Dear Harvest Family,

Much of our elder board meeting this past week was spent in prayer celebrating God’s goodness to us and asking for His continued hand on our church.  Here are a couple of things that we spent time praying about . . .


We praise God that Pastor Jeff Bucknam is joining us as our Lead Teaching Pastor.  We can’t wait to see what  God has in store for our church as Jeff joins our leadership team and the staff that has been serving our church so faithfully.

We are particularly excited to have Jeff team up with Roger McCoy, our Lead Operations Pastor, who has been used by God in amazing ways during his time with us.

We invite you to continue to get to know Jeff and to pray for Jeff and his family during this transition. You can watch recent sermons from Pastor Jeff at his current church here.


We thank God that He has provided John Nichols to be the new Campus Pastor on our Crystal Lake Campus. We trust that God will use him to shepherd the people of Harvest Bible Chapel and in particular those who attend in Crystal Lake.  We pray for God’s hand to be on John and his family and the people of our church as he comes on board.

We praise God for the way in which we have been fed so consistently from God’s Word each weekend.  So many different men have served us well and this weekend we are eager to hear from our campus pastors.  Join us in praying for them as they continue to bring us what God has for us from the book of Ephesians.

You are loved,
—The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel