Fellowship of Greenville
2004, Dr. Hal Harless and his wife, Lois Ann, began to sense God's
leading to plant a Calvary Chapel East of Dallas, TX. They
enlisted the prayers of several mature believers and began to seek
God. Over time the leading of the LORD became more specific and
they were directed to Greenville, TX. On Resurrection Sunday,
April 8, 2007, Foundation Fellowship began meeting as a church in the
YMCA in Greenville, TX. In 2009, we moved to 5005
Live Oak Street. In 2013, we moved to our present location at 2718
B Wesley Street. Our goal is to know Jesus Christ and make Him
known to the people of Greenville, TX.
believe that the Lord Jesus Christ must be foundational to all that the
church is and does "for no man can lay a foundation other than the
one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Cor 3:11). We
see the central functions of the church to be teaching, fellowship,
communion, and prayer (Acts 2:42). We desire to reach out with
God's love to all ages, ethnic groups, and walks of life. We are
especially burdened for the "wounded sheep," those that have
been so hurt that they have given up. We believe that this
reflects the heart of our Lord (Matt 18:11-14).
story is still being written. Come and be a part of it!
Hal Harless holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Louisiana
Baptist Theological Seminary, Shreveport, LA, an M.S.M.I.S. from
the University of Texas at Dallas, and a B.A. in German with a minor in
Greek from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author
of How Firm a Foundation and several articles in theological
journals. He is also a member of the Grace
Evangelical Society. Dr. Harless was the Director of the Calvary
Chapel Bible College Dallas/Fort Worth from 2003 to 2006, and taught Apologetics, Inductive
Bible Study, Greek, Hebrews, Hermeneutics, Romans, Revelation, and
Systematic Theology. He and his
wife, Lois Ann, have three children and twelve grandchildren.
the Calvary Chapel Movement
fellowship of believers now known as "Calvary Chapel" began in
the late 1960's in one small, nondenominational church. Pastor Chuck
Smith, who'd spent 17 years pastoring various churches throughout
California and Arizona, became the pastor of a church in Costa Mesa,
California which called itself "Calvary Chapel." Through his
many years of pastoring, Pastor Chuck became convinced that a new
approach to ministry was needed. Rather than preaching an evangelistic
message every Sunday, he began to teach verse-by-verse through the Word
of God, starting at Genesis and working his way through to Revelation.
Within two years, the small church in Costa Mesa had grown so
dramatically that there was no longer room in the church to hold all the
members. About, the same time, Pastor Chuck's wife, Kay, began to feel
that they needed to reach out to the "hippies" of that era.
Chuck and Kay eventually made the decision to open their home and their
church to these young people, teaching the revelation of God's love for
them through the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus. Pastor Chuck
became the founder of what was is now referred to as the "Jesus
Movement", witnessing God's miraculous power as the Lord
dramatically transformed the lives of these young people. The Calvary
Chapel saga had begun. Today, the original Calvary Chapel church in
Costa Mesa, CA is home to over 30,000 believers. In addition, there are
over 1,000 Calvary Chapel affiliate churches that have been planted
throughout America and around the world.