Chris Harris is Deaf Pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Berlin, New Jersey

Chris Harris was born into a Deaf family in Danville, Kentucky.  He attended the Kentucky School for the Deaf, and went on to attend Gallaudet University. It was there at Gallaudet where the Lord first started to work on his heart, showing him his need of salvation.  Up to this point in his life, he had never been interested in seeking God, in spite of the fact that he had often attended a Southern Baptist Deaf Church throughout his childhood. During the summer of his junior year, Chris started to take a look at his life, and realized that there was neither peace nor joy in his heart.  Through the testimony of his brother, Pastor Jeff Harris, Chris realized that he needed to change from the life of sin that he had been living.  He left Gallaudet and then moved to Oklahoma City, where he attended Oklahoma Baptist College. It was in the summer of 2004, at the Deaf Baptist Fellowship of America, that Chris finally realized that he needed to accept Christ into his heart. After graduating from Oklahoma Baptist College, Chris married his wife, Diana.  He worked as the Deaf Pastor at the Windsor Hills Baptist Church for 5 1/2 years.  Then, following God’s guidance, in 2013, Chris and Diana moved to Berlin, NJ where he is currently serving as the Deaf pastor at the Solid Rock Baptist Church. He and his wife, Diana are the parents of Abigail (7), Brandon (5), Ashlynn (2) and Joshua (almost 1).