesome young men.”



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