RANDY WHITELY

Senior Pastor

I grew up in Northeast Ohio with an Italian mother and an Irish Father. In high school, football was my idol, and after graduation, I chose to play for Hiram College. It was during my time in college – while studying for a semester abroad in England – that the Lord raised my life from the dead! God used a friend and a Bible tract to change my life!

As my love for the Lord grew, the Lord led me to go to Liberty University where I graduated with a Masters from the seminary. While there, I also met my wife, Wendy. We were married soon after graduation, and Wendy has been a strong source of help and encouragement in life and in the ministry.

God has taken our family on some exciting faith journeys that have involved pastoring in Hawaii, Michigan, Massachusetts, and now Ohio. And along the way, we were busy with the raising of nine children.

Presently, I have been the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, formerly Lake Ridge Church, since 2006, and the Lord has been my source of strength and peace through each and every ministry joy and challenge. I am excited about the future that Jesus has in store for Harvest and our family.