House of Worship: Mt. Welcome M.B.C. Decatur, Ga. / Chaplain, 100 Black Men of Atlanta
Social Media Handles: Facebook: @TraceyHarris Instagram: @gospeltribuneatlanta Twitter: @gospeltribune
Pastor Tracey Harris is a charismatic orator whose sermons are as impactful as his musical direction. He is equal parts pastor and international minister of Music as praise and worship are at the forefront of his calling.
When did you know that God was calling you to be a messenger of the gospel?
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of 12. I recognized very early on that I would be used by God to impact the lives of many and join the ranks of clergy. Later, I received confirmation of my assignment from the Lord in a prophetic dream. While just a babe in Christ, God revealed to me in this dream that I would be one day preaching to very large crowds.
What three successful habits are a part of your daily routine that help you maintain your success, sanity and peace of mind?
As my relationship with the Lord has matured over the years, I have grown to hold three things sacred each day in any order: Praise & Worship, Devotion, and Meditation. I absolutely love to sing, it’s a form of breathing for me. The best leaders are readers, so I enjoy studying the depths of God’s word every day. There is just so much to learn about God—our human minds couldn’t contain it all. Still, I love to try! Lastly, meditation is an extension of my worship. I find the most interesting opportunities to meditate. Whether it’s in the middle of the day watching builders tirelessly construct a large building, cruising on my motorcycle (Honda 1800 VTS), shooting pool, or celebrating the early morning stillness –I make it a habit to seize the moment of peaceful surrender. That’s where I am ministered to and ultimately where I discover my strength –in meditation.
Who is your biggest inspiration? Why?
My biggest inspiration is fatherhood. My children are the cornerstone of my growth and existence –challenging me to improve every day. I recognize that the older they get the smarter they become. Watching them develop and flourish is a joy. I must admit, my children possess a powerful intellect. They provoke me to listen more and then comprehend and appreciate their perspectives. So, as it relates to my performance, the ordinary just won’t do.
Who are your favorite Biblical figures? Please explain.
There are two characters in the bible that impact me most. I am inspired by David’s life because of his radical praise. He wasn’t perfect. He missed the mark many times. Still, despite his shortcomings, he goes down in history for his love and admiration towards God. He was a man after God’s heart –striving to become all that God created him to be.
Moses, with God’s help and direction, lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. This wasn’t an easy task. He had to hear from God, trust what he heard, and then believe God was with him. This belief kept him anchored to the assignment. Despite his own self-doubt and the obstacles that lie ahead of him he never wavered. He never entertained the idea of not obeying God