Meet the Pastors

Archie L. Harris, senior founding pastor of New Life Christian Center (NLCC) in Laurel, Maryland, has a contagious passion for the redemption of lost souls and takes personal responsibility for representing the Cause of Christ in his everyday life.

With over 20 years of leadership and ministry experience, Pastor Archie L. Harris has made it his life’s commitment to relay to believers and unbelievers alike the unadulterated Word of God in practical and impactful ways. Pastor Harris’ ministry speaks of his competence and anointing to operate in the office of Pastor. Yet, always present is the necessary balance of love and compassion— as he gratefully remembers the day he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior in February of 1983.

Pastor Harris, a native of Norfolk, VA, served in the United States Army for three years. During this time he was stationed at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Pastor Harris was ordained by the Church of God in Christ, Washington, D.C. Jurisdiction in 1991. Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Kenneth L. Fowlkes, Pastor Harris went on to serve as the Assistant Pastor of Kingdom Builders Church of God in Christ. After a faithful seven year tenure at Kingdom Builders, Pastor Harris left in 1996 to establish New Life Christian Center in Laurel, Maryland—along with his wife, Co-Pastor Audrey W. Harris. In May of 2001, he left his career as a network computer specialist with Computer Sciences Corporation to serve full-time as senior pastor of New Life.

Pastor Harris has had the privilege to minister internationally, both in Japan and England. His anointed preaching and teaching has impacted the lives of thousands over the years. Pastor Harris has been married to his wife, Audrey, for more than 24 years, and they have six children.



Co-Pastor Audrey Harris houses an authentic anointing to teach the Word of God that allows her to skillfully identify the culture and struggles of the generations and reach them where they are. She serves as Co-Pastor at New Life Christian Center (NLCC) alongside her husband, Senior Pastor, Archie L. Harris.

As one who is culturally skilled in both the secular and sacred arenas, Co-Pastor Audrey Harris has integrated her calling to be prophetess, evangelist, teacher and counselor with her passion for true outreach. Since receiving Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, Co-Pastor Harris has not tired in living out the "Great Commission,” which commands us to go into the entire world. With her husband, she has traveled to both Japan and England to preach and teach the gospel. She is not opposed to being on the front lines in the battle for souls, including manning a bullhorn to preach the gospel of Jesus.

Within the four walls of NLCC, Co-Pastor Harris spearheads the Women's Ministry, is a teacher in the Ministry Training Program, and is instrumental in the continual development of NLCC’s Youth Department. A powerful woman of God, with an anointed ministry on the necessity of "Brokenness" in the Christian’s life, she is an individual who continually seeks the face of God for His plans and purpose for her life.

Co-Pastor Harris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Norfolk State University. She is a retiree of the State of Maryland where she worked as a social worker for Anne Arundel County. Her husband's adoring description of her as, "... a woman of grace and dignity," is most befitting. She is a woman true to Proverbs 31, and her children do rise up and call her blessed. Co-Pastor Harris has been married to her husband, Archie, for more than 24 years, and they have six children.