I am glad you are interested in learning more about Grace Church of Harmony. Personally, I love this church! You may be thinking that I am just saying that because I am the pastor here, but, I want to tell you, I served as shepherd of two other congregations and even did a two-year stint overseas training national pastors, so I recognize a good church when I see one.
At Grace Church of Harmony, we are trying to blend the best of Evangelical Christianity with traditional elements of worship and ministry rooted in our historic Christian heritage. For example, during worship, we may recite an ancient Christian creed or responsively read a Psalm; we may sing a time-proven hymn or we may sing a contemporary composition; sometimes we recite the Lord's Prayer, while more frequently the pastor prays aloud as the congregation quietly follows along. In all we say and do, we treat the Bible as a treasure-chest of God's promises to us. In the sermons, scripture readings, Sunday School classes, and Bible study groups, we mine God's Word to receive His precious and surprising gifts.
I believe God places us in His church in order to bless us with His gift of salvation in Jesus Christ so that we will joyfully praise and enjoy Him forever. I envision Grace Church of Harmony as a congregation of people pursuing true happiness through a relationship with Jesus Christ and then spreading that joy to unbelievers and believers alike.
- Senior Pastor Peter J. Everett
Peter Everett, Senior Pastor - Pete has been serving as the Senior Pastor since 2000, and also served as an Associate Pastor at Grace Church from 1984-1988. Pete is a 1980 graduate of The King's College, where he earned a B.A. in English. Pete also earned a Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1985. Prior to settling in Harmony, Pete also pastored two other churches in Pennsylvania, as well as served as a Bible teacher in Hungary for two years. Pete and his wife have been happily married since 1986 and have four wonderful sons.
Nick joined the staff of Grace Church in June 2008 and is in charge of Cross Trainers, our Youth Ministry. He is originally from Cleveland, OH, but moved to the land of freedom upon graduating High School in 2000 to attend Grove City College. He graduated from Grove City in 2004 with a B.A. in English and Christian Thought and went on to earn his Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2007. Other proud achievements by Nick are winning 3rd place in the obstacle course at his fourth grade field day and a staggering four trophies from various mathletic competitions. He currently lives in Zelienople with his wife, Amanda, and their daughter and son.