Church History

The Beginning

It all began in 1986, when Rev.Benedict Rajan saw the need of starting a cell group in Brother Suresh Sundram and Sister Shanthini’s (who are currently pastors in KL) house in TNB quarters in prai.

At first, there were just a few of them but over the time the cell group began to grow. The breakthrough came when brother Suresh took time to fast and pray for the cell group. God gave him a vision where he saw people dropping vertically. God was showing him that the Lord was about to bring the growth. Soon after that, the cell group increased tremendously.

Then Rev. Benedit Rajan, who was the Senior Pastor of Bethany Assembly of God, Butterworth at that time, felt the Lord’s leading to start an outreach in Chai Leng Park. On 9th August 1987, Bethany Church, Chai Leng Park came into into existence at 53 Tingkat kurau 6, Chai Leng Park. The membership at that time was 30 people.

Following pastors who led the church:

Rev. Ruth Tan

August 1987 – December 1989

Pastor Jackie Tan

January 1990 – June 1990

Pastor C K Tan

January 1992 – September 1992

Sis Jasmine and late Brother Chandran

October 1992 – December 1992

Sis. Jasmine and the late Brother Chandran were seeing to the day-to-day affairs of the church from 1987 to 1992.

Dr. Bernard as church worker

January 1993 – December 1994

Dr. Bernard J Augustine as Senior Pastor

1995 onwards

The Renaming

The church was renamed as Harvest Revival Centre in JUNE 2003. The church’s name was conceived out of a specific direction from God to Pastor Dr Bernard J Augustine. The church grew numerically to 250 and God moved pastor to purchase a building at Lot 1280 & 1281, Jalan Baru, Chai Leng Park, Prai.


HRC (Harvest Revival Centre) started off with just the English Service and today we have English, Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia and Nepali services. The winds of change have truly come and taken the church to greater heights.

In the year 2014, we have started an outreach in Kepala Batas.

All Glory to God for His Awesome power, grace and wisdom to see the church through the years, to trust in His provision and to believe that this church was built to impact the community, town, state, country and globally.

Here's a message from our Senior Pastor Dr. Bernard J Augustine