Department Head and Professor of Bible Exposition
B.A. English, Campbell College
M.A. Education NC Central University
M.Div. in Bible Exposition (Talbot Theological Seminary)
Th.M. in Bible Exposition (Talbot Theological Seminary)
Th.D. in Bible Exposition (Dallas Theological Seminary)
Dr. Harris grew up in the country near Raleigh, North Carolina. He was raised in a loving environment and always played sports of some kind or another. While he prayed to receive Christ around age eleven, he is unsure if he was saved then or afterward in college. Dr. Harris ran track in high school and for three years in college. He also taught 8th grade English for four years in the public school at North Garner Jr. High School. He loved teaching there.
Dr. Harris’s college team won many track meets. Because of that exposure and because he was a known believer, he was invited to speak in churches in the area. His life changed forever when Bobby Stevens in Raleigh, NC handed him a John MacArthur tape. It was then that Dr. Harris got into the Bible for the first time and never got out.
Dr. Harris taught seven years at Washington Bible College, pastored three and a half years at Berwyn Baptist Church in College Park, MD, and spent one year teaching a small group of men in Charlotte, NC. He then taught ten years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary/College In Wake Forest, NC. In 2006, Dr. Harris joined The Master’s Seminary faculty.
Dr. Harris and his wife, Betsy (Rogerson) Harris, married in 1983. They enjoy two children and their first grandson.
The Cup and the Glory (Kress)
The Darkness and the Glory (Kress)
The Stone and the Glory (Kress)
The Bible Expositor’s Handbook: Digital Old Testament (B&H Academic).
The Bible Expositor’s Handbook: Digital New Testament (B&H Academic).
The Bible Expositor’s Handbook: Combine printed edition of the Old and New Testament editions (B&H Academic; Pending)
The Face and the Glory (Pending)
Twelve academic, peer-reviewed journal articles with the 12th one: “And How Shall They Hear Without a Preacher?” (Spring TMS journal)
More about Dr. Harris
Tell us an interesting fact about you
I first met John MacArthur when I chauffeured him to the airport when he spoke in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Why are you passionate about Bible Exposition?
After I got into the Bible, I lost all interest in reading novels and in playing music. Sound Bible exposition is important because it is essential in every group—from children’s church all the way to the adults, college, or seminary classes.
What ministries you are currently involved in?
TMS, my writing ministry, and (trying to) minister to my wife.
If you were an animal, what would you be?