Nick Harris and his wife, Chris, established Ariel Ministries in response to the urging of God’s Spirit in 1988. The Harrises chose this name because it means in Hebrew, "the Lion of God." Since the Lord Jesus Christ is often called "the Lion of the tribe of Judah," they found this name to be most appropriate.
Ariel Ministries is committed to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We are devoted to loving the world as Christ did, and we have gone both individually and financially into the far reaches of this planet. Especially important to our ministry is a clinic and a school that Pastor Harris helped found in the Tharaka Region of Kenya which has been his passion since 1983.In 2003, Ariel Ministries launched Ariel Chapel in Norman, Oklahoma where Pastor Harris taught the Word of God until 2020.
Ariel Ministries is stepping into a new season of ministry in 2021 with the launch of the Relational Grace Podcast featuring the teachings of Pastor Nick Harris.