By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer
MONROE, La. (LBM) – Evangelist Price Harris will be nominated for second vice president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention during the 2021 annual meeting.
James Hester, pastor of Social Springs Baptist Church in Ringgold, confirmed to the Baptist Message, Sept. 22, his intention to make the nomination.
The LBC annual meeting is scheduled to be held Nov. 16 in the North Monroe Baptist Church.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
Hester said his plan to nominate the candidate was due in large part due to Harris’s passion for sharing the Gospel and desire to see the state and world turn to Christ.
“I am nominating Brother Price Harris because he epitomizes Christian servitude,” Hester told the Baptist Message. “His unwavering faithfulness spans decades and he continues to be a bold Gospel witness at home and to the nations at 80 years old. I see in him the fruit of the Spirit, and he has set an example worthy for Louisiana Baptists and all believers to follow.”
Harris, who is a member at Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport, said he has enjoyed serving Louisiana Baptist churches in his evangelistic ministry and would use this opportunity to give back to them.
“Since evangelism is my focus, I also would look forward to helping others develop a greater passion for sharing the Gospel,” Harris said. “I feel like we have better days ahead and I want evangelism to be a vital part of our mission as we move forward as a Convention.”
BY THE NUMBERS
The database of the Annual Church Profile shows that Calvary Baptist gave 0.5 percent of its undesignated gifts through the Cooperative Program to support cooperative missions and ministries in 2020, amounting to $7,800 from undesignated receipts of $1,506,396. Calvary also contributed $6,000 to the Northwest Baptist Association.
The congregation supported the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering with a gift of $8,565.
Calvary Baptist averaged 643 in Sunday worship service and baptized 27 new believers in 2020.
A native of Tupelo, Miss., Harris has served as an evangelist since starting Price Harris Evangelism in 1989. While his music and missions ministry has taken him around the state and world, he has particularly enjoyed developing strong relationships with the local church and others in Jamaica, Romania, Mexico, Brazil, and the Philippines. Harris has led more than 500 people on more than 50 foreign mission trips.
Before he started Price Harris Evangelism, Harris was on staff as a music and youth minister at Hickory Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, Richton Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, Mississippi, First Baptist Church in Union, Mississippi, and First Baptist Church in Satsuma, Alabama. He also served as the single adult minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Harris and his wife, Ann Leonard, have been married 58 years and have two children and eight grandchildren.
Harris holds the Bachelor of Music in church music from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where, in June, he was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.