How We Began
In 1993, after traveling for 24 years as an evangelist, the Lord spoke to our Pastor, Darrell McClaren, that it was time to settle down and assume the position of a pastor in Asheville, N.C. which is his home town. At the time he was pastorinng on the Outer Banks in Avon, NC, where he had been for almost two years.
In 1995, the doors opened for Pastor Darrell and his wife Sandy to start a pioneer work in Asheville. They found a storefront in a small strip-mall in the north part of Asheville. On Aug. 27, 1995 the first service of Harvest Time was held. Within four months, the congreation had to move to a larger building in the same mall.
Pastor Darrell's father and mother (Boyd and Virgina McClaren), pastored in Asheville for 38 years. Due to health problems, his father had to retire and his congregation and associate pastor moved across town. After his retirement, Boyd McClaren called to offer Harvest Time Assembly the church building and property where he had pastored at 225 Summit St.
In December of 1998, Harvest Time started it's third phase at our present location. We praise God for all the wonderful things that God has blessed us with and we are so excited to see the plans He has for us tomorrow. We know they will be above and beyond our comprehension.
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- To have a place where the hurting, depressed, frustrated and confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.
- To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the surrounding communities and the world.
- To develop spiritual maturity in the lives of people through Bible studies, seminars, retreats, and camp meetings.
- To equip the believer for ministry by helping them discover and implement the gifts and talents that God has given them.
- To send out hundreds of career missionaries and church workers into all the world to spread the gospel. We want to send our members on short-term mission projects to every continent. We want to start satellite churches, reaching out to our neighboring communities and the world.
- To build a Worship and Prayer Center in Buncombe County, North Carolina, U.S.A. that seats thousands.
- For this facility to be a haven where every person can receive spiritual, emotional, physical, and social healing