Ircel Harrison

Coaching Coordinator 

“This is a pivotal time for church,” observes Ircel Harrison. “Changes in culture and society provide us with not only with challenges but with new opportunities to engage in Kingdom work.” Individuals, congregations, and not-for-profit organizations find Ircel to be an able companion as they engage their ministry contexts. Ircel provides coaching, consulting, and training as a Pinnacle Associate, while also serving as our Coaching Coordinator. Ircel resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He blogs at Barnabas File, and is a contributor to publications such as Christian Coaching Magazine.

Leadership Coach
Staff Development Consultant
Disciple Development Coach© Trainer
Making the Shift Consultant
Farming Church Consultant
Visioning for Congregations Facilitator
Mentor Coach for ACC Certification with International Coach Federation


Disciple Development Coaching: Christian Formation for the 21st Century, with Mark Tidsworth, Nurturing Faith, 2013

For Such a Time as This: Aligning Church and Leadership for Missional Ministry, Pinnacle Leadership Press, 2014


Master of Divinity

Doctor of Ministry

Post-Graduate study in Missional Church and the Postmodern Transition

Post-Graduate study in Organizational Psychology

Associate Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
Certificate in Design Thinking and Innovation, Darden School Foundation, University of Virginia
Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Provider

Certified DiSC Provider

Certified Peoplemap Trainer

Certified Making The Shift Trainer



Campus Minister

Interim Pastor

State Director of Collegiate Ministries, Tennessee Baptist Convention
State Coordinator, Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Supplemental Faculty in Contextualization, Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Coaching Coordinator, Pinnacle Leadership Associates