In today’s episode, Barry Wissler, the founder and president of HarvestNet International, shares his leadership journey—from how his interest in theology began to what it was like starting a house church during the charismatic movement. Listen as he and Larry Kreider explore the importance of unity and healthy communication amongst a team, why having a spiritual mentor is recommended, and the power of prayer.

Barry Wissler is the founder of Ephrata Community Church, where he pastored for 37 years. Today, he and his wife, Cheryl, serve on ECC’s eldership team and minister to leaders globally. He holds a doctorate of ministry from United Theological Seminary.


  • Acts 1:8
  • Your ministry should be about the harvest rather than you.

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