the Pastor (Interim)

Reverend Roger S. Harrison Sr.

 

Was born to the family of Reverend Tyree Harrison and Mrs. Dorothy Harrison of Brookhaven, MS. He comes from a long line of Preachers and Pastors. His father, the late Reverend Tyree Harrison was the pastor of the Della Green Missionary Baptist Church in Brookhaven, MS. There is where Rev. Roger Harrison accepted Christ as personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of 7. Rev. Roger Harrison was the fourth child of four children. He was the youngest child of that family. Reverend Roger Harrison attended the Fannie L Mullins Elementary School and graduated from the Alexander High School of Brookhaven, MS. in June 1967.

After graduating from High School, Rev. Harrison enlisted in the United States Army. His basic training was completed at Fort Polk, LA in September 1967. After completing his basic training, he was transferred to Fort Bliss at El Paso, TX. At Fort Bliss, he started Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in September 1967 and trained until completion in April 1968. After completing AIT he was assigned to Okinawa, Japan. Following that assignment, he had other assignments, one tour of duty in Namyang, Korea and two tours of duty in Germany, Kitzingen from 1971-1975 and Bad Kissingen 1980-1983. He served his last five years of military service at Fort Bliss, TX as an instructor for the Hawk Missile System. Rev. Harrison retired after 20 years of faithful service to the United States of America in July 1988.

Rev. Harrison would go on to attend and become a member of several churches in the El Paso, TX area. He was a member of First United Baptist Church under Pastor Albert Smith in the 1980’s. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church of El Paso, TX under Pastor John Reddick. Rev. Harrison was a longtime member of the Gospel Service at Fort Bliss, TX for nearly 20 years. Rev. Harrison met his wife to be Michelle while attending the Sage Hall Gospel Service in March 2006. They started a long courtship of 7 years before they would finally be wed. He accepted the call to ministry in October 2006 while he was a member of The Sage Hall Gospel Service at Fort Bliss.

Rev. Harrison was licensed to preach by the Calvary Temple Church of El Paso, TX on June 24, 2008. In 2010 He became a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in El Paso, TX under the leadership of Reverend Doctor Ponce L. Brown. Rev. Harrison began training in basic theology, doctrine, and church leadership which lead to his being ordained as a minister of the gospel. Rev. Harrison was ordained in February 2013. He was assigned to preach mini sermons at the Ambrosio-Guillen Texas State Nursing Home on the third Sunday of each month as part of his training.

On the 24th day of March 2013, Rev. Roger Harrison Sr and Ms. Michelle Williams were joined together in holy matrimony with Pastor Dr. Ponce L. Brown officiating. Their 7 year courtship ended and they started a life of wedded bliss which gets stronger and stronger with each passing year. On March 24, 2020 Rev. Roger Harrison and his wife Michelle celebrated their 7th year anniversary. God has blessed them with five wonderful children combined as well as grand and great grandchildren. Rev. Harrison has dedicated his life first to Christ, second to his adorable wife and family. And now, he is dedicating himself to the Shiloh Baptist Church family to carry out what God has entrusted to him.

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall be continually in my mouth. Psalms 34:1.

 
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