For almost 100 years, Harbert Community Church has been providing hope and uniting people in a common mission through faith in Christ.
In 1928, a group of women, known as the Ladies’ Aid Society, envisioned starting a church, primarily wanting to create a Sunday School program for children. Through their commitment and unified efforts, Harbert Community Church was born and established on the corner of Prairie and Harbert roads in the small lakeside community of Harbert.
The first pastor, Rev. J. O. Walton, described Harbert Community Church as a church seeking to be undivided by denominational differences and united through shared faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. This vision has continued to shape our identity and mission throughout our history and remains a core conviction guiding our church today.
In 1966, the decision was made to purchase property at our present location on the corner of Harbert and Three Oaks roads. In 1967, ground breaking began on the first of two phases of our current facility and phase two was completed in 1984.
In 1980, while previously not being affiliated with any denomination, the decision was made to join with the Evangelical Covenant Church. This decision was based on the recognition of common ground and the realization of the benefits to being connected to other churches for accountability and support. The Covenant Church was also a good fit as a denomination that seeks to unite rather than divide over non-essential doctrinal differences.
In recent years we’ve experienced a season of growth as we’ve greeted the future with faith and courage. As you browse our website you’ll learn more about who we are today. With God’s help we are continuing to write a new chapter, and we’d love to have you join us.