Please welcome our new minister:

Rev. Nathan A. Harris


A native of Greensboro, NC., Rev. Nathan A. Harris currently serves as pastor at Laughlin Memorial UMC and at Newlyn Street UMC.

Rev. Harris has varied and numerous interests and gifts that cover both the secular and spiritual worlds. His active life exemplifies John Wesley’s theology and the edict from Micah 6:8 (NKJV):

“He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”




His degrees include a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (law) and a Bachelor of Science (business) from Howard University and a Master of Divinity (theology) from Duke University.

Rev. Harris has served as teacher and preacher at colleges, seminaries, and churches, pastoring 4 churches in North Carolina, Washington DC, and Maryland; preaching in 28 states and 6 countries; lecturing and conducting workshops on diversity, anti-racism, and homiletics at 5 seminaries in Virginia, Chicago, Maine, and Pennsylvania and has taught business law at 4 colleges.

Before his service as preacher and professor, Rev. Harris worked at these Federal Agencies:
*the White house
*National Labor Relations Board
*Consumer Products Safety Commission
*Department of the Interior
*Naval Air System Command

“Brother Pastor,” as Rev. Harris refers to himself, also enjoys a variety of liberal arts. He is a published author of poetry, enjoys theatre, photography, and ball room dance.

His best friend is his father, John H. Harris, III.
Most importantly, he is saved by the grace of God!