Bishop Harrison Hale

HARRISON HALE, was born on October 1,1959, to John Wiley Hale and Betty Estelle Langhorne Hale, at Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead New York. He graduated from Riverhead High School in 1977. In 1980 Harrison Hale accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the Galilee, Church Of God In Christ, Riverhead, New York, under the leadership of Superintendent Roy L. Pennon. While at Galilee, C.O.G.I.C., he labored tirelessly as a Deacon, Van Driver, Sunday School Teacher, Pastor Aide Leader, Personal Aide, and Y.P.W.W. President. In 1981, Harrison Hale was licensed as a Minister by Superintendent Roy L. Pennon, Galilee Church Of God In Christ.

He served in this capacity until 1985 when he transferred his membership to Philadelphia Church Of God In Christ, under the leadership of Superintendent Boyd English. While at Philadelphia C.O.G.I.C. he served as Sunday School Teacher, Pastor Aide President, President of the Ministers Board and Secretary to Superintendent Boyd English. July 9,1989 he married Artice F. Powell and from this union two children were born, Xavier Harrison Hale and Shardae Artice Hale.

March 31,1989, Harrison Hale was ordained Elder, by Bishop David W. Grayson, of the 4th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Eastern New York, Church Of God In Christ. He served at a state level under Bishop David W. Grayson as Financial Committee Member, President of the Ministers Board and Superintendent of the New Covenant District. While under Bishop John P. Lee, Prelate of the Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ, he served as Superintendent of the Cornerstone District, Executive Secretary and member of the Executive Board. January 27,1990, he accepted his Pastoral calling and opened Cornerstone Church Of God In Christ. During his twenty one year tenure as Pastor of Cornerstone Church Of God In Christ, Bishop Harrison Hale has Built three churches, Cornerstone Headquarters, Cornerstone Evangelist Temple Church Of God In Christ, and Cornerstone Glorious Temple. He has installed fourteen Pastors in the United States, eleven churches in Guatemala, Central America and has a children’s orphanage with over 300 children in Guatemala and another orphanage in Jalapa with over 150 children. Bishop Hale is also the President of the Costa Rica Association over seeing 12 Pastors throughout San Jose Costa, Rica. His ministry has been extended to Panama where he currently oversees 6 Pastors in Panama. He is also the President of the New York Fifth District overseeing 15 Pastors in New York. He attended and graduated from United Christian College of Sacred Theology in Queens, New York, 1993 where he received his Doctor of Divinity, in 1994 and Sacred Doctorate of Theology in 1995. In June of 2005 Bishop Harrison Hale was consecrated to the sacred office of Bishop by the national Church of God in Christ as Jurisdictional Prelate of the Church of God in Christ Guatemala Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson, Chief Apostle of the Church of God in
Christ, Inc. Bishop Hale is also member of the Board of Bishops under the leadership of Bishop John H. Sheard with over 200 Bishops.

In 2010 Bishop Hale received the Gordon Heights Fire Department Chief Award for his community service by Chief Erton Rudder. Bishop Harrison Hale is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Harrison Hale Community Educational and Resource Center, located at 576 Granny Road, Medford; the Community Parrish Hall/Café and Cornerstone Youth Church located at 61 Shirley Lane, Medford which opened Friday, February 4, 2011; President of the Cornerstone School of Religion and Leadership in partnership with Dean Frances Brisbane, Dean of Social Welfare, Stony Brook University New York. He also received a Congressional Recognition Award from members of Congress, Congressional Recognition from Congressman Fleix Grucci, Boy Scouts of America Building for the Future Award. For the past 21 years Bishop Hale has received over 50 Proclamations from various governmental agencies for his work in the community such as County Executive Robert Gaffney, Suffolk County Legislator Peter O’ Leary, County Executive Steve Levy and County Executive Mike Forbes and Department of Veterans Affairs Certificate of Appreciation.

Through the vision of Bishop Harrison Hale the following ministries and programs have been established;

Cornerstone Kiddie Kollege Day Care, Advantage After School Program, Television Ministry (2 Local Cable Television Programs), Macedonia Mission Project, The Gospel Power and Cornerstone TV, Local BET Commercial, News 12 Commercials, Cornerstone Newsletter, Cornerstone Cares (Feeding the hungry), Children Recreational Study and Training, Food Pantry and Clothing Ministry, Vocational School and Summer Camp, Harrison Hale Scholarship Fund, Annual Feed The Children Project with Larry Jones, Brother’s Rehabilitation Program (Support Group), Harrison Hale Humanitarian Award, Empowerment Program, Department of Labor SWEP Program, Bicycle Drive,
Vocational School and Summer Camp and the Community Café and soon to come Cornerstone Diamond Cathedral Christian Culture Center, the Harrison Hale Home of the Brave (Housing for homeless veterans) and in the summer of 2011 the release of the Cornerstone Praise Team 1st CD titled Bodacious Praise.

Bishop Harrison Hale is well known in throughout Long Island an the Metropolitan area for his trademark phase.

“The Gospel is the power of God.”