December 20, 1929 - April 7, 2012
My knowing Harold began when we were worshipping in a Quonset hut. I believe that it was in 1961 that the House family began to attend our very small church. I vividly remember the evening when Harold received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. From that day forward, Harold never stopped faithfully serving the Lord.
At that time Harold and his family were living in a mobile home. Our small church was located outside of the Anchorage City Limits. We had no building codes to obey. We invited Harold to move his mobile home onto the church property. By this, we came to increasingly know and love Harold and his family.
Harold was a volunteer worker on some of our earlier projects. As our church grew, Harold became our on-staff building supervisor. Harold’s ‘finger prints’ are on every ALCC building project from 1961 till the completion of our large audotorium in 1982.
I can say that Harold understood our structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, fire protection, air conditioning system., and more. He supervised our maintenance program for many years.
Harold was ordained as an elder in ACC. He presided over a home fellowship for many years. He counseled and shepherded the people who were submitted unto him. Together with his wife Mickey he ministered the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to hundreds of Christians.
Our church is incorporated under the laws of the state of Alaska. For many years, Harold was the vice-president of the corporation. He faithfully attended elders’ meetings. He also attended the meetings of the five-fold staff ministries. His spoken wisdom was always received and appreciated.
Harold was a man of absolute integrity. He was faithful to his family, his church, and his God. In all of my association with him there never was a cross or unkind word between us. Harold House was one of the best friends I have ever had.
Harold has now been promoted to heaven. I am anticipating seeing him again.
Written by Richard C. Benjamin Sr.
Funeral will on Wednesday April 18th at 1:00pm at Anchorage City Church, 1301 West 100th Ave. Anchorage, AK.