Sanctuary of Hope Leadership
Sanctuary of Hope is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
The youngest of four children, Pastor Harris was born crippled with his legs severely deformed, and a heart condition that was life threatening. When he was almost two, his mother dropped him off at a babysitter's home and did not return. But God had a plan for his life; the babysitter was a devout Apostolic Pentecostal woman! She took him to the church where her pastor anointed this broken little boy with oil, and prayed for him in the Name of Jesus Christ; he was instantly healed. To God be the Glory! The babysitter and her husband (The Harris Family) adopted Pastor Harris raising him in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
The call of God in Pastor Harris' life was evident at a very early age. He preached his first public message at age twelve, and wrote his first book that same year. He has been blessed by God to become a musician, author, play write and songwriter with more than thirty-seven works to date. He graduated from Grace Apostolic College/Seminary with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity and an earned Doctor Christian Psychology. He was ordained as a minister in 1989.
Seventeen years ago, God granted Pastor Harris one of his life-long desires to engage in international mission ministry. Since that time He has taken more than eighteen trips (with a special love for the Philippines) to foreign soil to share the Gospel in more than eight countries.
He is married to the love of his life, Rita, and this past December they celebrated thirty-six years together. They have been blessed to have five (for now) beautiful grandchildren (Sophia Grayce, Lyndon Gray, and Nolan) and 4 year-old twins Aria & Emma) three sons and daughters in-love, Charles & Samantha, Nathan & Briana, and Justin & Jasmine all of whom are currently involved in ministry. As a family they have had the opportunity to plant three churches spanning nearly thirty years of pastoral ministry.