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Church of the Harvest invites locals and tourists to services and special events

The Church of the Harvest in Branson invites everyone to their Sunday morning worship services.


The nondenominational services at Church of the Harvest are led by Dr. Paul Collins and include a combination of traditional hymns and praise music, Holy Communion that is open to all, Scripture readings, a powerful sermon and prayer.


"I am in my 70th of year of ministry. I will be 89 in June," explained Dr. Paul Collins. "I graduated from Central Methodist University (Bachelor of Arts Degree), St. Paul School of Theology (Master of Divinity Degree), and Defenders Seminary (Doctorate of Theology Degree). I have been a pastor, evangelist, Christian editor, Christian broadcaster and a teacher."


Collins is also a published author, having written "Embraced by the Spirit," which was published in 2005 by Lifebridge Books. Additionally, he was elected to two school boards and served as the president of the Northwest Region of the Missouir School Boards Association.  


A Missouri native, Collins was born and raised near Moberly. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Springfield, which has been his home for nearly 47 years. Collins began serving as pastor of the Church of the Harvest in June of 2023.


"The church building is a very beautiful edifice, with a distinctive architecture," Collins noted. "It is a very welcoming structure. Our parking lot is surfaced and surrounded by a beautiful, black, wrought iron fence. The church location is marked by a massive stone-appearing sign."


Collins continued, "Music for worship at Church of the Harvest is led by Ms. Kim Braden at the electronic piano and Mr. Larry Pierce directing the congregational singing. Mr. Dane Braden and Ms. Lana Braden read the Gospel and the Epistles as our Scripture lessons."


Church of the Harvest has a busy calendar for the month of April. On Saturday, April 13, the church will host a Financial Freedom Seminar, featuring a presentation on Debt Elimination and a presentation on Asset Protection. The seminar is free and open to the public. The event is slated to begin at 10 a.m. and run until 12 noon.


"On Friday night, April 26, from 7 to 9 pm, we will have a special SONGFEST by the Branson Gospel Singers and Songwriters Association," Collins noted. "The program will be livestreamed and is free and open to the public."


Church of the Harvest is located at 501 West College in Branson. Worship service is held Sundays at 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school for adults only beginning at 9:30 am. For more information on Church of the Harvest, visit their website,


Said Dr. Paul Collins, "We refer to Church of the Harvest as 'The Gateway to Change' and 'Where Experience Counts.' And, we live to 'Serve where needed.'"

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