Pastor Garry L Fowler
Garry Lee Fowler has been the pastor of Harvest Worship Center in Downingtown, PA for 34years. He is perhaps best distinguished by his 10 years of service as Chaplain at the Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital of Coatesville, PA. He also served as Chaplain six years at Brandywine Hospital & Trauma Center. Countless lives have been changed since that time by his simple but powerful approach to ministry.

His method is as straightforward as this - See a need, meet a need. This is the crux of this mission here at Harvest Worship Center. Few pastors truly serve as the backbone of their church. There are many good preachers and church leaders and counselors, but few who also carry the full weight of their church.

Pastor Garry was called to full-time ministry one night, lying in his bed in Baltimore Reading from Luke, he came to chapter 4:18 & 19 where he sensed God’s call to ministry: The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has appointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Pastor Garry has consistently demonstrated to his church, to neighbors and to strangers alike, having learned and applied the fundamental requirements of Christian living-love, service, humility and suffering with Christ and with people He fully acknowledges his inability to live out these principles without help from God. Pastor Garry’s commitment to God and to every day people is evident in his passion to serve U.S. Veterans, and in his commitment to serve people entangled in all sorts of bondage and to folks having little to give in return. After all, aren’t these the ones Christ spoke of when he said, The fields are ripe for harvest

Pastor Garry always has timely advice for youth, as well as for married couples. Some gems of wisdom include that youth should surround themselves with peers who love God, and that married couples must always be very careful what they say to each other-as Solomon said, The tongue has the power of life and death. Finally, if there’s one thing Pastor Garry wants you to know about our church it’s this:

We have a passion for God and for hurting, needy people. We don’t pass people by, when we see a need, we meet it.