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Reverend Doctor Charles A. Harper III

Lead Pastor

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Reverend Doctor Charles A. Harper III, is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to the late Charles A. Harper, Jr. and Bobbie Troutman Harper. He was educated at Oglethorpe Elementary and graduated with honors from Booker T. Washington High School in 1970. He attended Morehouse College from 1970 until 1973. In June 1973, he began a career with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, which ended May 31, 2002, when he retired as General Superintendent of Rail Transportation. In 1984, he founded Charles A. Harper III Realty (now Mormen Realty & Development Corporation, LLC), a full service Real Estate Company, serving the states of Georgia and Florida and is the Principle Broker.

In 1992, he graduated with honors with an Associate of Science degree in Education and an Associate of Arts degree in Philosophy from Atlanta Metropolitan College. In 1994, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Georgia State University. In 1997, he graduated with honors with a Master of Divinity degree from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center. In May 2004, he graduated with honors, receiving the degree, Doctor of Ministry from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center. One week after graduation, on May 15, 2004, he was called to lead the historic Reed Street – Paradise Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.


Dr. Harper currently serves and has served on numerous Boards of Directors in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area. His twenty years (20) as Pastor of Paradise have yielded many Organizational and Community accomplishments.

His greatest accomplishment in life is, “I led my family to Christ”. He is married to Evelyn Hines Harper and they are the parents of two children, Charles A. Harper IV and Erin A. Harper, PhD (Benny Walk). However, their pride and joy are their grandsons, Charles A. Harper V and Bennie Harper Walk.

Reverend Doctor Charles A. Harper III

& Wife Evelyn Hines

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