Pastor William E Harris Jr.

Mr. & Mrs.Harris

   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 Printing Technology.

   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 twelve years.

   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.

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