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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.

AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES OF THE SOUTH
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

President

Rev. Dr. Wayne G. Thompson

First Baptist Institutional Church

PO Box 12498
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2498

drwgt22@gmail.com

(727) 336-9957 - Cell

(727) 323-7518 – Church

(727) 323-4790 – Fax

 

1st Vice President

Minister Betty Holmes

10636 North Ridge Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70811

Min.betty.holmes@gmail.com

Greater New Guide Baptist Church

(225) 284-4199 (cell)

 

2nd Vice President

Mrs. Patrecia Williams

7961 NW 21st Street

Sunrise, FL 33322-3917

patlowill@bellsouth.net

New Mount Olive Baptist Church,

Ft. Lauderdale

(954) 801-6513 - Cell

(954) 794-5258 - R

 

Secretary

Vacant

 

Assist. Secretary

Vacant

 

Treasurer

Ms. Carlotta B. Vaughn

3480 Hillsmere Road

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

carlottavaughn@verizon.net

Whitestone Baptist Church, Baltimore

(410) 274-9244 Cell

 

Assist. Treasurer

Ms. Denise Ruffin

2755 Claybrook Drive

Baltimore, MD 21244

Deniseruffin51@yahoo.com

Providence Baptist Church, Baltimore

(410) 908-6664 Cell

 

Immediate Past President

Rev. Dr. Arrold N. Martin (Deceased)

4520 Winston Drive

Nashville, TN 37218

arroldn@aol.com

First Baptist Church Capitol Hill, Nashville

(615) 207-3156 Cell

(615) 876-9751 R

 

Executive Minister

Rev. Dr. James M. Harrison

PO Box 47277

Windsor Mill, MD 21244-0277

jmharrison@abcots.org

Main Street Baptist Church, Smithfield, VA

(757) 635-8958 Cell

(443) 551-3045 xt2 Office

 

 

Parliamentarian

Mr. T. Harding Lacy, Jr.

3027 Moss Side Avenue

Richmond, VA 23222

janthomlacy@msn.com

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Richmond

(703) 855-2192 Cell

(804) 329-8227 R

(804 329-8228 Fax


Headquarters Staff

P.O. Box 47277  Windsor Mill, MD 21244-0277
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

ABC-USA OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SECRETARY

 

Interim - General Secretary

2020

 

Rev. Dr. C. Jeff Woods

ABC-USA

P.O. Box 851

Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851

(800) 222-3872 xt. 2274

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