Harvest Bible Chapel Barbados is a non-denominational church that seeks to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission. It was founded in 2017 by Derek and Sheron who, after two years of assessments and training, launched into unchartered waters and planting a church on the outskirts of Bridgetown Barbados.
In July 2015, through a divine appointment, Pastor Derek met a gentleman by the name of Kenyatta Lewis who was serving at the time as the Director of Church Planting in the Caribbean for Harvest Bible Fellowship (now Vertical Church Network). This was the genesis of a Vertical Church being planting in Barbados. After much discussion with Kenyatta and serious exploration of HBF, Derek and Sheron followed the call to be church planters.
In August of 2016 Derek and Sheron moved to Chicago to go through the Harvest Church Planting Training Center to be trained as church planters. After four months in training they travelled to Columbus Ohio and Philadelphia Pennslyvania to complete a month of internship with Pastors Luke Ahrens and Matt Townsend respectively.
They returned to Barbados at the end of January 2017 to engage in probably the hardest ministry exploit of their lives – church planting. The church was officially launched on Sunday September 24th 2017 with 271 persons in attendance.
Harvest Bible Chapel Barbados has joined forces with a fellowship of like-minded churches across the Caribbean and the world including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands and Haiti to plant another church-planting church.