Jeremy & Amanda Isaak
What led you to plant/ replant/ revitalize your church?
In 2018, Central Community Church was approached by Harrison Gospel Chapel asking whether it would take the church on as a campus of Central. After much prayer Central agreed. The church was in need of fresh energy and new leadership. For a variety of reasons Central was not able to launch the church as quickly as it would have have liked and by 2021 were still looking for a campus pastor for Harrison. Early 2021 our family completed 4.5 years of pastoral ministry in Winkler, Manitoba, as Central was searching for a new campus pastor in Harrison. God’s call was so clear, the timing of the opportunity was perfect, and the fit of the role was better than I could have dreamt of. Despite the move and adjustments to come, we knew God was calling us to be a bright shining light for Jesus in Harrison.
How have you seen God working in your church?
Since starting at Central in July 2021, God has opened many doors in Harrison. We have had the opportunity to build many connections in the community. One of these was being able to host all of the students and staff from the local elementary school for a fun Winter Market event. In the fall of 2021 we started meeting together with a small group of Harrison locals committed to building the church, but initially as we sought to grow that group saw very little traction. However, in the month of March 2022, God began calling all sorts of different people to be part of our core team. God’s provision of people has been a big encouragement and a clear answer to prayer. By God’s grace we will launch our Harrison campus on September 11th, 2022.
What is your connection to Northview Community Church?
My connection to Northview goes back almost 30 years. When I was 6 years old Northview sent my family to Mexico city where my parents served as church planters for 10 years. Upon returning to BC I was involved drumming at the Alpha course at Northview. Years later I did a one year internship under pastor Ezra Okoti before going into formal pastoral ministry in Winkler. Now working at Central, we have been so encouraged by Northview’s generous financial support of our Harrison church plant. With Northview’s support we plan to do some needed upgrades and renos in the Harrison building to maximize the space for fruitful ministry for years to come.
Church Mission and Vision.
Central’s mission is that we exist to be authentic followers of Jesus who lead others to follow him. Our vision is that we aim to see the entire eastern Fraser Valley transformed by the Gospel for the glory of God and good of all people.
Central Community Church – Jeremy Isaak – Harrison, BC Campus Replant