is putting his
media expertise to work for local churches and nonprofits.
By Paul Tackett World Staff Writer 3/28/2007 More than three years ago, Thomas Harrison said goodbye to Broken Arrow where he'd made quite an impression on the local church scene, both as president of the Broken Arrow Ministerial Alliance and an associate pastor at Broken Arrow Assembly church. After 17 years on staff at the church and 25 years living in Oklahoma, Harrison moved on to work with Global University in Springfield, Mo. Harrison
returned to the Tulsa area recently, however, and he's
happy to be back in the place he
calls home -- putting his
media expertise to work for the area's churches.
new business, Media Embassy
, Harrision helps churches and nonprofits with their marketing, public relations and image and event service needs.
Harrison helps design advertising campaigns and consults with church staff about marketing for events.He
also represents authors and speakers as a publicist.
Harrison's office is at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in west Tulsa, where The Rev. Tim Watkins offered him some space in exchange for services.
It's just a place for the bookshelves and a land line, Harrison
Most of his
time is spent meeting with clients and media representatives.
Some area churches that Harrison
has helped include Broken Arrow Assembly, assisting with promotion of the church's new facility at New Orleans Street and Olive Avenue. Harrison
has also provided ideas for The Rev. Scott Morie at Indian Springs Baptist Church.
"There's not a more caring and gracious or professional person we would want to work with than Tom
," Morie said."He
is creative and up to date."
Harrison jokes about his
growing list of former titles.
"My name is Thomas
and that's the name Mom gave me -- I'm named after my dad," Harrison
"I just like to think I'm a current servant of God," he
Look for a story on Media Embassy's
innovative Secret Church Shopper program in Saturday's