Pastor Mike Bartolomeo, after a season of prayer and with the blessing of his pastor, was led to start Church for the Harvest. So with the help of a handful of praying people, committed to seeing this become a reality, Church for the Harvest began in the fall of 1999 as a Bible study in his home. In October 2000, that Bible study began meeting at the Alexandria Technical College on Sunday nights. Two years later, in October 2002, they had outgrown that space and moved to the Discovery Middle School auditorium until October 2006. Harvest then acquired a lease space that would accommodate the growth and ministries of the church while removing the obstacles of set-up and tear-down each week.
From the beginning, Church for the Harvest has focused on reaching out to the local and surrounding communities as well as the nation and mission fields across the world. Harvest also is committed to their mission To Do What it Takes to Reach & Disciple People for Jesus Christ and the vision to Equip Christians to Live Irresistible Lifestyles and to Engage in Influential Works of Service for God’s Kingdom.
Today, Harvest is actively raising funds to build a permanent home on the land that was generously donated in Heritage Park on the south side of Alexandria. Plans are complete and the land is ready!
We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are equipped and free to go after God with passion!
Welcome to Harvest!