Harvest Bible Chapel

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Our Elders

The Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel are here to serve the Lord by serving our church family.

Questions for the Elders?



The Scriptures show that the Elders serve by leading and that their responsibility involves the spiritual oversight of the congregation. All Elders are equal in authority but not necessarily equal in influence.

The Elders’ primary responsibilities include:


Latest Updates

  • February 26, 2019 Elder Update

    Harvest Family, Pastor Rick Donald, Harvest’s longtime Assistant Senior Pastor, is taking a one month leave of absence. The...

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  • February 21, 2019 Elder Update

    Dear Harvest Bible Chapel Family: On Tuesday evening, the Elder board met and made significant decisions that we believe...

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  • February 17, 2019 Elder Update

    ELDER STATEMENT | Read in services February 16-17, 2019 Bill Sperling, Elder, Executive Committee As you can imagine, this...

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  • Sam Booras

    Elder | Attends Elgin Campus

  • Gil De las Alas

    Elder | Attends Niles

  • Tod Desmarais

    Elder | Attends Deerfield Road

  • John Dierker

    Elder | Attends Crystal Lake Campus

  • Dale Kuntz

    Elder | Attends Rolling Meadows

  • Jeff Smith

    Elder | Attends Deerfield Road

  • Bill Sperling

    Elder | Attends Rolling Meadows

Plurality of Elders

The Scriptures teach that a plurality of Elders governed individual New Testament churches (Acts 14:23; Acts 20:28; Titus 1:5; Philippians 1:1). The Scripture does not mention any congregations featuring a stand-alone pastor and leader. A plurality of godly Elders, exercising their individual giftedness, squares with the Scripture’s teaching that wisdom is found in a multitude of godly counselors (Proverbs 11:14; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 24:6). This truth does not eliminate the possibility and likelihood that one or more Elders will stand out from the others as more public in their ministries or more influential in their workings on the Elder Board.