Dr. Harris is a native of Trenton, New Jersey. He was raised and received his elementary and secondary education in El Dorado, Arkansas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Bishop College located in Dallas, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Theology Degree from Arkansas Baptist College of Little Rock, Arkansas. In May, 1992 he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Arkansas Baptist College.

He was ordained to the Gospel Ministry at the Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church on February 20, 1977. He was called to pastor the First Baptist Church of Roland West End in Little Rock, Arkansas during this same year where he remained for five years thereafter.

In 1982, he began his pastorate of the Loanoke Baptist Church of Hope Arkansas. In June of 1987, Dr. Harris received his calling to pastor the Galilee Baptist Church of Trenton, New Jersey. Since his arrival at Galilee, the church experienced phenomenal growth in membership while the church's operational budget tripled.

In November of 2003, he will celebrate his 35th year in the Gospel Ministry. Under his leadership, more than 38 men have received their calling into the ministry. Dr. Harris is also an active member of the Middlesex Central Baptist Association currently serving in the position of Moderator for Area III and has served as Chairman of the Evangelism Department.

Dr. Harris presently holds the position as teacher/lecturer for the Germany Congress of Christian Education and has served in this capacity for the past four years. He has formerly served as liaison between the Trenton Ecumenical Area Ministry (TEAM) and the Concerned Pastors of Trenton and Vicinity. While serving as President of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Trenton and Vicinity he established a ministers class to enhance the education of young men answering their call into the Gospel Ministry.

Dr. Harris has also served as Spiritual Advisor to the United Gospel Chorus of Trenton and Vicinity. He is one of the founders of the Trenton Congregations for Change, (an association seeking to rebuild Trenton). Dr. Harris is a board member of the Board of Trustee for the E.C. Morris Institute of the Arkansas Baptist College he also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Arkansas Baptist College. He was one of the youngest pastors to serve on the National_Baptist_Convention, Evangelism Board, and did so for eight (8) years under the leadership of Dr. W. C. Trotter of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

He has also served as Special Events Coordinator for the Convention's Civil Rights and Social Justice Commission. He was Fifth Vice Moderator of the Convention's Interstate Moderators Ministers Division. In 1996, he was appointed advisor to the Young Pastors and Ministers Division and served on the Convention's By-law and Constitution Revision Committee. In 1998, Dr. Harris was appointed Chairman of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Northeast Region of Trusted Partners, (a Men's Outreach Ministry, which encompasses eleven states). He has also served as the Assistant Director of the Christ Alive Ministry, (which encompasses twenty-two states). He is also a Board of Trustee member for the Metropolitan Trenton African American Chamber of Commerce (MTAACC). Dr. Harris considered it an honor when offered the opportunity to serve as President of the Arkansas Baptist College. However, due to his dedication and commitment he remained faithful in his obligations to continue his pastorate at the Galilee Baptist Church.

He is Chief Executive Officer of the Galilee Baptist Church Family Life Center and the Galilee Baptist Church Canal Center Plaza Development Corporation. Both organizations are part of the church but have far-reaching and significant implications for the community in which the church resides.

His various activities and positions have involved him with a variety of individuals and groups: a member of the Mayor's Youth Services Commission, a servant on the Mayor's Task Force for the Hungry and Homeless, a dedicated member of the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. He has provided pastoral care at the Fox Chase Cancer Treatment Center of Philadelphia, PA, Deborah Hospital (Browns Mills, NJ), Capital Health Systems at Mercer, and St. Francis Medical Center of Trenton, NJ. Dr. Harris is also Chaplain for the Mercer County Sheriff's Department and Honorary Chaplain for BOLES (an African American Police Officers Association). He has also served on a community development housing committee established by Core States Bank now known as Fleet Bank.

Last but not least, he is a blessed and grateful miracle child of the King who once battled cancer but by the grace of God, "He Lives" today.

Personal Objective: To enlighten people to the promise of Jesus Christ that they may have life and have it more abundantly and to save the lost by preaching and reaching out to the masses for Christ.