CLEAR LAKE — A new church is being established in Clear Lake.
A little more than a year ago a small group of Clear Lake Christians contacted Harvest Bible Fellowship of Churches to inquire about the possibility of starting a Harvest Bible Chapel in North Iowa.
Harvest Bible Fellowship, under the guidance of the Rev. James MacDonald, has established more than 80 churches worldwide. MacDonald is well known for his teaching and his daily Christian radio broadcast,”Walk in the Word,” which can be heard locally on KJCY 92.5 FM.
All churches belonging to the Harvest Bible Fellowship of Churches are based on four pillars: proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology, believing firmly in the power of prayer, lifting high the name of Jesus through worship and sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness.
The new church, intended to serve the entire North Iowa area, is currently in the organizational process leading up to launch to the public this fall.
A lease proposal has been presented to the Clear Lake School Board for use of space at the E.B. Stillman Auditorium. The board is expected to act on that proposal this month.
Worship is currently held at 5:30 p.m. Sundays in a temporary location at “The Warehouse” at 1710 4th Ave. S. in Clear Lake, across the street from Serta.
More information about beliefs, small group meetings and studies can be found at www.harvestclearlake.org or by calling the church at 641-231-8111.
The Rev. John Tank, the senior pastor, and his wife, Becky, and children Johnathan, Nattalie and Daniel have moved to Clear Lake from Des Moines, where he was associate pastor at Grace West Church in West Des Moines.
“This is an exciting time in the life of Harvest Bible Chapel Clear Lake and we are excited about all that God is going to do in the lives of the people of North Iowa,” Tank said. “We feel a great urgency for people to come to Christ and grow up in Christ by fully understanding the truth of the gospel. We are excited to faithfully proclaim the knowledge of who God is and what he has done.”