Pastor William E Harris Jr.
Reverend Dr. William E. Harris, Jr. is married to
the former Lynn Brown Harris of Buffalo, New York. They are the
proud parents of two adult sons. Their new granddaughter has
successfully stolen the heart of God’s gentle giant of the gospel.
A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Harris attended
the public schools of that city. He graduated from Theodore
Roosevelt High School in 1979. While in High School, he attended
the Lemuel Penn Career Development Center and majored in
After graduation, he attended Montgomery College
in Rockville, Maryland, where he also majored in Printing Technology.
Rev. Harris received his Associates of Arts Degree in 1981.
He earned the Bachelor of Arts Degree from
Bishop College in Dallas, Texas where he majored in Religion and
minored in Philosophy.As a member of the Ministers Lyceum, he was
afforded the opportunity to preach in San Jose, California, Oklahoma,
Louisiana, and a list of other cities. In 1985 Rev. Harris received
the honor to be the outh for Christ Preacher during the City Wide
Revival of Dallas, Texas. While at Bishop he distinguished himself
academically. He was inducted in the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.
Rev. Harris graduated Cum Laude in 1985.
Pastor Harris earned the Master of Divinity
Degree from the Howard University School of Divinity. While in
Seminary, he was the Assistant to the Dean of the Chapel,
Dr. Evans Crawford.
After graduation, Rev. Harris joined the staff
as Minister of Christian Education at the Metropolitan Baptist
Church in Washington, DC, where the Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks,
Jr. serves as Pastor. Shortly thereafter, he was elevated to
the position of Assistant to the Senior Minister where he served
for three and half years.
In 1992, Rev. Harris was called to be the Pastor
of Zion Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, where he served for
In 2003, he graduated from the United Theological
Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry Degree.
In obedience to God the Holy Spirit, God used
the Apostolic Gift of Pastor Harris to plant the Believers’
Christian Fellowship Church in Dayton. The first service was
held on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2005.
Dr. Harris has received numerous awards and
recognitions as he serves the community. He has volunteered
his time to serve on Key Bank's Community Advisory Board;
Past President of LEAD; Fathers Are Parents Too and the ADAMHS
Board of Montgomery County. He has been an Adjunct Professor
for the United Theological Seminary and Wright State.