Synergy Staff

Dr. Mike Harrison | President Of Palm Desert Campus

Dr. Mike Harrison, with his wife Stephanie Harrison, has been in ministry for more than 40 years. They have planted numerous churches and bible schools. Mike has acted as church planting coach for several new churches and has been a consultant for Christian educational institutions. Mike is a 1980 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. He holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Southern California Christian College for his accomplishments in church planting, Christian education, and leadership training.

The Harrisons have held leadership seminars, marriage conferences, and bible teaching classes abroad. Mike is an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University teaching public speaking classes at both the masters and doctoral levels. In 2008 Mike and Stephanie planted Church 212 in La Quinta, California. They have been married 42 years; they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Chris Harrison | President Of Cullman Campus

Pastor Chris was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1977. He knew from the early age of five that there was a calling upon his life with a passion to reach people for Christ. Chris graduated from Agape Bible Institute in 1995 and entered full-time ministry shortly thereafter. Chris has served in several different capacities including; worship leader, Christian Education Director, Evangelism Director, Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor of the Rock Christian Center in Sylacauga, Alabama. Chris and Heather were married in 1996 and have three daughters, Anna, Natalie and Melody. Their lives have been filled with many miracles and God has transformed them into the people they are today. God uses their testimony of miraculous restoration to bring a message of hope to marriages everywhere. Chris is the Lead Pastor of Church212º in Cullman, Alabama as well as being the Executive Director for Agape Ministries, a church planting and missions organization based in Indio, California, President of Synergy School of Ministry, Cullman Campus, and Missions Mobilization Director for Harvest Churches International.

Stephanie Harrison | Director of Admissions

Stephanie Harrison serves as executive pastor at Church 212 in Palm Desert, California. She was born in a pastor's home and never dreamed she would marry a preacher, but she didDr. Mike Harrison, the love of her life. They have four children and eight grandchildren, all of whom have different personalities and have taught Stephanie how to be a mother of a strong will child, counselor for the broken hearted, nurse to the sick, and now, how to cut the apron strings and stay connected. She’ll let you know how that goes. She’s a lifelong learner!

Together with her husband they have served 40 years in ministry. They have planted numerous churches and bible schools as well as conducted teaching seminars, marriages conferences and leadership meetings abroad. Stephanie is a graduate from Agape Bible Institute, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies from Southern California Christian College, ordained by Agape International Ministries.

Her focus is practical lived out Christianity. She loves using humor and real stories from our years of parenting and ministry as illustrations to bring a message of healing and restoration both of family relationships and of personal victory over hurt, hang ups and pain. Recruiting, training and mobilizing others into ministry is one of her passions. She loves being a servant leader, focusing on the message of love, acceptance and forgiveness.