John R. Harrison, Pastor

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race,

I have kept the faith."

--2 Timothy 4:7

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My name is John Harrison. I live in the parsonage west of the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church, which is southwest of the intersection of westbound Highway 254 and County Road 295 at Carson's Corner, about three miles south of Hermitage, Missouri, where my mailing address is RR 2, Box 2184, Hermitage, MO 65668. I am married to Janie, who is Registrar at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. We have two cats, Vashti and Mocha, and two dogs, Yahtzee and Maile. I can be reached by phone at home at 417-745-6002, at the church at 417-745-6888, and by cell phone at 417-399-3569.  I am 65 years old, and I am in my twenty-first year as a United Methodist pastor. Hermitage is a small town (population 496) in central Missouri, about 50 miles north of Springfield, Missouri.


B.S., Education and Psychology, McPherson (Kansas) College, 1964;

M.S., Communication Studies, Fort Hays (Kansas) State University, 1967;

Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1974;

M.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri, 1989.


I am an ordained elder in the Missouri Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, and I am currently serving as the pastor of the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church in the Ozarks North District of the Missouri Conference. This congregation has a membership of 143 and an average worship attendance of 81.