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.

Our Greatest Need

Our Greatest Need      During these crazy times that we are experiencing we often ask ourselves, what is our greatest need? If we took a poll, we would get a wide range of answers. The answers would range from peace in our country to medical breakthroughs in the fight against the virus that seems to be out of control.  All these answers are true and are very much needed but I think our greatest need is much deeper and would encompass all these issues and far … [Read more...]

Freedom

On July 4, 1776, Congress officially approved the Declaration of Independence. In response to this momentous declaration of the united colonies’ separation from Great Britain, John Adams wrote these insightful words in a letter to his wife concerning the remembrance of this day, now known as Independence Day: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of … [Read more...]

Staying In touch with God, Family, Church family, and the Community during this Pandemic

I do not know about you, but I see that I am a person of routine. This is becoming more difficult for me as I wade through these days surrounded by social distancing. To begin with, it was a “change of pace," but the new has worn off. I can see some good things that have come out of this time. I see that families are spending more time together. Without being able to go as we please, we find ourselves at home and spending time with our families and finding new ways, or in some cases old ways to … [Read more...]

We are Still the Church

As I walk around the church facilities it is quiet. The ministries that once occupied these rooms are on hold and it is painfully quiet to me. You might say that the church is ‘on hold’ because of this pandemic but that is far from the truth. Times like this really show us that the church truly is the people not a building. From our Sunday morning online services, Zoom and group calls Sunday morning Sunday School, Wednesday night online bible study, and the many ministries going on around our … [Read more...]

Trust in the Lord

More than ever I am reminded of the Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.” As we navigate these days dealing with the COVID-19 virus, it is easy for us to get caught up in all the news and information and become afraid. It is hard for me being such a ‘people person’ to keep my ‘social distance,’ but we need to follow instructions that our leaders have given us … [Read more...]