Board Member - Pastor Gil Harder


Gil is a Missionary Pastor and Evangelist with 30 years of pastoral experience including church-planting, and equipping ministries in 20 nations on four continents. Gil currently serves with JARON Ministries International. Gil & Carol love Jesus and have 4 children and have been married 39 years. Life verse: II Corinthians 2:14

Gil was raised with a Mennonite Christian heritage and trusted Jesus Christ as a young boy at Kingwood Bible Church in Salem, Oregon. Gil graduated from Salem Academy, attended Oregon State University, Portland State University, graduated from Multnomah University (ThB), and later studied under Dr. Don Smith in the Intercultural Mission's Masters Program at Western Baptist Seminary.

World mission ministry involvement for Gil during the 1980's was Latin America. In the 1990's it was Eastern Europe and Russia. Since 2002, Africa has been his main missionary focus. In 1992, Gil established the PrayEastCounty Pastor's Coalition in Portland, Oregon and then in 2005 Africa Hope Ministries Int. Currently Gil serves with JARON Ministries International based in Fresno, CA and travels internationally planting churches, bible schools, conducting evangelistic and Bible Training Conferences with Pastors and Christian leaders.

Gil has served as a pastor with a heart for missionaries for many years and now serves as a missionary with a heart for pastors. By the grace of God, Gil's desire is to be faithful to the faith, faithful to the fight, and faithful to the finish in the King's service.

"Thanks be to God who always leads in triumph and spreads wherever we go the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Christ in every place." ~ II Corinthians 2:14