Dr. J. Gerald Harris was called into God's ministry as a high school senior in Valdese, NC. Since he was ordained by First Baptist Church of Valdese in 1961, he has enjoyed a long and fruitful ministry, winning many souls to Christ. Dr. Harris was educated at Mercer University (B.A.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Theo.), and Luther Rice Seminary (D.Min.).
Dr. Harris has served at churches across the Carolinas, Mississippi, and Georgia. He is currently editor of The Christian Index. Dr. Harris has held several positions within his denomination, including serving as President of the Georgia Baptist Convention in 1999.