The Bringing Back God Church in Marietta is part of the many churches Pastor John Collins is breathing new life into. Pastor John Collins is bringing people back to God, restoring Faith, and saving churches that are destined to be turned into apartment buildings or something other use due to shutting down. Pastor John Collins believes that churches were built on sacred ground, holy ground intended to be spiritual places and they should stay that way.
"My name is Pastor David Harris; I was born and raised in Delaware County, Pa. I have always been a believer in Jesus Christ; however I never had the Biblical knowledge to live the life God wanted me to live. I was living a life of sin. I was partying and pulling all nighters, living the way I wanted to live. I was the lead singer of several heavy metal bands and I did get into some trouble with the law.
During this time in my life alcohol and drugs was my God. All that would change six years ago when God spoke to me. I clearly heard the words: “That life your living is not my purpose for you. I want you to come back to Me and serve Me.” Immediately I spoke to a Pastor about the call placed on my life and he got me into a Bible College in Lakeland Florida, called Southeastern University were I studied Pastoral Ministry. Once I finished school, I received my credentials through the National Association of Christian Ministers.
Since then God has allowed me to lead a Celebrate Recovery, I have worked with children, youth and adults at all levels. I also currently lead National Day of Prayer in Delaware County. I started my own ministry in Delco by the grace of God were I would put in place Bible studies and just help others in need, pray for others, and just carry out Jesus’ command to Love your neighbor as yourself. I also have been able to serve God in Mexico and Ecuador and also assisted in a church plant in Dearborn, Michigan. I am newly married this year to my lovely, gorgeous God loving wife Porscha Leigh Harris. We continue to build a personal relationship with Jesus Christ daily.
We both take Jesus’ last words to His disciples very seriously and that is To Go Make Disciples! I’m called to speak the good news of the cross to the lost, the hurting, the broken, and the poor. We look forward to our New Position as Lead Pastors of BBG Church in Marietta Pa. We both vow to love the people of Marietta as God loves them.
Pastor David Harris"
Pastor Dave Harris of the Bringing Back God Church Also Says:
"I am a part of the fellowship of the unashamed.
The die has been cast, I’ve stepped over the line; the decision has been made;
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I will not look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still.
My past is redeemed; my present makes sense; my future is secure.
I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity.
I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded .
I now live by faith, love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power .
My pace is set; my gait is fast; my goal is the heaven. My road is narrow;
My way is rough; my companions few; my Guide reliable; my mission clear!
I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, deluded or delayed.
I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity;
I will not negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, nor meander in the maze of mediocrity.
I will not give up, back up, let up, or shut up until I have prayed up, preached up, stored up, and stayed up the cause of Jesus Christ!
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.
I must go until He returns; give until I drop;
preach until all know; and work until He comes.
And when He comes to get His own, He will have no trouble recognizing me;
My colors are flying high, and they are clear for all to see. "