About Harvest Assembly
God has put a hunger in our hearts for more of Him, emphasizing to us that His Kingdom is not about words,
but about power! 1 Corinthians 4:20
He has focused us on prayer and reminded us that we must be
a praying people, and that we are not to give up but we are to pray Powerful Prevailing Prayers of
Importunity! Luke 11:5-10
We believe for the impossible because with man things may seems to be impossible but with God all things are possible! Matthew 19:26
God has put it in our hearts that we are to pray for His church to be revived and that revival would come to
our nation of Canada so that lost people would be saved, sick people would be healed and the works of the
enemy would be destroyed!
Equipping people to change lives through the power of the Holy Spirit!
What We Believe
Some of the Core Values
The first and most important belief in Pentecostal churches is that salvation is through Jesus Christ, and Him alone. This is not unique to Pentecostal churches as all Evangelical churches believe and teach that salvation is not by works or any other means but by believing with your heart and confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
Pentecostals believe that God’s manifest presence can be felt and experienced and it is something we strive for.
Pentecostals believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible. We teach and emphasize that every believer should read and study God’s Word every day. Therefore we teach and believe in a literal heaven and hell, preceded by judgement for every person.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence being speaking in tongues. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit can happen at salvation but experientially often occurs as a second experience following salvation.
Pentecostals teach and believe that the Gifts of The Holy Spirit are for today, as taught in 1 Corinthians 12 and other places.
We believe that Christ will return for the Rapture of His church and later Christ will return to earth, His Second Coming, for everyone still remaining on earth to see.
We believe in divine healing as described in Isaiah 53, that when Jesus died on the cross He took up or carried all our sins and all our sicknesses, “…by His stripes you are healed!” However we also believe that good health care by doctors and dentists are part of God’s provision and blessing for us.
Pentecostals believe and practice spontaneous worship. Our worship consists of singing, clapping and at times shouting and sometimes even crying.
Pentecostals believe in praying. We teach that God commands us to pray and we should expect Him to answer our prayers.
Pentecostals believe that Jesus commanded His church to go into all the world and be “fishers of men”. Evangelism is a core value for Pentecostal churches.
The Pentecostal church was one of the first religious groups to ordain women into leadership roles in Christ’s Church
Most Pentecostal churches will teach and encourage Christians to dress modestly and avoid worldliness in their daily lives.
Pentecostals believe in being generous and faithful in bringing a portion of their income as a weekly offering to the Lord.
This list is not meant to be exhaustive but is intended to help us understand some of what the core values of Pentecostal churches around the world are so we can understand why God’s blessings have been upon the Pentecostal church worldwide
The History of Harvest Assembly
Harvest Assembly was founded in 1987 and is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and adheres to Pentecostal Church teachings. We are a New Testament Church, with a congregation presently made up of many different nationalities.
The first service was held on Easter weekend [April 19, 1987] at the Holiday Inn Hotel located near Warden Avenue & Highway 401. We started with about 17 people. We rented one conference room for our services. Two small meeting rooms served as Sunday School/Children’s Church classrooms.
Our first Pastor was Rev. Bob Skinner. At that time he was the editor of the Pentecostal Testimony. He was our senior pastor for around 1½ half years. He held this as a temporary position in order to help establish Harvest Assembly. The Assistant Pastor was Fred Penney who later became the Senior Pastor.
After meeting for approximately one year in the Holiday Inn, we moved to Don Mills High School. Meetings were held in the cafeteria & drama rooms.
In August 1996 we agreed on a lease at 58 Prince Andrew Place for 5000 square feet, about one quarter of the entire building, where we made many renovations in order for it to accommodate the needs of Harvest Assembly. We moved in November and stayed for the next 10 years.
Rev. Jeff Wilson became our Pastor in November of 2001 after Pastor Fred Penney was called to pastor a church in Port Perry.
We purchased the property at 61 Curlew Drive, Toronto in 2003 and Ieased it out for about 3 years. Then in October of 2006 we moved into what is now our current location.
In the spring of 2008 Pastor Jeff Wilson left Harvest to pastor a church in Aurora.
In July of 2008 Harvest Assembly welcomed Pastor Dale Sanger to lead Harvest Assembly. In May of 2011 Harvest Assembly welcomed Jagdish Luchun as our Assistant Pastor.
Pastor Dale Sanger was called to pastor a church in Belle River, Ontario and left in November, 2014.
On May 3, 2015 Pastor Gary Nettleship was voted in to become the present pastor of Harvest Assembly.