Tharris Bishop was born in 1959 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bishop at E A Conway Hospital. He attended J S Clark Elementary 1st through 6th grade where he participates in various activities. He later attended Carroll Jr. High School, where he participated in football and band. After integration, Tharris attended Neville High School in the 9th grade and later transferred back to Carroll High School where he participated in band from 9th to the 12th grade. After graduating from Carroll High School in 1977, Pastor Bishop graduated from Delta Vo-Tech and also continued his higher education pursuits at ULM.
Always active in his community, Tharris has served as a court appointed advocate (CASA) for kids for 16 years; a YMCA mentor in sports for 14 years; and, he is a current member of Monroe Police Department’s OK Program. He also is a long-time member of the Carroll High School Booster Club.
Pastor Bishop worked at Saint Francis Medical Center as an inventory clerk for 5 years and Graphic Packaging for 30 years. Continuing to act on his love for assisting with the health and development of youth in our community, Tharris coaches football at Carroll Jr High School, Martin Luther King Middle School, and Richwood Jr High School.
Currently, Tharris Bishop is Pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church, Corey, LA where he has served for the past 10 years. He was married for 36 years to the late Patricia Bishop. Together, they have one daughter, Shontece Bishop Johnson (Christopher Johnson); two sons, Anthony and Ja’Qualen Bishop; and, two grandkids, Kaleb Johnson Bishop and Kalynn Johnson.
Whenever there is a need and no matter the task to be done, Pastor Tharris Bishop has proven himself to be a reliable and effective community servant. His good deeds truly speak for him.