Dan Harrison

About Dan Harrison

Dan joined the staff of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in March of 2009 following his time with The First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas. He is a native Floridian and enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, and gardening. His passion is church work and his favorite verse from scripture is Jeremiah 29:10-12, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Easter Weekend

Wow! Words cannot ever express how I felt Sunday as we gathered to celebrate the Risen Lord. Our service was packed as we gathered our church together for worship on Easter Sunday. I can’t remember when we have had that many in worship together. Our count was 796. It was truly a blessing! Maundy Thursday Service is always a special service for me as we gather for the Lord's Supper and reflect on the suffering that Christ endured as he faced the cross. It was wonderful way to begin the … [Read more...]

Thank You

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Leisa and I moved to Eastern Hills to serve on this staff. Time has passed quickly. There have been a lot of changes during the past 10 years. My family has grown as we have added a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 6 grandchildren. It was also during these years that we lost my sister Jana. This church has celebrated with us and cried with us as we have gone through these changes personally. More than anything else this church … [Read more...]

New Growth

It is hard to believe that March is here. 2019 is moving forward at a rapid pace. The trees budding and flowers blooming tell us that Spring is here. I love this time of the year because it is a time to plant our gardens. It is exciting to look around and see things growing and turning green again.  It is also exciting seeing our church grow. Numbers are up and there is excitement in the air as we worship and as we continue to see new folks visiting our church and getting involved in our … [Read more...]

Trusting God

This past Saturday I traveled through rural Alabama to a small community in North West Florida for a family reunion. Our reunion is held at the church where my Great Grandfather worshiped as he was raising his family of 13 children in the early 1900’s. This place is in the middle of nowhere. I have traveled to this place every year for many years. As I always do, I used technology as I traveled. I had the route in my GPS as I have done many times. When I reached the north side of Elba, Alabama … [Read more...]

Christmas!

I love the Christmas Season! All of the excitement in the air, the decorations and of course the parties make this one of my favorite times of the year. To keep all of these in proper perspective we must remember that the reason for all of this is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. In the midst of all of the activities, we must not ever forget to keep Christ the central point in all we do. This Sunday is a great time to kick off the season as our choirs, orchestra and drama teams will … [Read more...]