Our Story

How It All Began

In September of 2010, Harvest Bible Chapel Kansas City held our official launch service. It was the culmination of many months - even years - of events that, though we knew little of it then, were part of Gods sovereign design.

Our pastor, Jeff Terrell, had completed his seminary training at The Master’s Seminary as well as the training program for church planting with Harvest Bible Fellowship’s Training Center, and was in the midst of preparing to begin a church from scratch in the Kansas City area. At the same time, Berean Bible Church was facing a number of challenges and had even considered closing the doors. However, Berean was the home of a Christian school that was stable, and the remnant of believers decided to patiently wait.

While visiting the school as a potential option for his daughters’ education, Pastor Terrell engaged in a conversation with one of Berean’s elders concerning how the church may revitalize their ministry. In his mentioning Harvest, Jeff would tell you that he had not even thought, at that point, of what the Lord had in mind. However, through a series of providential events, the Berean elders voted unanimously to step down and to turn over the entire ministry of Berean Bible Church to Harvest Bible Chapel Kansas City. This included the four-year-old debt-free facility. Through prayers, the remnant of the Berean faithful and the core team of Harvest partnered together to prayerfully trust the Lord in restoring the church to a position of influence in the community.

We consider the brief history of the life of our young church and are able to say unmistakably - and in accordance with Psalm 118:23 - “This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.”

Check out this video that was made a while back to hear some of the amazing things God has done along the way here at Harvest.


The story you've read and the video you've watched up until this point was just the beginning of what we believe God is doing in our church!

We have now entered a new chapter, as of March 31st, 2019, where we changed the name of our church from Harvest Bible Chapel to Ascend Church. We are so excited about the days ahead and are looking forward to all that God will do in and through us for years to come for His glory and our good.

If you'd like to learn more about the reason behind our name change you can click the link below...


Also if you'd like to learn more about our new facility that we are building and how you can partner with in our Forward Together Campaign feel free to check that out by clicking the link below!