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Poquoson, Virginia, United States
January 12, 2017

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Biographical Information

Rev. Wayne Clay Harrison

Licensed on: May 26, 1974 Ordained on: October 28, 1979

Sycamore Baptist Church South Quay Baptist Church

Franklin, Virginia 23851 Suffolk, Virginia 23437

Family Information

Date of Birth: January 17, 1953

Birthplace: Franklin, Virginia 23851

Home Address: 1426 Poquoson Ave

Poquoson, Virginia 23662

Telephone: 757-***-**** (home)

757-***-**** (cell)

Office Address: Sunrise House Adult Day Care

1310 Todds Ln.

Hampton, Virginia 23666

Telephone: 757-***-**** (office)

757-***-**** (fax)

Marriage Date: July 7, 1979

Wife’s Maiden Name: Loren Deborah Moyer

Birthplace: Newport News, Virginia

Wife’s Occupation: Teacher

Certified to teach NK-7

Endorsed to teach reading K-12

Children: Holly Nicole Harrison Scroggins (married)

Grandchild: Ashley Nicole Scroggins

Educational Information

High School: 1972 Graduate, Franklin High School of Franklin, Va.

College: 1976 Graduate, Averett University of Danville, Va.

Degree Earned: B. A. in Religion and Philosophy - Physical Education, Sociology

and Psychology were the related fields (now most often referred to as minors)

Graduate School: 1979 Graduate, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary of Wake

Forest, North Carolina

Degree Earned: Master of Divinity with Religious Education

Continuing Education: 18+ hours that can count toward a Doctorate Degree


Leading Systems Amid Change

Values-based Tactical Planning

Bowman Theory

21 C Visioning

Beyond the 18+ hours:

8 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) credited by The College of Pastoral

Supervision & Psychotherapy - CPE units correlate to the Doctorate level

Each unit represents 400 hours of practice (8 units = 3200 hours) which included

work in the hospital through all departments. Of particular significance was that

of developmental stages for all ages as well as the developmentally impaired.

While working as a QMHP training was gained in crisis therapy, art therapy, and music


Secular Employment

Employee for Porter’s Supermarket and Tastee Freez while in high school

Employee for Union Camp Corp. for first two summers after high school

January 2006 to June 2014 - Clinician/Counselor QMHP with Family Redirection

Institute Inc. (part time)

Church Employment

7/74 - 8/74 Summer Youth Pastor, First Baptist of Ridgeway, Va.

5/74 - 1/76 Youth Pastor, Rivermont Baptist of Danville, Va.

1/76 - 5/76 Ministry Intern, Moffett Memorial of Danville, Va.

5/76 - 8/76 Director, Henry County Baptist Associational Campgrounds of

Martinsville, Va.

8/76 - 5/78 Minister of Youth and Education, First Baptist of Ridgeway Va.

5/78 - 8/78 Summer Youth Pastor, Sycamore Baptist of Franklin, Va.

2/79 - 12/81 Pastor, South Quay Baptist of Suffolk, Va.

12/81 - 11/87 Pastor, Howertons Baptist of Howertons, Va. (Essex County)

11/87 - 6/93 Sr. Pastor, First Baptist of Norton, Va.

6/93 - 6/98 Sr. Pastor, Belmont Baptist of Roanoke, Va.

6/98 - 11/06 Sr. Pastor, Memorial Baptist of Hampton, Va.

11/06 – 5/07 Chaplain for Gloria Dei Ministries

5/07 to present Pastoral Director, Sunrise House of Hampton, Va.

Work Experience

Some highlights would be the following:

1 I have been pastor of two congregations that were split before I came. Utilizing

listening skills and ministry these two congregations came back together.

2 I have extensive experience in children and youth ministries and while in

Martinsville as Associational Camp Director I was responsible for all programming and

the coordination of the children, youth, and adult camps. Much emphasis was placed on

an integrated physical education program with spiritual growth. Beyond this, I was the

director of the children’s division for Mission Week for Virginia Baptists at Eagle Eyrie

(Virginia Baptist’s State Camp) for 9 years.

3 While in Norton, I was the minister of a parallel congregation of the deaf who

gathered from as far away as North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

This eventually became coordinated with the ministries of the Virginia Baptist Board

who still to this date are a part of First Baptist of Norton.

4 From August 2006 until 2009 I worked as a hospital chaplain relieving the full

time chaplain to conduct Clinical Pastoral Counseling classes (CPE) during this time

with his students for the hospital.

5 From August of 2006 until May of 2007 I began serving as chaplain at Sunrise

House Adult Day Care.

6 From May of 2007 until present I was called as the Pastoral Director of Sunrise

House Adult Day Care whose participant population is age 18 and older and whose

ministry extends to both participants and their caregivers.

7 I regularly participate in ministerial responsibilities at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

also as a staff pastor.

8 I supply at other local churches and am selected for various training and teaching


Civic/Cultural Activities

At Averett University, beyond classes in the arts (especially music) I was a part of

several musical groups including the Averett Singers who traveled throughout the state

representing the university.

While working full time on my Masters degree, beyond the classes in worship arts and

music, I was a part of the seminary choir.

Member of numerous civic/cultural organizations and activities in college and beyond.

Of special interest might be:

Past school board member

Past Virginia School Boards Association member

Past member, Tate/Leftwich Coalition for Historic District Housing Improvement

Present community speaker

Present PTA member

Present school volunteer

Present Deputy Chaplain for the Hampton City Fire Department

Ministerial Activities

In college and beyond there have been too many to list. Of interest might be the


Have always been an active member of the local ministerial associations

Have been a member of almost all of the Virginia Baptist (State) General Association


Organizer, past member, and chairperson of the St. Mary’s Hospital Chaplaincy


Chaplain and Family Liaison for the South Mountain Mine Disaster

Retreat Leader

State Missions staff teacher for 12 years

State Missions staff Director for children for 9 years

Received and completed training for Directors of Missions at Glorietta Convention


Additional Activities

I have been actively involved in: working on campus with college student ministry,

recreation, music, church planting, church survey and outreach work, college student

placement, public relations, developing handicap access, church training development,

conflict management, marriage counseling, family counseling, individual counseling,

deputy fire/rescue chaplain, etc.

Special Interests and Abilities

I have always been a volunteer in public service serving on many governmental

committees and the like. I am especially proud of my public service and support of local

public and private schools and the teachers and administrators who make school a

success. I’ve been honored for outstanding service to vocational education as well as

volunteerism in our schools. I have been involved and interested in crisis ministry. My

involvement in such ministry ranges from murders, to vehicle accidents, to mine

disasters, to Roanoke’s worst fire disaster, and many points between. When I had time I

use to teach private voice lessons and music appreciation. I love the water and while in

college took advanced swimming for two semesters, I then taught swimming with my

professor. This was after earning my Life Saving as well as Water Safety Instructor

certification in college. Other personal interests include music, water sports, kayaking,

model railroading, gardening, and racquetball.

References for Rev. Wayne Clay Harrison

Dr. John Upton Mrs. Barbara Collins

P. O. Box 8568 1029 Virginia Ave.

Richmond, Virginia 23226 Norton, Virginia 24273

804-***-**** (office) 276-***-**** (home) 276-***-**** (cell)

Dr Robert Dale Dr. Charles Bang (Sr. Pastor at Gloria Dei)

7126 Magnolia Cottage Drive 3 Fulton Farm Rd.

Mechanicsville, Va 23111 Hampton, Va. 23669

804-***-**** (home) 757-***-**** (church)

804-***-**** (cell) 757-***-**** (home)

Other references can be provided upon request.

My Journey

Rev. Wayne Clay Harrison

From Where I Came

God has challenged me in every ministry to which He has called. Each ministry

challenge has been different and God has always provided the gifts and talents needed. I

have had broad counseling experiences ranging from the rural, to small towns, to the

inner city. I have had broad Virginia cultural experiences from the coasts of Virginia to

its far southwest mining towns from one end of the state to the other. I have found the

people of Virginia to be as diverse as its terrain. In counseling in these diverse

circumstances I have counseled with murderers and victims of murder. I’ve counseled in

the midst of fire disasters, mining disasters, flood disasters, and the politics of

preventing such future catastrophes. I’ve been called frequently to be the calm voice of

relief to ministers questioning their calling as well as counseling churches grieving from

the loss of a pastor.

To Where I Am

After having served my last pastorate for 7 years I was a year and a half overdue for my

sabbatical. For over a year I struggled with what I wanted to do. I finally decided that

since I had an interest in being a chaplain that some program that would enhance my

already strong counseling skills would be good. The program of study that has most

benefited pastors has been Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). I was accepted into the

program with the Veterans Administration (accredited through the Association for

Clinical Pastoral Education) as well as one with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (accredited

through The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy). Because I felt that the

one with Gloria Dei might be better beneficial to me, I chose the one at Gloria Dei.

Latter the director of the church adult day care resigned due to a family illness. After the

Senior Pastor considered several candidates, he approached me. He had never had a

pastor as director of this ministry and wanted one at this time. I had not applied and was

not considering a change at that time. After prayerful consideration and the conviction

that this was a true call, I accepted.

Consider these facts in my present ministry.

As Pastoral Director at Sunrise House, these are the first years that the Adult Day Care

has operated with little or no deficit.

Responsibilities of the Pastoral Director include:

Counsel with participants and direct the programs and staff

Counsel with participant families financially and otherwise

Stay abreast of current laws and regulations

Total responsibility for a budget

Negotiate contracts

Be spokesperson for the ministry

Give regular updates to the church

Responsible for bidding process and acceptance of bids on services

Responsible for meeting inspection standards

Supervise staff including hiring and dismissals

Oversee staff records

Responsible for billing and payroll

Responsible for supervision of facility maintenance

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