Pastor Jim Harris
Pastor Jim Harris was raised in Phoenix, AZ, where in August of 1983 he had a powerful conversion experience that set him free from a life of drugs and hopelessness.  Pastor Jim graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1986 and New Life Bible School the following year. Pastor Jim married his wife Debbie in December 1986 and together they pastored Portland Christian Center for 31 years beginning in November 1988. Mrs. Debbie transitioned to heaven in the summer of 2018, and now she champions on her husband from the grand stands.
Pastor Jim’s “down to earth” and transparent teaching style is a refreshing change for many who have traded “religious” rules and regulations for a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The calling and anointing on his life are evident as the power of God manifests regularly to set others free just as the Lord set him free way back then. Because he has a heart for seeing the Gospel transform the world, he has traveled to such places as Sri Lanka, Africa, Latvia, Haiti and several cities in Mexico teaching in Bible schools and preaching in churches and crusades. Pastor Jim is licensed and ordained with RMAI (Kenneth Hagin Ministries) and served as a District Director for three years.