Our Foundation is

Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 3:11

Our Mission


To glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission
in the spirit of the Great Commandment


Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 22:37-39

Four Pillars


The foundation of our church is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Four Pillars sum up what Harvest Bible Chapel is all about.

  • Unapologetic Preaching

    Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology.
    (2 Timothy 4:2)

  • Unashamed Worship

    Lifting high the name of Jesus in worship.
    (John 4:24)

  • Unceasing Prayer

    Believing firmly in the power of prayer.
    (Ephesians 6:18)

  • Unafraid Witness

    Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness.(Ephesians 6:19-20)

3W’s of Discipleship


Mature disciples worship Christ, walk with Christ, and work for Christ. At Harvest we emphasize a quality of discipleship, not a quantity of disciples.

  • Worship Christ

    Experience the sufficiency and express the supremacy of Christ through a lifestyle of worship.

  • Walk with Christ

    Faithful reading of God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.

  • Work for Christ

    Minister to one another and serve in the capacity each person has been gifted with

Elders

Kevin Weeks

Senior Pastor / Elder

Adam Petersen

Elder

Jeff Kendrick

Pastor Of Worship and Ministry Development / Elder

 

Staff

Kevin Weeks

Senior Pastor / Elder

Kyle Hunter

Pastor Of Biblical Soul Care

Jeff Kendrick

Pastor Of Worship and Ministry Development / Elder

Matt Bunch

Pastor Of Youth and Young Adults

Erin Connell

Director Of Harvest Kids

Sandra O’connell

Administrative Assistant

Ellie Kendrick

Executive Assistant To The Senior Pastor

Toban Mulder

Worship Assistant

Our History

IN ILLINOIS…

Meeting in a small conference room in September 1988, eighteen men and women came together to form a different kind of church. By God’s hand, Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois has now grown into a healthy, functioning Christian fellowship of over 10,000 people. After meeting in a high school for seven years, God supernaturally provided a facility to house this significant ministry and the forty plus full and part-time staff who serve the church.

After planting their first church in 2000, Harvest Bible Fellowship, the church planting ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel, was formed in 2002. Since then, HBF has planted more than 150 churches in many countries around the world with 1 mission: to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.

IN OAKVILLE…

In early 2003, God placed a calling and a dream within a small group of people to see a Harvest Bible Chapel come to the Greater Toronto Area. Through supernatural circumstances, a core group of people was formed and the momentum was building. It wasn’t long before ideas were being articulated, prayer meetings were being scheduled and plans were underway for the launch of the second Canadian Harvest Bible Chapel.

A Bible study began in the summer of 2003 in response to the demand from people who were passionate about this church plant. The first Bible study met in a local office space. When those quarters became too tight, the Bible study was moved to a church basement in Mississauga. By the grace of God this core group continued to grow and develop and attract high quality disciples of Christ. It was in the early fall of 2003 that God clearly led the leadership from HBC Oakville to be connected with the leadership from Calvary Baptist Church in Oakville. In what can only be described as miraculous, God arranged for Calvary Baptist Church to become Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville, which included giving Harvest their church building, their property and, most importantly, their people. This was an incredible process that presented many challenges. However, this kind of unprecedented event was a sign of what God was up to and what He will do to accomplish His will in building His Church!

Since 2009, the Lord has continued to build His church through Harvest Oakville by planting churches in Brampton (2009), Niagara (2011), Toronto West (2013), Brantford (2014), Kelowna BC (2014), and more on the way.

IN BRANTFORD…

In the summer of 2011, six people gathered together in Brantford and started to pray for God to do things in their city that only He could do. Over time, a growing number of people from the Brantford area began attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville. It was during this season that God started to knit their hearts together around a common vision for a church in Brantford that was committed to the Harvest philosophy of ministry. With the Elders at Harvest Oakville, this group continued to pray and to wait for the Lord to open doors for the gospel in Brantford through Harvest Bible Chapel.

Healthy things multiply, and over the next two-and-a-half years, this small group of six grew into a larger community of people calling out to the Lord for a glimpse of His glory. As it has always been the case, God has been faithful and has answered the prayers of His people. In the summer of 2013, the Elders at Harvest Oakville discerned that the time was right to plant a new church in Brantford.

Much work and great effort goes into planting a church, but may this one fact never be forgotten: Harvest Bible Chapel Brantford began with a small group of people humbling themselves before the Lord and asking Him for great things. By His grace, we will remain in that posture of humility before Him, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.

IN BRANTFORD…

In the summer of 2011, six people gathered together in Brantford and started to pray for God to do things in their city that only He could do. Over time, a growing number of people from the Brantford area began attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville. It was during this season that God started to knit their hearts together around a common vision for a church in Brantford that was committed to the Harvest philosophy of ministry. With the Elders at Harvest Oakville, this group continued to pray and to wait for the Lord to open doors for the gospel in Brantford through Harvest Bible Chapel.

Healthy things multiply, and over the next two-and-a-half years, this small group of six grew into a larger community of people calling out to the Lord for a glimpse of His glory. As it has always been the case, God has been faithful and has answered the prayers of His people. In the summer of 2013, the Elders at Harvest Oakville discerned that the time was right to plant a new church in Brantford.

Much work and great effort goes into planting a church, but may this one fact never be forgotten: Harvest Bible Chapel Brantford began with a small group of people humbling themselves before the Lord and asking Him for great things. By His grace, we will remain in that posture of humility before Him, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.

Our History


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IN ILLINOIS…

Meeting in a small conference room in September 1988, eighteen men and women came together to form a different kind of church. By God’s hand, Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Illinois has now grown into a healthy, functioning Christian fellowship of over 10,000 people. After meeting in a high school for seven years, God supernaturally provided a facility to house this significant ministry and the forty plus full and part-time staff who serve the church.

After planting their first church in 2000, Harvest Bible Fellowship, the church planting ministry of Harvest Bible Chapel, was formed in 2002. Since then, HBF has planted more than 150 churches in many countries around the world with 1 mission: to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment.


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IN OAKVILLE…

In early 2003, God placed a calling and a dream within a small group of people to see a Harvest Bible Chapel come to the Greater Toronto Area. Through supernatural circumstances, a core group of people was formed and the momentum was building. It wasn’t long before ideas were being articulated, prayer meetings were being scheduled and plans were underway for the launch of the second Canadian Harvest Bible Chapel.

A Bible study began in the summer of 2003 in response to the demand from people who were passionate about this church plant. The first Bible study met in a local office space. When those quarters became too tight, the Bible study was moved to a church basement in Mississauga. By the grace of God this core group continued to grow and develop and attract high quality disciples of Christ. It was in the early fall of 2003 that God clearly led the leadership from HBC Oakville to be connected with the leadership from Calvary Baptist Church in Oakville. In what can only be described as miraculous, God arranged for Calvary Baptist Church to become Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville, which included giving Harvest their church building, their property and, most importantly, their people. This was an incredible process that presented many challenges. However, this kind of unprecedented event was a sign of what God was up to and what He will do to accomplish His will in building His Church!

Since 2009, the Lord has continued to build His church through Harvest Oakville by planting churches in Brampton (2009), Niagara (2011), Toronto West (2013), Brantford (2014), Kelowna BC (2014), and more on the way.


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IN BRANTFORD…

In the summer of 2011, six people gathered together in Brantford and started to pray for God to do things in their city that only He could do. Over time, a growing number of people from the Brantford area began attending Harvest Bible Chapel in Oakville. It was during this season that God started to knit their hearts together around a common vision for a church in Brantford that was committed to the Harvest philosophy of ministry. With the Elders at Harvest Oakville, this group continued to pray and to wait for the Lord to open doors for the gospel in Brantford through Harvest Bible Chapel.

Healthy things multiply, and over the next two-and-a-half years, this small group of six grew into a larger community of people calling out to the Lord for a glimpse of His glory. As it has always been the case, God has been faithful and has answered the prayers of His people. In the summer of 2013, the Elders at Harvest Oakville discerned that the time was right to plant a new church in Brantford.

Much work and great effort goes into planting a church, but may this one fact never be forgotten: Harvest Bible Chapel Brantford began with a small group of people humbling themselves before the Lord and asking Him for great things. By His grace, we will remain in that posture of humility before Him, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.


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Great Commission Collective…

As the church planting ministry of Harvest Bible Fellowship grew it became apparent that reorganization in the way we multiply churches was needed and a movement toward decentralization and regionalization began.

In 2017, a new church planting movement, The Great Commission Collective (GCC), was formed. In January of 2018 Harvest Brantford joined the GCC.

We are grateful for our rich heritage, and now move forward with a renewed passion to be a worshipping and sending church in the GCC.

Our Doctrine


Church Government


The Bible’s teaching on the subject of two church offices is found in 1 Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9. Although there are three terms used for the offices of the church: bishop, elder, and deacon, analysis of these terms indicates that bishop and elder are used interchangeably.

What We Believe About…


Reports & Policies

Privacy Policy

Prepared Jan, 2018

Financial Statements

Prepared March, 2017

Employment


We believe that current and future staff members of Harvest Bible Chapel must have a clear sense of calling to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and those He calls to be part of our church family in Brantford. We highly value team members who strive for a spirit of humility and excellence in their service to the Lord and His church. In addition to a particular role a staff member might fill, we expect that each staff member will joyfully serve as part of the church body on weekends or as part of mid-week ministries of Harvest.

Open positions will be posted here. If you are interested in any positions listed here, please submit a personal resume via email to jobs@harvestbrantford.ca. Please only submit resumes when positions are open and posted below. If you are presently attending Harvest Bible Chapel but you are not currently serving, we would encourage you to start serving before applying for any position of employment. Please note that only applicants considered for these positions will be contacted. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of how to best serve the Lord and His church.

Currently, there are no employment opportunities at Harvest Bible Chapel.

Our Locations

Our church family meets two times every weekend.


  • Sun. 9 & 11:15am
  • Braemar House School
  • 36 Baxter St. Brantford, ON N3S 3E4
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Our administrative offices are located at:


  • Open 8:30am-5:00pm Monday to Thursday
  • 1100 Clarence St. S. Unit 103B

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