God called a group of about 30 people together in the fall of 1999 to begin to meet, pray and study the Scriptures in regard to a new church plant in London. After about six months of this seeking after God they launched SouthWest Community Church in March of 2000 commissioned by Wortley Church of London. God has graciously grown this small group during this time as many who used to be far from God are now followers of Him and many more have matured and grown in their love and devotion to Christ.
SouthWest started out renting Ashley Oaks Elementary School in White Oaks and in 2004, moved to Oakridge Secondary School as their growth continued.
In the late winter/early spring of 2006, God began to reveal His leading that SouthWest should transition to Harvest Bible Chapel of London. With the encouragement and blessing of the Harvest Fellowship and all other Harvest churches, our Elders team transitioned SouthWest to Harvest London.
In the summer of 2009, due to God’s continued provision and growth of His church, Harvest London moved to Banting Secondary School, and in the summer of 2015, Harvest London purchased the church building at 250 Commissioners Road (the old Wortley Baptist Church/Hillside Church building).
In the fall of 2017, Harvest Bible Fellowship Canada became the Great Commission Collective (GCC), joining a new church planting organization in the USA by the same name. As part of GCC Canada, we joined with about 120 churches worldwide that were previously Harvest churches associated with Harvest Bible Fellowship, but transitioned to GCC churches. Together, we are continuing to work, planting churches in Canada, the US, and around the globe. You can find more information about GCC HERE.
In September of 2018, we officially changed our name to Redemption Bible Chapel to reflect our heart for the gospel of Jesus Christ.