The Georgia Christian Coalition
Serving Christ and The Citizens of Georgia
Beth Harris: President
P.O. Box 1070, Carrollton, GA 30117
The Georgia Christian Coalition has Named Beth Harris of Columbus to Leadership Post
Atlanta- The Georgia Christian Coalition has chosen Columbus resident Beth Harris to serve as the organization’s Director of Education and Outreach. Harris who is an elected member of the Muscogee County School Board brings a diverse background of leadership and political activism to her new post. Beth Harris has been involved in politics since 1998. She has participated in many campaigns over the years. She has served on the executive boards of both the Muscogee County Republican Party and the Republican Women of Muscogee-Harris Counties. In making the announcement, Coalition Chairman Jim C. Beck said, “Beth has a servant’s heart and she is passionate that all citizens, in particular Christians, should be playing a role in government and civic life. Under her leadership the Georgia Christian Coalition (GCC) will continue to work alongside committed Christians to stand up for families and people of faith by electing pro-family leaders to local, state and federal office.” As one of the largest conservative grassroots political organizations in Georgia, the mission of the Christian Coalition is one of faith and offers people of faith the vehicle to impact the issues they care about.
According to Beck, “The GCC is a political organization, made up of pro-family Americans who care deeply about ensuring that government serves to strengthen and preserve, rather than threaten, our families and our values. To that end, we work continuously to identify, educate and mobilize Christians for effective political action.” Beth Harris says she is excited to take this next step in her journey of service. “I believe that effective citizenship begins with knowledge. The Coalition has a long history of providing critical education and political training to the pro-family community in order to challenge and equip individuals and churches to make a difference at all levels of government. GCC is dedicated to making a difference, whether it is walking the halls of the State Capitol on issues, or holding grassroots training seminars and events all around the country that draw thousands of pro-family supporters and help organize activists on critical issues facing our country." Beth Harris adds, "If we positively affect policy and influence decisions, people of faith become committed to doing what Ronald Reagan called "the hard work of freedom."
Beth Harris has taught high school in Harris County and is a graphic designer by trade. She is the mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to three young children. Born and raised in Columbus, she graduated at age sixteen with honors from Carver High School and was inducted into The National Honor Society in 1975. She studied early childhood education and business. She received a degree in Communications from Phillips Business College, did coursework at Columbus College (now Columbus State University), took computer classes (keypunch and data entry) at Meadows College, completed and received certification in Integrated Technology from Columbus State University and obtained her teaching credentials from Georgia State University. She has a strong background in the printing/publishing industry. She is a life member of the Columbus Regional Health Auxiliary and served three years on its board. The Harris family’s membership letters currently are at Golden Acres Baptist Church; however, she visits many churches. She is most likely to be seen at Solid Rock in Columbus, Georgia.
Beth Harris shares the Georgia Christian Coalition's sense of loss and grieves the passing of its President, Jerry Luquire. Luquire served as the organization’s President from 2009 until his death on June 12th. She credits Jerry with encouraging her to continue her education after high school. They enjoyed a strong friendship that spanned four decades. She also says it was his involvement with GCC that sparked her interest in and desire to serve this organization.