Our Mission

To glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) in the spirit of the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-39).

Our foundation is Christ

The Six Distinctives

Core Values of Harvest Church

  • Bold Preaching

    Expository and Applicational (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

  • Passionate Worship

    Spirit and Truth (John 4:23-24)

  • Fervent Prayer

    Dependent and Expectant (Ephesians 6:18)

  • Purposeful Disciple-Making

    Intentional and In Community (Ephesians 4:11-16)

  • Courageous Evangelism

    Word and Deed (Matthew 16:18b)

  • Strategic Church Planting

    Together and Around the World (Matthew 16:18b)

Life At Harvest

Our Discipleship Focus

  • Worship

    Following Jesus with hearts that know, follow and treasure God above all things. This heart of worship will grow as we pursue Him through personal spiritual disciplines (Bible study, prayer, fasting, etc.) and overflow in outward acts of worship.

  • Community

    Following Jesus together as we worship together weekly and commit to walking alongside each other in loving, intentional and intensive discipleship and deep authentic community.

  • Mission

    On mission with Jesus through shouldering weekly kingdom responsibilities in the church as well as being involved in the community through serving others and sharing the message of Jesus.

What to Expect

Our service begins with worship, led by a band. Most people stand during this time, however, there is complete freedom to be seated if you prefer. The words of all of the songs are projected onto a screen. Our hope is that you’ll hear songs you know or can relate to, even if you haven’t been to church before.

Like most churches we take an offering in our service. If you are a guest, please do not feel obligated to participate, as this is intended for those who consider Harvest their church home.

As our guest, we only ask that you take a few moments to fill out our Connection Card which you received upon arrival. The Connection Card is where you can request information, ask for prayer, let us know your thoughts, or just indicate your presence with us. In any case, our church leaders pray for each of the prayer requests every week.

Harvest provides practical Bible messages that help you deal with real life issues. Pastor Kaj preaches from the English Standard Version, but please feel free to bring whatever version of the Bible you use.



Kaj Ballantyne

Senior Pastor & Elder

Godfrey Wilkinson

Parry Sound Pastor & Elder

Adam Cormier


Peter Gibson


Bob Galashan


Roger Samuel


Central Leadership

Kaj Ballantyne

Senior Pastor & Elder

Godfrey Wilkinson

Parry Sound Pastor & Elder

Matt King

Pastor of Soul Care

Eric Helliwell

Pastor of Worship

Marshal Burnham

Youth Director

Gary Webster

Executive Director & Treasurer

Hilary Shewfelt

Administrative Director & Executive Assistant

Valerie Alles

Administrative Assistant


Location Leadership

Natasha Ellis

Muskoka Kids Coordinator

Angela Jeffery

Parry Sound Kids Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Chris Somers

Parry Sound Worship Leader



Stephen Watson

Deacon of Benevolence

John Pelleboer

Parry Sound Deacon

Greg Gingrich

Parry Sound Deacon


What We Believe

Doctrinal Statement

Issues for Clarification

Church Discipline

About Church Government

The following is intended to be supplementary to and consistent with the approved By Laws 1 and 2. In the event of an inconsistency or an apparent inconsistency, the approved By Laws 1 and 2 supersede the content below.

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