A Brief History
Harvest PCA was formed in 2005 by a group of 8 families from the Orange City area. They rented the basement of the Iowa State Bank for their first meeting. The desire to continue and the arrival of additional members necessitated renting the Christian School Elementary School gym for the next several months. At that time, the name Harvest was given to the church, and communication with the PCA Presbytery of Iowa began.
At first, conservative pastors from various denominations, such as G. I. Williamson (OPC), served as pulpit supply. When 20 families were present regularly, the group rented the chapel (or the music room) at Unity Christian School in Orange City.
A pastoral search committee was formed and, in 2007, Pastor James Hakim accepted a call as the first full time pastor. Six months after his arrival, the church was particularized into the PCA denomination by the Iowa Presbytery, and five elders were installed.
A year later, Harvest purchased the current building at 209 1st Street NE in Orange City and remodeled half of it to fit the needs of the church. The other half was rented out, helping to pay the mortgage on the building.
Pastor Hakim served until the late-summer of 2016.
In March of 2017 the congregation voted unanimously to call Dr. Sacha Walicord as the church's second minister. Dr. Walicord accepted the call.
In August of 2017 the congregation voted to change the name of the church to Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Bob Hilbelink (Robert@dordt.edu)
Gary Vander Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org - 712-722-2597)