Our Pastor

Pastor Maurice M. Harris, Sr.

Maurice M. Harris, Sr., is the Pastor-Teacher of the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church of San Jose, California. He has
over 25 years of serving as a Pastor. Maurice Harris is the founding Pastor of the Progressive Community Church of
Stockton, California. He has studied and received degrees from Sacramento State University, Dallas Baptist University,
Golden Gate Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. His first book, “The Church That Christ
Builds/Christ’s Teaching on Evangelism” is completed and will be published in July 2019. He is the graced husband of
Alicia and the blessed father of six adult children, Maurice Jr., Mark, Jasolyn, Moses, Ariel, Aaron (deceased) and
three grandchildren, Elyse, Leia, and Ezekiel. In his spare time, he delights in reading and spending quality time with
the love of his life and best friend in the entire world, Alicia. His life scripture is, “Be anxious for nothing, but in
everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of
God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)