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 and he and his family served the Lord as missionaries throughout most of 1996-99.
In 1999, he began meeting with a small core group of believers in Woonsocket in what would soon become Harvest Community Church. Two years later, Harvest moved to its new home at 60 North Main St., where it currently resides.
In 2005, the Board of Directors and Staff of Family Resources Community Action presented Gene with its prestigious Paul H. Dempster Award. In 2006, The Rotary Foundation named Gene a Paul Harris Fellow, in appreciation for the significant assistance he’d given for “the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.”
Gene and his wife Mary have been married and partners in ministry since 1985 and are the parents of two married daughters, Allison and Amy. Both are walking with the Lord and faithfully attend Harvest. Amy and her husband Ryan have given them two grandchildren – Jacob Eugene and Bella Rose – who are the source of inestimable joy.
Gene’s passion for teaching, encouraging believers, and reaching the lost are threads that run through all he does. It is his conviction that it would be “an affront to the Scriptures to use them as a mere convenience to hang his own thoughts upon” (A.T. Pierson). More than 2000 of his sermons/teachings are currently available free of charge.
He holds a Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership (MAUML) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, graduating summa cum laude.