Harvest Western Massachusetts, MA
A Western Mass local, Doug has lived in Chicopee for most of his life. After earning a B.A. in biology from the University of Massachusetts, Doug worked as a lab technician at Baystate Health Systems for 10 years. Although Doug enjoyed his work in the lab, he knew God was calling him into the ministry.
Doug attended Baptist Bible Seminary, earning a M. Div. Following seminary, he served as an associate pastor for eleven years, including serving as a pastor and instructor for Biblical Counseling at Faith Baptist Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
Through Doug Helmer, Senior Pastor at Harvest Indy West, Doug was connected with Harvest Bible Fellowship. He attended the Harvest Training Center in the spring of 2011 before launching the church in the summer of 2011.
Planting Harvest Bible Chapel in Ludlow, in Doug’s words, is “a dream come true.” He is passionate about bringing the gospel to the people in the area and leading a church that exists to help people negotiate life’s challenges and experience a lasting change.