speaks about faith during annual Freedom/Fund Scholarship Banquet
"It only matters what God says," Harris
told the group about the decision to turn down a $300,000 a year job offer and start his
wife struggled at first to make ends meet when he
started Harris & Ford LLC
"God said do this, and when God says to do something, the first part of the period is a time of testing," Harris
was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young/CNN/Nasdaq/Amex/USA Todayin 1999, and his
company is a major supplier of ingredients to companies like Avon, Coca-Cola
, Kraft and Procter & Gamble
said prayer has been an important part of his
life and believes he
can see God responding to prayer.
said when his
son was young, he
suffered from seizures, and Harris
wife took their son to their church and began to pray.
said God spoke to him and said his
son would only have one more seizure and it would be the worst.
The next day his
son had a severe seizure, and it's the last one he
ever had - he
is now 28.
"You see many people pray, but they don't take time to listen.
God will answer you," he
Harris and his wife now reside in Indianapolis, Harris serves as a pastor at Turning Point Family Worship Center which hosts TM Youth Camp in Zanesville each summer.