Jeff Harris graduated from Oregon State University in 1980 and from Denver Seminary in 1985. He married Teresa in 1982 and they have three daughters: Laura born in 1985, Katie born in 1988, and Amy born in 1991.

Jeff has been involved with the Campus Ambassador ministry in Corvallis since his student days and now directs the OSU ministry and gives guidance and direction to other CA staff at OSU, LBCC, and the international student ministry through Campus Ambassadors. Campus Ambassadors is the ministry to college students at First Baptist Church and on the OSU Campus.