Executive Minister - Dr. James M. Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rev. Dr. James Mitchell Harrison, former President of ABCOTS (2011-2013), was elected to serve the Region of the South as Regional Executive Minister on Thursday, April 16, 2015, following the recommendation of the Search Committee, and an affirmative vote of the Region’s Board of Directors, and body of delegates attending the 45th Annual Session held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Dr. Harrison, the fourth person to come to this position, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Walter L. Parrish, II, who led the region for 36 years, beginning January 1979.  Dr. Harrison began his duties on August 1, 2015.
Dr. Harrison serves Main Street Baptist Church in Smithfield, Virginia, as Pastor, a post he has served since December 1996. He was ordained by the Ministers Council of Area II, Region of the South, in November 1983. Drs. Henry and Ella Pearson Mitchell served as Examiners. Dr. Harrison began his professional career at the Zion Union Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, serving as Administrative Assistant to the Pastor. The late Rev. Raymond Allen Hailes was the Pastor and became mentor to Dr. Harrison.
He has served five (5) other pastorates across Virginia. He has done adjunct teaching with Virginia’s Community College System for the past 17 years, and served as an institutional chaplain with the Chaplain’s Service of the Churches of Virginia. Additionally, he sits on several boards of Directors, including Community Housing Partners of Virginia, Inc.
Dr. Harrison holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (B.A.), 1983; the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia (M.Div.), 1986; and United Theological Seminary at Dayton, Ohio (D.Min), 1997.

Board of Directors

 

2019 - 2021 ABCOTS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President

Dr. Arrold Martin

First Baptist Church Capitol Hill
Nashville, TN          

(615) 876-9751 (Res)
arroldn@aol.com

 

 

1st Vice President

Dr. Betty Long
First Baptist Church Hampton
Hampton, VA
(757) 722-3351
brunlon6344@gmail.com

 

2nd Vice President

Rev. Dr. Wayne G. Thompson

First Baptist Institutional Church

3144 Third Avenue, S.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33712-1018
fblc33712@aol.com

 Secretary

Mrs. Wendy Ladd
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Charlotte, NC
(704) 763-0298 (Cell)
wetladd@gmail.com
 
      

Treasurer

Ms. Carlotta Vaughn
Whitestone Baptist Church
Baltimore, MD 

(410) 947-1863 (CH)
carlottavaughn@verizon.net

Ass’t Treasurer

Ms. Denise Ruffin
Providence Baptist Church
Baltimore, MD                   
(410) 908-6664 (Cell)

denise.ruffin@ssa.gov

Immediate Past President

Rev. Dr. Douglas E. Summers

Providence Baptist Church

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217-3784
www.providencebaptistchurchinc.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Headquarters Staff

7008 Security Blvd., Suite 120
Baltimore, MD 21244-2568
OFFICE (443) 551-3045 | 1-800-466-9571
FAX (443) 551-3565

 

Executive Minister
Dr. James M. Harrison
Main Street Baptist Church
Smithfield, VA

(800) 466-9571 (O)

jmharrison@abcots.org

 

Executive Assistant

Gloria Dairsow
gloria@abcots.org

 

Bookkeeper

Mr. Paul White  pwhite@abcots.org

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Baltimore, MD 21244-2568

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