Mount Airy Church of God in Christ was founded as a tiny storefront mission with a congregation of 16 Sunday School children in May 1966.
From this beginning, God has blessed the vision and Mount Airy Church of God in Christ has grown to a landmark church numbering more than 3,000 persons, with a uniquely far reaching ministry. The roster of working auxiliaries and ministries number more than 80 providing in-house and community social services.
In addition, Mt. Airy owned and operated Bethesda Manor, a full service shelter for more than 190 homeless men and ex-offenders, providing medical treatment, drug rehabilitation, and vocational training. At present, Mount Airy manages the Stenton Family Manor, a full service family shelter which houses and provides counseling and skills training for more than 250 abused and displaced women and children. Mount Airy has also recently provided service to more than 500 women on site through the Welfare to Work program.
Bishop Morris has expanded and remodeled site after site without incurring loans, while at the same time expanding ministries to include full and part-time staff in excess of 150, and an annual budget in excess of $5,000,000.00.
In 1998, Bishop Morris and Mount Airy completed construction and dedicated a 37,000 sq. ft., 3,000 seat sanctuary on a 4.5 acre site, and an adjoining 36,000 sq. ft. educational building which houses executive offices, chapel, dining areas, assembly halls, and approximately 35 classrooms.
In 1999, The Church of God in Christ honored Bishop Morris for his service and faithfulness with the high honor of Bishop of Bermuda. In 2001, God led Bishop Morris to the office of Bishop of the Koinonia Jurisdiction here in Pennsylvania.
From its inception, Mount Airy Church of God in Christ under dynamic leadership of the God-Gifted Pastor, has been called a "Miracle" church. Moving from location to location, outgrowing, moving, building, burning mortgage after mortgage in record breaking time. Bishop Morris has expanded and remodeled site after site without incurring loans, while at the same time expanding ministries to include full and part-time staff in excess of 150, and an annual budget in excess of $5,000,000.00.
Although a much sought after lecturer, teacher, and conference speaker and teacher, Bishop Morris continues to be a humble prayerful, and dedicated servant of the people, who is ever seeking ways to serve God as he serves his people.
Bishop Morris is the compiler and author of numerous pamphlets, manuals, study guides and seminar packages on Church Growth, Leadership Training, Discipleship, and Secrets of Successful Ministry.
A man of numerous energy, who gives himself to his community, Bishop Morris serves on numerous boards, advisory committees, civic organizations, and councils.
Bishop Morris and his wife, Winifred W. Morris, herself a nationally known speaker, lecturer, and seminar leader in her own right, are the proud parents of four children and their spouses, the grandparents of six talented grandchildren and one precious great grandson.