First EPC

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Joyce Harris

Joyce Harris has been the Associate Pastor here at First EPC since February 2006.  She served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU) for 17 years and completed seminary by earning her Masters of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary.  She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from “THE” Ohio State University.

Joyce and her husband “the amazing Brian Harris” have been married for about 12 years.  She grew up in Newark, Ohio and has also lived in the Metro-Detroit area, Indianapolis and Coldwater, Michigan as well as here in Kokomo.

Joyce’s “job” at First EPC includes Outreach & Evangelism, she oversees the Deacons and Congregational Life and she preaches regularly.  Her passions include sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and walking with people through challenging situations.  She enjoys being a part of equipping the church to fulfill the great commandment and great commission and helping people discover their gifts and find their place in using those gifts in service to the Lord.

She has traveled extensively…Ethiopia, Scotland, Mexico City, Leningrad Russia, England, Turkey, South Africa, Chiapas Mexico and Israel.

Her favorite passage in the Bible is Psalm 37:3-5

Something random about Joyce is that she and Brian love to ballroom dance.  She also enjoys reading & traveling (as you can see).  Besides inspirational Christian music of all types, she also enjoys big band music.


Here are some of Joyce’s favorites:

Food: Shrimp or Blue Gill

Drink: black coffee

Candy: Snickers

Snack: Pretzels

Sports Team: THE Ohio State University BUCKEYES!

Gum: Sugar Free Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum

Restaurant: Red Lobster or Chili’s


You can email Joyce at  or call the church office Monday-Thursday between 8am and 4pm at (765)457-8201