The Tharaka Project

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THe Tharaka Mission

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. 

What We Believe

At Ariel Ministries, we believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. Since the Apostles Creed stands in perfect accord with the Word of God, we declare it as our affirmation of faith:


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.