Rev. Tom Harris has served as Govans’ Senior Pastor since 2006. He has a strong commitment to biblically-based social justice advocacy. He believes every person is a child of God and the overwhelming testimony of the Bible calls us to dismantle oppression and injustice as a society and in our individual lives.
Tom graduated from Clemson University and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served churches in Michigan and South Carolina before landing in Maryland.
He has been vegan since 2016 and has become increasingly interested in the Christian calling to practice mercy and compassion for all living things. He enjoys gardening, hiking, walking his dogs, watching TV with his family, and reading science fiction/fantasy. Tom observes Sabbath on Saturdays.