Dr. Otto Harris Receives United Methodist Men Award

November 20, 2018

Rev. Dr. Otto D. Harris, III was recently honored as a recipient of the Society of John Wesley Award. The John Wesley Award is the highest award presented the United Methodist Men Foundation. Rev. Harris is an ordained elder in full connection to the Western North Carolina Conference and serves as pastor of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte. 
Dr. Harris is the Organizer and Director of Pass the Peace Feasts which bring black youth together with police officers and other community leaders in a social gathering. He is involved in projects that spiritually nurture and provide sustenance to the homeless and hungry in the community including the soup kitchen ministry at St. Mark’s UMC.
In the WNCC, he is known for his service on the Conference Worship Committee;  as a discernment team chair of the Metro District Committee on Ordained Ministry; Adjunct Faculty Member, Hood Theological Seminary; Board Member, Brotherhood/Sisterhood of Western North Carolina; Black Methodists for Church Renewal and a Member, Western North Carolina Justice and Reconciliation Team.
Rev. Dr. Harris is also a Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

(Pictured from left to right: Andre Dingle, local UMM President at St. Mark’s UMC, Rev. Dr. Otto Harris, pastor at St. Mark’s UMC –Charlotte, Hank Dozier, SEJUMM President, Rev. David Hockett, District Superintendent Metro District, and Chip Hand, Local VP at St. Mark’s UMC)