Welcome to the family of Touch of Love Bible Church (TOLBC) – Harford County. We are blessed to be a part of Touch of Love Bible Church in Laurel, MD and to witness the wonderful work that God has already begun in Harford County. How privileged we are to be His chosen instruments for such a time as this. We do not take this charge lightly, and we are determined and committed to God’s purpose for this ministry.
As we co-labor with the TOLBC saints of God in this great state, we look forward to see how God will use us here in Harford County to touch the world. Please join us in prayer for this ministry and the amazing things that God has in store. We are expecting great things as we remain faithful to this mission. We wait on God with excitement and anticipation.
Pastor Kathleen Schwartzer
Reverend Kathleen A. Schwartzer
Reverend Kathleen Schwartzer is a graduate of Monmouth Bible Institute, Farmingdale, NJ where she served as an instructor for 15 years.
She was licensed to preach the Gospel on January 31, 1991 by Wicker Memorial Baptist Church, Morganville, New Jersey under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Arlene C. Thomas.
She is a member of the United States Strategic Prayer Network and the National Day of Prayer Task Force and has been Coordinator for the National Day of Prayer for many years
Reverend Schwartzer was ordained on January 3, 2004 and installed as Pastor on April 4, 2004 by The Right Reverend Loretta P. Smith-Koffi, Bishop (Ordinary) Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship and Cathedral Assemblies for the Diocese of New Jersey (CEFCA). She served as Pastor of Tabernacle of Glory, Milltown, NJ under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Okpanachi.
Currently she serves as Pastor, Touch of Love Bible Church of Harford County, Maryland, under the pastoral leadership of Reverend Adewale Maye, Senior Pastor, where she conducts weekly Teleconferenced Bible Studies and Prayer Sessions.
Deacon Debra Elmore-Harrell
Debra co-labors with Pastor Kathleen Schwartzer, Touch of Love Bible Church – Harford County as the presiding elder. In 1994, she attended Monmouth Bible Institute, Farmingdale, NJ, graduating with High Honors in June, 1998. She attended CARMI Ministries, Armor Bearer/Adjutant Academy of Newark, New Jersey.
She has served Tabernacle of Glory (TOG) under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Joseph Okpanachi and Pastor Kathleen Schwartzer as Head of the Diaconate Ministry, Head of the Usher Ministry, Head of the Hospitality Ministry, a member of the trustee board, and the Administrator of TOG Bible Institute.
Currently she serves as Armor Bearer to Pastor Kathleen, Touch of Love Bible Church, Harford County, MD, and supports the ministry as the Presiding Elder of programs, administrative duties and other auxiliaries.
Debra believes that ministry is innate and is developed by the Holy Spirit upon one’s yielding. She looks forward to what God is yet to do in the lives of His people as they surrender to His leading.
Home Bible Fellowship Ministry
We understand today’s challenges and the many issues that compete for our focus. However, we also know that the Word of God is a sustainer and restorer, and to this end, we invite you to join us for our weekly HOME BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (HBF) meetings. It is our prayer that God will continue to use this ministry to teach His timeless truths to the hearts of His people in a fresh, new way. The sessions are both intimate and interactive providing a forum for questions and Spirit-filled discussions. If you are not local to Harford County, it poses no problem, as the HBF is offered via conference call which can be accessed across the nation.
Prayer Connection Conference Ministry
Access to God has been granted to us all through the shed blood of our risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Key to staying connected to God is the gift of prayer. We are reminded that the Word of God tells us in James 5:16 that, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.”
Our ministry hosts a prayer conference call on the 1st Monday of each month. I begin each session with a 10 -15 minute meditation and then I present our prayer requests unto the Lord. All you do is sit in your living rooms and join me with your hearts and minds!! Prayer requests may be sent to me via email or phone call in advance or can be requested just after the meditation (I will open the call to those who have requests).
Prayer provides us a venue where we can leave our cares at the throne room and rest in Him, knowing that God is in control. We invite you to join us as we strive to stay connected to the True Vine.