Rev. Walter C. Harris, Sr.

Walter C. Harris, Sr., the Pastor of Carey Tercentenary A.M.E. Church is a proven and thoughtful man of God. He has been in the ministry for thirty years and a pastor for 25 years. Rev. Harris received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Roosevelt University. After his call to the ministry, Rev. Harris attended Garrett Theological Seminary to receive his Master of Divinity Degree.
The Lord put it on his heart to minister to the elderly population. As a result, he was the founder and pastor of Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church of Dolton, Illinois, where he served for 15 years.
Rev. Harris’ second pastoral assignment was at Carey Tercentenary A.M.E. Church, which is the church that he attended as a child. The church is located in the Lawndale Community where there are many needs. Rev. Harris has led the church in ministering to those needs. Hot meals are served to the homeless on a regular basis, a weekly food pantry disbursing food to economically deprived citizens, an annual program that provides health examinations, dental examinations, counseling, and health screenings for HIV Aids, Hypertension, Cholesterol, Mammograms, etc. and the annual Back to School Rally where school supplies are given to the children. The residents of Lawndale and Rev. Harris look forward to the Angel Tree where children are given toys, coats, scarves, hats and gloves for Christmas.
Rev. Harris is the author of “The Great Fraud” and “Catch The Fire”. The Great Fraud unveils the discrepancies of the Jehovah’s Witness Organization. He does seminars on the subject. Catch The Fire makes a distinct clarification of the term baptism of the Holy Fire. There have been many theological debates on this subject over the years by many scholars. Rev. Harris has had an eye-catching revelation which has turned his life around and he tells this story in Catch The Fire. He then confirms his newly convicted belief with biblical facts, life experiences and historical events.
Rev. Walter Harris is the former president of the A.M. E. Ministerial Alliance of Chicago and Vicinity. He served as president for three years. There he focused on assisting smaller congregation through fellowship services.
Rev. Harris is the proud father of four sons Keenan (Deceased/Lillian), Walter Jr. (Natalia), William and Warren. He is also the proud grandparent of Kevon, Kennedy, Keenan, Jalisa and Jalen.