Church History

In the spring of 2001, the Lord burdened Pastor John Lutz to begin a church in Lancaster, PA.  Pastor Lutz & seven seed families began preparations for a new assembly.  On August 22, 2001 the men of the seed families met to form the new church.  Our key scripture verse became John 4:35 “Lift up your eyes, and look unto the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”  The church met in several different temporary facilities in the early days of ministry.  

On Sunday, May 12, 2002, Harvest Bible Church held it’s Charter Day Service with 38 people becoming charter members. God has been very good to us.  In 2003 God provided a church building for purchase at 160 Schoolhouse Rd., Lancaster. After cleaning, painting and preparing the building, we held our first service at our current location on the last Sunday in June, 2003. What a joy to see how God provided a permanent place of worship. To God be the Glory!

In 2005 Jon Walters, his wife Tara and son Paton joined the ministry at Harvest as Assistant Pastor in Youth and Music.  They brought leadership to the music and youth ministries and served in many other areas.  

Missions has a special place in the hearts of the members of Harvest, we currently support 9 missionaries.  Missions Conferences are held every other year.

When Harvest Bible Church was planted, there was always the intention of reproducing the work.  In March of 2007 Pastor Lutz left Harvest plant New Life Bible Church in the Dallas, TX area.  Harvest voted Pastor Walters in as Pastor and he began serving in that capacity on March 26, 2007.  The Lord blessed us with a smooth transition of leadership and He continues to guide His people as they continue to follow His leading. 

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