2000 - PHD Family Counseling
1999 - Long Beach Leadership
1995 - Southern California Community Bible College - D.D.
1994 - Southern California Community Bible College - B.TH.
1968 - Long Beach City College - A.A.
1964 - Blytheville High School, Arkansas
CURRENTLY - President of Long Beach Bible College
CURRENTLY - Superintendent of the West LA Region of Southern California First Jurisdiction
Served 15 Years as President of The Long Beach Ministers Alliance
Served on Advisory Panel for Supervisor Deane Dana
Served on Transitional Team for Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill
Chaplain for the Long Beach Police Department
Co-Founder of the Long Beach Community Action Committee
Served on member of the Long Beach Cable Commission
Served on the Presidential
Search Committee at Long Beach City College's Liberal Art Campus
|Pastor Garon Harden loves
the Lord with all his soul and with all his might. Saved May, 1964 and
filled with the Holy Spirit, June 12, 1964, Dr. Harden yielded to the divine
call to ministry, October 1965. Ordained as an Elder in 1978 by the Church
of God in Christ (COGIC organization, under the leadership of the late
Bishop J. A. Blake, Dr. Harden currently serves as pastor of the Greater
Open Door Church of God in Christ and appointed as the District Superintendent
of the Great Open Door District, under the leadership of Bishop Joe L Ealy,
prelate of the Southern California First Jurisdiction, COGIC. Dr. Harden
conducts revivals, seminars, and workshops in varying venues whenever called
upon, and is currently the Jurisdictional Superintendent for the Greater
Open Door District under the auspices of Southern California Jurisdiction
number one. Dr. Harden conducts revivals, seminars and workshops in various
fields whenever called upon.
Dr. Garon Harden not only serves as pastor and founder of the Greater Open Door World Wide Ministries COGIC, but additionally serves in the following capacities:
Dr. Garon Harden is highly respected in the secular community. Visible political leaders call upon Him many times for prayer, counsel and advice.
Dr. Garon Harden models family devotion, married for forty-eight years to his childhood sweetheart, Evangelist Dr. Betty J. Harden. They are the proud parents of 5 children, 17 grand children and 6 great-grand children.