The seed for Harvest was planted in the minds of a few families in the Oswego area who saw a need for a doctrinally sound church. In the fall of 1962, these families met to discuss the possibility of planting a church in Oswego.
We had our first service as Oswego Baptist Church on July 7, 1963 at Eastview School. Rev.Thomas Corkish, associate pastor at Claim Street Baptist Church in Aurora was called as interim pastor. On January 1, 1964, Pastor Corkish became our first full-time pastor.
We purchased the Oswego Presbyterian Church and had our first meetings there in January 1966.The building was later demolished, and a new building was built in its place at the corner of Benton and Madison Streets in Oswego.
In 1992 the name was changed to Harvest Baptist Church and construction was begun on a new facility. In July 1993 we moved to our present location at the corner of Plainfield and Douglas Roads.
God has richly blessed our church with continued growth and we are excited to see what God will do next through Harvest.