Harvest Ridge's Beginnings
Harvest Ridge is the daughter of Community Covenant Church on 87th Street Parkway in Lenexa, Kansas. In 1996, CCC called Pastor Eric Sparrman to serve as its church-planting pastor. We held our first worship service in 1997 with a core group of about 50 people from CCC. Since that time, we have met in two schools and a movie theater before moving into our present facility in 2001.
Harvest Ridge belongs to an even bigger family of about 800 Christ-centered and mission-minded churches in the U.S. and Canada - a denomination known as the Evangelical Covenant Church. Together, we share in the ministry of World and Home Missions, Retirement and Benevolent Ministries, Ministries of Justice and Compassion, Bible Camps and Conference Centers, and Christian Higher Education. We are heirs to a 100+ year history of Covenant Church ministry with nine other ECC churches currently in the Kansas City metro area.