Who we are, where we come from and where we’re headed as a church family
Who we are
Here’s the deal, Harvest Bible Chapel TCI cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. Harvest Bible Chapel TCI is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom.
Where we come from
In 2006, a Canadian family who had been active members of Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville, Ontario moved to the TCI for business reasons. Desiring to find a Bible-based church for themselves and their 2 young girls in the TCI they began living room worship meetings with three other couples. These early meeting were patterned after worship services at Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, Illinois and they named the church Harvest Bible Chapel, Turks and Caicos Islands. The meetings quickly grew and in 2007, the first baptisms were held, followed by the first official members committing themselves.
That same year the church made formal contact with Harvest Bible Fellowship, and discussions began to formalize HBC TCI as an official church plant of Harvest Bible Fellowship. HBF agreed to take HBC TCI under its umbrella as a church plant, and in April 2008 the church was officially incorporated as a church under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The membership of HBC TCI is in a constant state of fluidity. All of the original families who began meeting together in 2007 have since moved away from the Turks and Caicos Islands for various reasons and the congregation has become a diverse congregation representing at least fourteen different nationalities. This group of people has been brought together with not much in common, aside from Jesus.
Where we’re headed
What’s the bottom line? More than ever, Harvest Bible Chapel TCI is committed to fostering a family built around Jesus Christ, community and love. Love for people. Love for Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Harvest Bible Chapel TCI. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Harvest Bible Chapel TCI family.