L. David Harris

PROFILE

L. David Harris is an evangelist, and extreme content creator who has been happily married to Jamaica-born, Simone (née Arboine) since 2001. They have one son named Josiah, whom they love with all their hearts.


Harris has been giving his service behind the scenes since 2013 while he was still a member of the Trench Town Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston; assisting the Conference in various projects that moved the CJC mission forward. He was the CJC's main speaker in our first-ever internet-based evangelistic programme (NET 2018) which was streamed online through multiple providers and downlinked to churches around the CJC. Subsequently, Harris has assisted various churches in the CJC to learn how to reach the masses for Christ through social media, and the World Wide Web. He invested most of his energies, in this regard, prayerfully catapulting the Portmore church's social media following to well over 10,000 persons in six short months and hosting several online programmes and Bible studies including, Your Daily Portion, a simple 10-minute daily Sabbath School lesson review, which is being streamed on the CJC's social media platforms.


Harris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in communications, media, and social media; having served as a long-time writer and social media evangelist for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists' Message Magazine (formerly housed in the General Conference's Review and Herald Publishing Association). He has published more than 1,500 articles for the Magazine since 1999, which was founded in 1898, and whose first editor was James Edson White, son of the SDA Church's co-founder, Ellen G. White. He has published nearly 100 books in print, e-book, and audio formats under his given name and various pseudonyms, mentored and published many authors (politicians, business persons, professionals, and ministers). The list goes on, but suffice it to say, Harris is committed to presenting a favourable image of the Church through hundreds of online videos and Bible studies.


During his 20 years serving Message Magazine, he also served as Assistant Registrar, Veterans Certifying Official, and Designated Official, handling immigration matters for international students at Washington Adventist University in the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (12+ years), and Academic Research Assistant (3 years) during his transition to Jamaica. Harris served one year as interim Youth Pastor, and at the Community Praise Church in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. His background is in behaviour modification and management. Harris had a successful career in that discipline; providing both direct care and middle management.


Most of all, Harris loves serving people and supporting their desire to give of their best to the Master (our Creator) while we await the coming of the Lord.