Pastor James E. Harris

Rev. Harris is the Pastor of Dixon Grove Baptist Church, “the Fastest Growing Church in Jonesboro.” God has guided him in this ministry since 1980. As he always says, “I am just an errand boy for the Lord, bringing the Good News that our Lord STILL LIVES - I won’t complain” and “What God Has For Me, Is For Me”




Pastor Harris is a product of Fort Valley State University; he attended Columbia Broadcasting School; and is a 2002 graduate of Carver Bible College.


Social & Civic Commitment & Participation


In addition to pastoring, Rev. Harris is actively involved in the:


  • Clayton County NAACP
  • Clayton-Henry Counties Ministerial Alliance
  • Concerned Black Citizens of Clayton County
  • Jonesboro and Henry Counties Hospital Chaplains Society
  • The New Era Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
  • Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton Count
  • Various other social and civic organizations


Social & Civic Awards and Recognition


  • NAACP Community Achievement Award
  • NAACP Community Service Award of Jonesboro
  • Proclamation Awards- Clayton County
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
  • The United Postal Service for Outstanding Service and Leadership
  • Carver Bible College; “Gripper Award” Profound Leadership and Ministerial Character
  • Clayton County Commissioners Community Service Award
  • Numerous other Social & Civic Awards and Recognition


Political & Community Involvement


Pastor Harris was chosen by Congressman David Scott to represent the 13th District in Washington, D.C. for the 2005 WHCOA (White House Conference on Aging). Pastor Harris also served as the President of the Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County (ACMCC) for two years (2012-2014).




Pastor Harris has been happily married to his wife, Sylvia, since 1975, and they are blessed to have three sons; Jamal (Che`), LeRon, Sylvarus and two wonderful granddaughters (Rylyn and Marlee).


After all of this, Pastor Harris knows and acknowledges with his heart, soul and mind, that “I never would have made it without Jesus”.


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