The Year was 1983 and Pastor Dave and Deanna Hoblit were in Southern Missouri and felt the Lord give them directions to “…go to Rock County in Wisconsin and build a church to minister to hurting people….” Being obedient to the Lord, Pastor Hoblit and Deanna moved to the Beloit/Janesville area in September of 1983 and planted the church. The name of the church was “Believers Faith Fellowship.” They started meeting in a conference room at a local business. From there, they moved to the community room in the basement of a local bank. After just a short time at the bank, they moved the church to our current location. Around the year 2000, God spoke to Pastor Hoblit with regards to the name of the church. In 2000, “Believers Faith Fellowship” became “HARVESTERS CHURCH of Rock County.”
Pastor Dave and Deanna Hoblit have served the Lord for over 35 years with 23 of those as Senior Pastors at HARVESTERS CHURCH of Rock County. They announced their retirement from full time pastorate of the church July 2006. Pastor Dave and Deanna Hoblit have returned to southern Missouri following God’s leading
Harvesters Church of Rock County announces change of Senior Pastors.
Pastor Tim and Deen Hartley in July of 2006 have been appointed as Senior Pastors. In 1998, Pastor Tim left his position as part of the management team of Wal-Mart to follow God’s direction in his life. He began serving Pastor Hoblit in whatever capacity Pastor Hoblit needed. Pastor Tim enrolled in the correspondence courses offered through Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Recognizing the call of God on his life, in 2001, Pastor Tim was ordained as a minister of the Gospel and began serving as the Associate Pastor with Pastor Hoblit.
Pastor Tim is also a member of the Chaplain Corps for the Janesville Police Dept. and has served the dept. since 2009. He is also a member of the “ICPC” International Conference Police Chaplains organization. He has training for helping in “CISM” Critical Incident Stress Management debriefings.
Pastor Tim has been part of a group of Pastor’s in our area since becoming Pastor of Harvesters Church. He meets monthly with Pastor’s from Janesville and Beloit. He sees this as an opportunity to build relationships with the community of churches that God has placed in both communities.