A New Beginning
Harbor Rock Tabernacle held its first church service on November 28, 2010. Two months prior, several groups of people had approached Pastor Paul Rhoads sensing that the Lord was calling His people to begin a new work in southeast Wisconsin, one centered unashamedly on prayer, the Word of God and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Asking the Lord for His distinct direction as to how He wanted us to proceed, He clearly and quickly opened the doors for the church to be birthed. Within 53 days of the first conversation, after Prayer Meetings at a donated 2nd floor office space we called “The Upper Room”, Harbor Rock Tabernacle had its inaugural Sunday service, at the ballroom of the Racine Marriott.
In the years that followed, HRT met in a number of buildings throughout Racine, before finally purchasing a building on 4 Mile Road in north Racine. This was the home for our ministry for over seven years, and a place of spiritual growth, building families and seeing children grow up. In May of 2023, the congregation of Fellowship Baptist Church merged into HRT, as we become a stronger church driven by a mission to advance the Gospel. The new Harbor Rock Tabernacle now meets at the corner of Green Bay Rd. and Wright Ave.. in Racine.
Over and over again, we have seen the Lord move in our midst, and we have been humbled by His faithfulness to help us fulfill our mission of “Encouraging every person to know, trust and love Jesus Christ”. We have great anticipation as to how He will lead and direct Harbor Rock Tabernacle in the days ahead.