Reverend Joseph S. Harrison, Jr.

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me.  Because He hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor. 

He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted.  To preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind. 

To set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

                                                                                           (Luke 4:18-19)

Reverend Harrison’s guiding philosophy is . . .

“Whatever one touches in life, his aim should always be to leave that which he touches better than he found it.”

Reverend Joseph S. Harrison, Jr., born the third child to the late Reverend and Mrs. Joseph S. Harrison, Sr. and the father of three sons, was the shepherd of the Mt. Hill Fellowship Community Church in Montmorenci, South Carolina.


His leadership, educational training, and his vision for spiritual enlightenment have enabled the church, formerly the Mt. Hill Missionary Baptist Church, to undergo a total transformation of growth in the following areas:  stewardship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship and worship. 

Under his leadership, the Mt. Hill Church Family has a clear understanding and commitment to honor and obey the

Constitution and Bi-laws of the Church as they are governed by the Word of God.


Realizing life’s great challenges and obedient to his calling to the ministry, Reverend Harrison pursued a higher education. 

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Philosophy in 1983 from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia.  Excelling to greater heights, he also completed a Master of Divinity in 1992 from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia.


His loyalty, dedication and drive to pave a better road for the future generation has affiliated him with several community and professional organizations including:  the Margaret Weston Health clinic (Vice-Chairman); the Christian Fellowship Churches of Aiken (President); Aiken’s Ministers Fellowship; Aiken Chapter of the NAACP; All S.A.I.N.T.S; Prison Ministry; Georgia/Carolina Crime Prevention Committee; Aiken Regional Hospital Heart Specialist Committee; Operation PUSH; The Rainbow Coalition; The Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Schofield Alumni Association (President); and Morehouse Alumni Chapter (Augusta and National).


Reverend Harrison teaches that the greatest challenge is remembering who and whose we are and keeping our mind, the channel of our temporal self, open to the wisdom and power of our transcendent self.  He believes that much of our ability to experience inner peace and happiness rests with our willingness to accept change. 

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Physical Address

185 Old Tory Trail

Aiken, SC 29801

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 91
Montmorenci, SC 29839