REVEREND PAIGE A. HARRIS
Reverend Paige A. Harris humbly serves as the 8th pastor of the historic Third Baptist Church (TBC) in Washington, District of Columbia.
He currently serves, in his second term, as the Vice President of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, headquartered in Washington, D.C. an organization with over 160 churches in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Before being selected to pastor TBC in March 2015, he served as Executive Assistant to Rev. Cheryl Sanders at the Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC.
From 2007 to 2012, Pastor Harris served as Executive Officer and Associate Pastor at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC, where Bishop Glen A. Staples is the Senior Pastor.
From 2003 to 2007, Pastor Harris served as the Senior Pastor at the Church of the Harvest in Cleveland, Ohio. Under his pastorate, the church grew from 23 members to over 250. Prior to serving at the Church of the Harvest, Pastor Harris
served as an Associate Pastor at New Fellowship Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio, from 1998 to 2000, and as Interim Pastor at Jeffersonville Church of God in Jeffersonville, Ohio in 2001.
Pastor Harris was called into Christian service in 1996, under the leadership of Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor, First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Here, he served as an Associate Minister and Director of the Men’s Ministry.
Pastor Harris was first ordained in 2001 through the Church of God Reformation Movement (Anderson, Indiana). In 2008, he was also ordained as a Baptist Minister at the former Johenning Baptist Church, which is now the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC.
During his service in the United States Air Force, Pastor Harris served in Operation Desert Storm, where he received a medal of commendation for service beyond the call of duty.
Pastor Harris is the father of two sons, Todd and David Harris. As a son of the ministry, he joins his father, Elder Al Harris, former professor at the School of Biblical Theology in Columbus, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Reverend Louise Staples (deceased); and uncle, Bishop Glen Staples, Senior Pastor, Temple of Praise in Washington, D.C.; and brother, Pastor Lance T. Aubert, Sr., Grace Temple Christian Church, Houston, TX. And a host of other family members currently in ministry.
Above all else, Pastor Harris is SAVED by the Grace of God and strives to answer the call God has placed on his life.