First Baptist Church of Tryon
Thursday, July 09, 2020
The Reverend Dr. Jeff C. Harris is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in North Wilkesboro, NC.  Jeff is a graduate of Appalachian State University, the Divinity School at Campbell University, and the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University.  He has also completed a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Jeff has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tryon since December of 2009.  Prior to his ministry in Tryon, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Independence, VA for seven years. 
Jeff is married to the former Jodi Baughn, who earned the BA and Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University.  They have three children, daughters Harper and Tilly, and son Simms.  Jeff enjoys golf, fly-fishing, backpacking, reading, and binge-watching Netflix.