Harris Bond, a native of Yazoo City, MS, has been involved in pastoral ministry for 15 years. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC (M.Div.). While serving as the Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Belzoni, MS he met Laura Beth Shields, a graduate of Delta State University who was then living & working in the Jackson area. They married in 2008 and just 3 months later moved to Sylacauga, Alabama where Harris served as the Pastor of Knollwood Presbyterian Church. After 10+ years of proclaiming Christ and serving among a community they love–and three kids later!—they have seen the Lord equipping them and calling them back to the Delta through the Presbytery of Mississippi Valley to the work of Church Planting. They have a passion for the Gospel, the local church and the university setting through their home churches and their love for RUF.
The Twin Cities area of Ouachita Parish, encompassing Monroe and West Monroe, has a population of just over 156,000 and acts as a “hub-city” for Northeast Louisiana. Not only is there no PCA presence in Ouachita Parish, the statical percentage of the population of Louisiana unaffiliated or not involved with an evangelical Protestant church in 73%, making for a large segment of Monroe / West Monroe unchurched or “de-churched” or “underchurched.” This speaks volumes for the need of a Reformed, Gospel-shaped witness.
Our earnest desire is to create a welcome space of friendships for anyone (the unchurched, the de-churched, those needing a Gospel-centered church) to explore and to “taste and see” the Person and reality of Jesus in the Gospel, and to overflow in the reconciliation & renewal of people to God, of people(s) to one another, and of people to their Twin Cities. We are here for both the convinced and the unconvinced, for both the lost and the found, for both the burned and bored in their spiritual journey.