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Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris is Senior Pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD

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Why Should Someone Commit To A Church? What Does It Mean To Commit To A Church? Joshua Harris | June 28, 2011 | Category: Sermons
What Is The Relationship Between God And Sexuality? Why Is Sex Such A Big Deal? Joshua Harris | June 28, 2011 | Category: Sermons
How Does The Christian Resist Temptation? Joshua Harris | June 28, 2011 | Category: Sermons
Unity in the Cross Joshua Harris | June 29, 2009 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Unity
The Truth: Rediscovering Humble Orthodoxy Joshua Harris | June 29, 2009 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Truth
Ministering in a Church-Hopping Society Joshua Harris | April 22, 2009 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Culture
Don't WorryÖSeek the Kingdom Joshua Harris | January 4, 2009 | Luke 12:22-34 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Kingdom of God
The Folly of Greed Joshua Harris | December 28, 2008 | Luke 12:13-34 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Money
Prayer for Spiritual Strength Joshua Harris | November 9, 2008 | Ephesians 3:14-21 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Perseverance
God's Blessings in Salvation Joshua Harris | September 21, 2008 | Ephesians 1:3-14 | Category: Sermons | Topic: Gospel

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Joshua has served as the lead pastor of Covenant Life Church since 2004. His role is to provide vision and direction for the church and pastoral team by throwing himself into preaching, prayer, leadership and loving people. One of his main gifts is making truth from the Bible clear, relevant and easy-to-understand as the primary teacher on Sunday mornings.

Joshua grew up outside Portland, Ore., the oldest of seven kids. Raised in a Christian home, he came to know Christ as a teenager. At age 17, God began to stir in him a desire to call his generation to passionate commitment to Jesus. Following in the footsteps of his father, Gregg Harris, a leader in the home-schooling movement, he began speaking at youth conferences and publishing a magazine for teens. Joshua wrote his first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, at 21. It focused on honoring God in relationships and romance and became an international bestseller.

Through the teaching and friendship of C.J. Mahaney, Joshua was challenged to see the central role of the local church in God’s mission in the world. In the late ‘90s Joshua moved to Covenant Life to receive on-the-job training and mentoring. He fell in love with the church and met and fell in love with his wife Shannon. They now have three children. 

Covenant Life is located in the heart of the ethnically diverse and growing Montgomery County—Maryland's largest county and on the doorstep of the nation's capitol. The church's mission is to worship God, love one another and make disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Joshua’s recent books include Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters and his latest, Humble Orthodoxy: Holding The Truth High Without Putting People Down.