History of Harvest

Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh East is part of a movement that is reaching across the globe.

Beginning in September 1988, Harvest Bible Chapel Chicago met in a conference room with 18 followers of Jesus Christ who wanted a different kind of church in the Chicago area—a church where Christ would be worshiped in Spirit and in Truth. God led them to call 27-year-old James MacDonald to be their pastor in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

By God’s hand, Harvest Bible Chapel has grown into a healthy, functioning fellowship of over 10,000 individuals on seven Chicago land campuses. Recently, Harvest Bible Fellowship launched a church planting initiative that has led to growing churches throughout the World. They have planted over 120 autonomous church.

In late 2012 God affirmed his call for Pastor Jeremiah Canfield to plant a church on the east side of Pittsburgh. Throughout the course of 2013, God brought together over 80 people from over 30 different families to form the Core Team of Harvest Pittsburgh East. Having been blessed with the ability to hold services at Gateway Middle School, our Opening Service was held on September 22, 2013. Our history is currently being written by the Lord and we pray that you will join us!