Welcome to Love Lifted Me Higher

About Me

My background

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I grew up in North Carolina, was saved as a child and called to into the ministry as a teenager. I have had the privilege of serving as a pastor for forty-one years in churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia. For the past fifteen years I have served as the editor of The Christian Index. I am  currently "redirecting" my ministry with a focus on preaching, writing and church renewal.

My faith

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While all of us will surely be tempted to compromise in this secular world, I am determined to place my faith in Jesus Christ and the absolute, impeccable, absolute truth of His Word, the Bible.



My involvement

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Although I officially retired at the end of 2018, I am determined to continue to herald the unsearchable riches of God in Christ Jesus. As long as God grants me strength and a sound mind. I want to communicate His truth in season and out of season wherever I am invited to preach and wherever people will listen to God's plan of salvation.

As an Author

Dr. Gerald Harris  served as a pastor of churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi and Georgia for 41 years prior to becoming the Editor of The Christian Index, America's oldest religious publication, in June 2003. Dr. Harris has written for a variety of denominational publications, including devotions for Open Windows and HomeLife magazines. He has authored five books, "Pardoned to be Priests," "Olympic Heroes: World-Class Athletes Winning at Life," "A Gentle Zephyr – A Mighty Wind," "The History of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board - 1972–2017" and "Blessings and Balderdash," a compilation of 99 of his more popular editorials in The Christian Index.  Dr. Harris is a graduate of Mercer University,  Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and has a doctor of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary. He and his wife, Martha Jean have three children and 13 grandchildren.