Reverend David Harrison Jr, Executive Director, of New Communion, is a native North Carolinian, married to Renee and father of two. Rev. Harrison is an Ordained Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Pastor, with over fifteen years of ministerial experience and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of First Christian Church (www.disciplesofchrist.com), in Winston Salem, NC.
Rev. Harrison has always had a passion for God, People and Ministry. He has always thrived on making sure that ministry is not only confined to the “four walls” of the church, but instead reaching out to the community and “showing love to thy neighbor.”
He spent most of his career as an Information Technology Manager, serving the Piedmont Triad Region. Despite having a thriving career, Rev. Harrison knew that he still needed to pursue his purpose, as he frequently encourages others to do. He left his career to pursue ministry full time. During this time, he would be able to merge his passion for God, People, and Food Justice, in becoming the Executive Director of New Communion.
Rev. Harrison lives a life of service, with a concentration on community, justice and reconciliation. With a heart that is always concerned with the “least of these.” He firmly believes that there is room at God’s table for all people and a connection to God and creation can be found through the sacredness of a meal.