Beginning in September 1988, Harvest Bible Chapel 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.
Harvest Bible Fellowship
Founded by Pastor James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Fellowship was the church-planting ministry of Harvest Bible Chapels and Vertical Churches. The Fellowship was, until 2017, an independent, non-profit organization whose strong conviction is that local churches exist to glorify God through fulfilling the Great Commission.
Harvest Bible Chapel Cambridge
In the Fall of 2011, Pastor Nate and his family moved to Chicago and were hired by HBF to plant a church in Ohio. In October of that year, Harvest Cambridge held it’s first vision meeting in Byesville, Ohio, in the home of the Davis’. Pastor Nate returned to Chicago and completed the training and moved back to Guernsey County in January of 2012. Core team meetings and vision meeting continued until September 2012. Then, Pastor Nathan Davis and his wife Jamie along with others from the Cambridge area launched Harvest Bible Chapel Cambridge. The church as had many homes over the last 5 years, but God has blessed and sustained the ministry as it has grown.
One year later HBC Cambridge installed it’s first Elders and became an independent, non-denominational bible church.
In the spring/summer of 2017 Harvest Bible Fellowship was dissolved. Under the leading of the Elders of this church, Harvest Cambridge has become affiliated with The Great Commission Collective, (GCC). Later that year, HBC Cambridge also underwent another move to a more permanent location, inside the former Oakland Elementary Building on Clairmont Ave.
Currently, Harvest Cambridge meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 1300 Clairmont Ave. in Cambridge, Ohio. Small groups meet weekly and every third Wednesday their is a special night of Praise, Thanksgiving and Pray held at 6:30 p.m.