Richard R. Gerber, Organizing Pastor
Dick has been an ordained minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church for over 45 years. He served Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church (1971-’79) in Wildwood, NJ and Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church (’79-’99) in Hamden, CT. He assisted with the church planting ministry of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church as Associate General Secretary for Home Missions for 15 years until his retirement at the end of 2014.
Dick and Rita have been married for 49 years. They have three grown children. Dick, Rita, and granddaughter Michelle moved to Moodus in 2015.
Dick was born in Coaldale, Pennsylvania and moved with his family to Bethlehem, PA when he was 13. He is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has been active in church ministry since his mid-teens.
Harvest Church East Haddam is a church plant of Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hamden, CT wopchamden.org As such the pastor, teacher, and elders of Westminster Church provide spiritual oversight for the development and care of Harvest Church.