Our Pastor

Pastor Don and Marjorie Harrelson

In April 2008, Pastor Don Harrelson became the pastor of Cumberland Bible Church. Prior to coming to Cumberland Bible Church, Pastor Harrelson pastored Grace Baptist Church in Pendleton, Oregon.

Pastor Harrelson is originally from Glen Burnie, Maryland, He grew up at Granite Baptist Church. He went to Marley Elementary, Marley Junior High, and graduated from Glen Burnie Senior High School in 1988. He went to Bob Jones University and graduated with a degree in print journalism. After coming home, Harrelson surrendered to the call to preach and returned to Bob Jones University where he graduated in 1998 with a Master's of Divinity degree.

Upon graduating Brother Harrelson returned to the Baltimore area where he taught high school and college level Bible classes at Arlington Baptist School and Arlington Bible College. He was ordained in 1999 by Arlington Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2001, Pastor Harrelson moved to northwest Pennsylvania where he served in two churches and a Christian school before moving in 2003 to Pendleton ,Oregon.

In 2003, Pastor Harrelson married Marjorie Smith. They met while in graduate school. Mrs. Harrelson was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and grew up in Macon, Georgia. Her parents moved to Oak Forest, Illinois when she was in college. Mrs. Harrelson earned her degree in elementary education from Northland Baptist Bible College, and her Masterfs degree in special education from Bob Jones University. She has taught elementary classes, classroom music, and piano. She currently teaches second grade at Calvary Christian Academy in Cresaptown, Maryland.