A new breed of nonprofit
Harvest Bridge equips indigenous Christian ministries in South Asia to serve more effectively, so that Christ will be glorified and individuals in these countries will have greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Harvest Bridge is a network of trusted indigenous churches and missionaries, cooperating on church planting, pastor education, poverty alleviation, disaster relief, and various other missionary and humanitarian programs.
We were founded and continue to grow with few worldly resources. The secret to our success is working through local churches and ministries in the countries where we serve. This leverages the passion, experience, and knowledge of local Christians and reduces the duplication of effort and resources. By God’s grace, this strategy has been very effective.
Children are being educated, families are being rescued from poverty, and Christ is being proclaimed!
The men and women we work with recognize the need for every person to hear the Gospel, whether they live in a village of 100 or a city of 10 million.
They know what it costs to follow Christ. They can honestly tell their own people that following Jesus is worth it. That it is worth being beaten, worth being denied basic necessities, worth being rejected by family. He is worth it.
Statement of Faith
I confess my trust in Jesus Christ, who paid to God the debt for all of my sins when He died on the cross in my place, who assures me that I belong to God, who watches over me at all times, and who has made me a part of His church so that with other Christians I can live all of life as thankful service to Him.
2017 Direct and Indirect Expenditures*: $383,134
*Figures are approximate, pending 2017 financial review by licensed CPA.
*Indirect expenditures consist of grants sent by HB's US-based partner organizations directly to our Asian partners overseas. These projects would not take place without HB's guidance in project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
2017 Annual Report
Board of Directors
|George Van Pelt Campbell, Ph.D. (Secretary)||Van is an experienced pastor, author and professor at Grove City College. He has authored five books for Harvest Bridge's pastor education programs and serves as our Director of Pastor Training.|
|Erika Deiseroth, CPA (Treasurer) ||Erika is a Senior Manager at Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP, a Pittsburgh-based CPA firm. She has nearly 12 years of experience in public accounting. She provides assurance services to a wide range of clients, including manufacturing, real estate, technology and nonprofit entities. Her expertise also includes benefit plan audit services and transaction consulting work.|
|Frank T. Duda, Ph.D.||Frank is a retired engineering professor and licensed professional engineer who is active in education and humanitarian projects in Uganda and Ukraine. |
Evan is an experienced leader in nonprofit management and social welfare causes. He is currently the Executive Director of Stand Together, which works to alleviate poverty and transform communities by supporting and equipping catalysts for social change. He previously served as the president of Generation Opportunity, a Millennial advocacy organization, and in various roles on Capitol Hill. Evan and his wife, Sarah, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, are active in their Northern Virginia community and serve as hosts to an Afghan refugee family.
|Kim Garrett||Kim is the Co-Founder of Rooted Beauty, which was started to lift women out of extreme poverty through micro-grants generated by the sale of natural skincare products. She is also the Founder and Business Manager of Giving Grounds Coffee, which partners with farmers in Uganda to provide high-quality, ethically-sourced coffee and empower Ugandan communities economically. She has extensive experience in marketing, brand management and social entrepreneurship.|
|Cedric Lewis, JD, MBA||Cedric is a corporate lawyer and an experienced businessman and entrepreneur, with a strong commitment to community and economic development.|
|Timothy M., Ph.D. (President)*||Tim recently retired from his role as a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at Grove City College to focus on Harvest Bridge's work full-time. He is a co-founder of Deep Springs International, served as President of the Board of DSI, and is a member of its Advisory Council. His areas of expertise include social entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation.|
|Alan Rice, Ph.D. ||Alan is an ordained pastor and a retired engineering professor with degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University. He is involved in training pastors in Sudan and India. |
|Katrina Wolinksi, MA||Katrina was a Director at Cardiff Software and is currently a Board Member of Trans-African Educational Network. She has expertise in software design, technical writing, and management.|
*Last name withheld for security
For security reasons, names of our Asia leaders have been withheld or abbreviated.
|Rev. James P. (Asia Director & India Coordinator)|
Pastor James serves as our Asia Director, overseeing HB's network of partners. Over the past 40 years, he has helped plant dozens of churches and has led pastor training and discipleship programs throughout South Asia.
Our leader in Bangladesh is the founder of an indigenous mission organization that has planted 29 churches and baptized over 3,200 new followers of Jesus in just seven years. He has served in leadership with other international NGOs, gaining experience in missions and finance.
Working amid substantial opposition, our Bhutan coordinator leads a network of missionaries who have planted 11 branch churches and over 25 house churches throughout the country.
Our Myanmar leaders oversee church planting teams in five regions of the country, including areas affected by a long-running civil war. In addition to planting dozens of churches among unreached people groups, they have established two orphanages and an organization that advances the well-being of tribal people.
|Nepal & Tibet|
The leader of our partners in Nepal and Tibet oversees a team that has planted 70 churches in Nepal and 17 underground church gatherings in Tibet. He has been a leading coordinator of disaster relief efforts, especially after the April 2015 earthquake. He also serves in leadership with a large-scale seminary program for lay church leaders, in cooperation with several mission organizations.
|Pakistan||Our Pakistan coordinator directs a ministry that planted 28 churches in nine years, operates a school, and coordinates numerous disaster relief and community development programs. He has worked as a translator of Christian literature and, with his wife, has adopted eight children in addition to their six biological children.|
|Sri Lanka||Our Sri Lankan leader and his father lead an organization with over 40 branch churches. Their ministry focuses on healing wounds caused by the nation's 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009, through Biblical counseling.|