The Rev. Anthony Ray Harrison, right, will be formally installed Sunday as pastor of Faith Temple Church in Momeyer. With him is his wife, the Rev. Rena Harrison.

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The Rev. Anthony Ray Harrison, right, will be formally installed Sunday as pastor of Faith Temple Church in Momeyer. With him is his wife, the Rev. Rena Harrison.

Faith Temple Church calls minister

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MOMEYER – A Nash County native has accepted the call to serve as Faith Temple Church’s next pastor.

The Rev. Anthony Ray Harrison formally takes the post during an installation service at 4 p.m. May 25, a release says.

“We’re looking forward to great things and have great expectations,” Harrison and his wife, Rena, said in the release. “We are believing God for greater visions and greater works for the church and community.”

Harrison brings a wide variety of experience to the position, much of it related to young people and education. He previously has served as youth pastor of Three Dimensional Ministries in Elm City and is the founder of the Ordered by God gospel music ministry.

In civic life, he works as a social studies teacher at Southern Nash Middle School and has been a school patrol officer for the Nash County Sheriff’s Department and the past director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties program in Nashville.

“Although I have a wealth of experience in several areas, I feel those experiences will be better utilized and more beneficial in counseling and guidance capacities within the ministry,” Harrison said in the release. “My desire is to use God’s gift in the pulpit by example, by exaltation and by simply preaching the word of God and not my own.”

Harrison also is a graduate of Southern Nash High School and of Shaw University.

The Harrisons, who live in Rocky Mount, have four children and six grandchildren. He also is the son of Deacon Robert and Elsie Harrison of Middlesex.

The church voted unanimously at a special business meeting to offer the position to Harrison, the release says.

Faith Temple Church is at 5513, Momeyer Way, Momeyer.