Harvest Church was established in January 1996 by Pastors Mark and DD Bryan. Pastor Mark was born and raised in Idaho, leaving the state to study theology at the Portland Bible College in Oregon, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1977. Also in Portland, Mark met his wife, DD, with whom he had three children. He continued at the Bible College, teaching, directing Christian education, and leading worship. He ultimately joined the pastoral team and participated in the Bible Temple Eldership.
However, in the early 1990s, Pastor Mark and his wife felt that the time was ripe to return to Idaho. They moved to Meridian, where they opened Harvest Church after much prayer and counsel.