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Welcome to Ariel
Nick E. Harris's Bio
Ariel Ministries History
Philosophy
Awards and Honors


Family Background:
  Born: December 23, 1940 in Tulsa, OK
Parents: Rev. and Mrs. J.R. Harris of Tulsa, OK
Married: Crystal L. Russell of Ponca City, OK, May 26, 1979.
Four Children
Six Grandchildren

Educational Background:
  High School: 1968, Grand Saline High School,
Grand Saline, Texas.
Four Sport Letterman: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball

College:
  1962, BS in Biblical Studies and Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God College,
Waxahachie, Texas, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian.
Winner of Harmon Trophy for Best All Around Athlete 1962.

1966, BA in History and Political Science, Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas, Summa Cum Laude.

1972, M. Div., Graduate Seminary, Phillips University, Enid, Ok, Magna Cum Laude.

1966-1967, University of Tulsa School of Law, and
1972-1973 twenty-seven hours of Doctoral work at Phillips University.


Pastorates
  1969-1973, Carmen United Methodist Church, Carmen, OK
1973-1976, Lamont United Methodist Church, Lamont, OK
1976-1979, Albright United Methodist Church, Ponca City, OK
1979-1982, Fairview United Methodist Church, Fairview, OK
1982-2004, First United Methodist, OKC, OK

Positions Held
  1983-1993, Chairman of the Board of Each One Feed One, International.
1987- Present, President of Ariel Ministries.
1982-2004, Established a bible study, Loaves and Fishes, for the downtown Oklahoma City business community. This ministry continued unabated for over 22 years.

Publications

 

Books
The Lame Prince: A Study in Relational Grace
Becoming A Somebody
Seven Steps to Wholeness

Pending
The Feast of Israel
The Tabernacle in the Wilderness
The Priesthood of Israel
The Atoning Touch: The Healing Miracles of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel

Study Guides
Four Fabulous Visions: A Study Guide to the Amazing Book Of Revelations.
Ephesians: A Study on the Queen Epistle.

Taped Studies
Six Steps to the Throne
The Lost Son
Victory in Jesus
The Last Will and Testament of Jesus
The Run Away Slave

*Ariel Ministries has dozens of other taped sermons and teaching series available, plus a number of additional study guides.


Radio Ministry
  Founder and Teacher of Holy Ground, a national radio outreach presenting the good news of relational grace on the following stations:
The Oasis Network:
Tulsa, OK, 90.5 FM
OKC, OK, 88.1 FM
Hampton, VA, 91.5
Canton, OH, 88.7
Wilkins Communications
Kansas City, MO 1380 AM
Chattanooga, TN 1450 AM
Sky Angel Satellite Network

Television
  Served as co-hosts with Chris Harris on Trinity Broadcasting Network for many years.

Travels
  Traveled over thirty trips to the Holy Land where he is an acknowledged authority on Middle Eastern history.

Traveled three times to Kenya, East Africa, where he established a clinic near Mount Kenya.

Led tours to Egypt, Jordan, Greece and Turkey.


Honors Received
  1975, Salvation Army “Man of the Year”, Ponca City, OK,
1995, “Harry Denman Evangelism Award”, Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
2001, “Kingdom Builder Award”, Evangelical Covenant Church.

Special Achievements
 

Presented over twenty camp meetings including the 150 year old Hurricane Camp Meeting in Tulu, Kentucky, and the Beulah Camp Meeting in Illinois, one of the oldest camp meetings in America.

Led over forty persons into full time pastoral ministries.

Preached revivals and conducted teaching seminars in a wide variety of denominational settings from California to Massachusetts.

Perhaps best known as the pastor of the church destroyed by the Murrah Building bombing in 1995.

While pastoring First United Methodist Church in OKC, hosted two presidents of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush, two vice presidents of the United States, Albert Gore and Richard Chaney; two Attorney Generals of the United States, Janet Reno and John Ashcroft; plus the Surgeon General of the United States and a number of other dignitaries.

   
 





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