Called to preach at age twenty-one, Russell A. Morris has devoted his adult life to Christian ministry. His love for people is evident in both personal and pastoral relationships. Since May 1, 2000, he has served as lead pastor at Harvest Hills. He also serves as district overseer for the Churches of God in Alamance County and has served in various leadership roles within the denomination, including two elected terms on the WNC USA Missions Board and four elected terms on the WNC State Council. From 1996-1999 he served as part-time professor of pastoral studies at East Coast Bible College in Charlotte, NC, and currently serves as a member of the online faculty for Lee University’s Division of Adult Learning. His expository preaching and practical teaching offer relevant biblical insight for effectively living the Christian life.
Dr. Morris is a graduate of Lee University (BA), the Church of God Theological Seminary (MA), and Erskine Theological Seminary (DMin). CPE was completed at North Carolina’s Baptist Hospital. He then earned two research degrees (the MTh and PhD) from the South African Theological Seminary. Dr. Morris is the author of two books: Christian Ethics: Where Life and Faith Meet (2009); and Truth Matters: A Pastoral Assessment of Word of Faith Theology (2012).