Elder Harris was educated in the public schools of Maryland and he attended Maryland State College majoring in Psychology. He studied further at The Southern Baptist Seminary External Division, Tallahassee Bible Institute, The Ambassador College, and Rutgers Graduate School of Business. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education in 1994 and is just hours away from a Master of Leadership and Management from Logos Christian College and Graduate Schools.
Elder Harris, Pastor, Leader, Volunteer and Veteran, he is the current pastor of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church. He began his pastorate at Mt. Olive on September 4, 1992. Elder Harris has pastored in Madison, Florida 1980 – 1984, and Tallahassee, Florida from 1984 – 1992 at which time he was called to the Pastorate at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Elder Harris has also been instrumental in directing the Church in becoming incorporated. In addition to all of the many long, productive hours he dedicate to the Church, he also is involved in numerous other religious and community activities that Mt. Olive and many other Churches have benefited from. Some of these activities include, The Jacksonville Children’s Commission July 2008 – 2017(Served as Chairman 2013-2015), Chairman, National Primitive Baptist Publishing Board (2005- 2013), President, Jacksonville Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, Member, Board of Directors, Religious Conference Managers Association (RCMA), Past-Member, Board of Directors FAMU Institute on Urban Policy and Commerce, State Director of The African American Ministers leadership Council, a National Organization of People For the American Way Foundation , Southeastern Regional Vice President-National Primitive Baptist Convention USA (1998-2012)
Elder Harris serves the community through his work in Social Justice through Civic Engagement, where he is focused on making a difference in the lives of the least, the left out and the underserved by advocating for change.
The U. S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation named Elder Lee E. Harris for the year 2000, recipient of the FBI’s Community Leadership Award.
He enjoys life with his wife Betty of many years, and daughter Paula and granddaughter Ashanti both who lives in Tallahassee.