Our Leadership

As leaders, we speak the truth with love.

Dexter Harris

Senior Pastor

Headshot of Board Member, Lucita Bell.

Lucita Bell

Board Member

Headshot of Board Member, Hannah Berridge.

Hannah Berridge

Board Member

Headshot of Board Member, Keane Soluade.

Keane Soluade

Board Member

Headshot of Board Member, Chris Steward.

Chris Steward

Board Member

Headshot of Board Member, David Weber.

David Weber

Board Member

Pastor Dexter & First Lady Paige Harris

First Flourish Church Family

Portrait of Pastor Dexter and his wife, Ms. Paige Harris.
Pastor Dexter Harris is the Lead Pastor and a founding member of Flourish Church, a 2023 church plant in Gary, Indiana.

He is deeply committed to serving the NWI community, inspiring others to give of themselves through love and service, for the glory of God and the flourishing of others.

Dexter holds a Master's Degree from Moody Bible Institute, where he studied Biblical Exegesis and Theology. He is passionate about preaching the gospel with an understanding of its cultural context. "Dex" is known for his exegetical and deeply relational sermons.

Previously Pastor Harris served at Bethel Church-Gary; first as Director of Campus Life before transitioning into the Campus Pastor role in 2017. He focused on leading the church through its transitional growth; advocating for reconciliation, justice, and personal discipleship in the Northwest Indiana Region.

Originally from Chicago, Dexter married his high school sweetheart, Ms. Paige. The First Flourish Church Family also have three quickly growing children, Kyla, Dekai, and Lila. Outside of church and ministry, Dexter loves traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with his close-knit family.

Dexter is passionate about sharing the life-giving message of Jesus with all of Northwest Indiana and beyond. Witnessing lives transform as they encounter and commit to God’s greater purpose is Pastor Harris' greatest reward.