Jerry Harris

About Jerry Harris


Jerry Harris is Lead Pastor of The Crossing, a multi-site mega-church, planted in several  communities ranging in population from 125 to 40,000. Under Jerry’s leadership, The Crossing has grown from 230 people to over 7000 at nine locations in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa. Outreach Magazine named The Crossing the 19th Fastest Growing Church in America. The Crossing is also the 65th largest church in America with an attendance of over 7,500.

Jerry is also the author of Micropolitan Church(Crossbooks/Lifeway 2011), 50 Days(Crossing publications 2011), and Shifted: The Crossing Story(an Exponential E-book).

He is Chairman of the Board of Care India, a mission located in southeastern India.

Jerry and his wife Allison have been ministering together for over 30 years. They have four children: Ben, Jessi, Joey, and Abby and reside in Quincy, Illinois.

Education: Indiana University and Ozark Christian College