LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. CULTIVATE DISCIPLES.
"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." - Hebrews 12:11
Dr. Eric and Mrs. Antoinette Patrick are the leaders of Harvest Ministries, an online ministry with a passion for Christ-centered living based on God's Word.
What started out as an online vlog called Impeccable Marriage has since developed into discipleship training through Bible studies.
They believe in being doers of the Word and not just hearers in order to plant the seed that is Jesus Christ so one day everyone can rejoice in the ultimate harvest.
They aspire to reach communities locally and globally in a way that's refresh and modern but still true to God's Word.
They’ve been married since 2013 and live in Dallas, TX with two beautiful daughters, Elayna and Elyse.
Eric & Antoinette Patrick
What We Do
To connect God's people by gathering as a family, growing their spiritual maturity in order to give back to the church, and equipping them to share the Good News that is Jesus Christ to glorify God.
Sowing the seed of Jesus Christ to reap fruitful disciples.
We believe that there is only one true God that exists eternally as three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is only one God. (Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14; Leviticus 11:44-45; Psalm 90:2; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 28:19; John 3:16; 5:26; Acts 17:28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God but, at the same time, fully man who entered the human race. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He performed miracles, died on the cross for humanity, ascended to heaven, and atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He will return again to power and glory. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 1:27-35; 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1,14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16)
We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God as a part of the Triune God or "Holy Trinity." The Spirit confirms us of our relationship with Jesus Christ and makes us aware of our need for His presence. The Spirit is received at the moment of salvation and helps guide believers in spiritual truth. His presence is made known in our daily actions that display our Christlikeness, fruit of the Spirit, and spiritual gifts. (Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 14:16-17; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:5, 8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11,14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 12:1-11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)
We believe that man is made in the image of God ("Imago Dei") to have fellowship with God but was separated because of sin. As a result, human beings are born with a sinful nature and cannot attain a right relationship with God through his or her own efforts. We can only come to God through the Son, Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, Psalm 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; 53:6a; 59:1-2; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 18-22; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11)
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, who as a sinless substitute for sinners of all ages and times, died on the cross for the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts. (Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16,36; 5:24; 14:6; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6:23; 1,10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Galatians 2:16, 20; 3:8,13,26; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22-28; Revelation 3:20)
The Church is the body of Christ represented as a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; 28:18-20; John 17:11, 20-23; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12:7-12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 4:7,11-13; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Hebrews 12:23; Revelation 21:2-3)
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish his authority on earth. During this time, all people who have died will be raised from the dead, and those who have been redeemed will participate in eternal life in the presence of God, but those who have rejected Christ will suffer eternal separation from God. This will occur at a time undisclosed by scripture. So, we live every day in expectation of Christ’s return. (Matthew 24:30, 25:31,34,41; 26:63-64; Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 1:9-11; 24:15; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:42,50-56; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 5:1-2, 3-4, 8; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; 2:1-3, 8-10; Revelation 1:7; 3:5; 20:12; 21:1-5).
God created humanity to live forever either with God by salvation through Jesus Christ in Heaven or separated from God due to sin in Hell. (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34, 41; Mark 9:43-48; John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:27, 11:16; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8)
Prayer is our ability to communicate with God. We pray to give God glory while the Holy Spirit serves as our spiritual liaison in prayer to relay our message to God. We close our prayers with "In Jesus' name" because He is our intercessor and seal of approval. We believe that prayer encompasses at least one of four characteristics: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. (Psalms 145:18; Proverbs 15:29; Matthew 7:11; Luke 18:1; Romans 8:26; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:8)
The Lord’s Supper is a way that we commemorate the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Communion is taken by believers in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 10:47-48; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25)
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. We believe God breathed out the original writings of the one and only Holy Bible to human writers under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant. It is a living Word and is completely relevant to our daily lives. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21,25; 2 Peter 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-2, 4:12)
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."- Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that in order to reach the lost, we must "Prepare the Soil" creating a safe and welcoming environment for all of God's people.
The earth's soil serves four major purposes:
A place for plant growth (Salvation, Discipleship, and Ministry)
A means for water storage and purification (Jesus)
A modifier of air (God's Word)
A habitat for organisms (God's People)
We strive to be a place for your growth in Christ, the living water and sin-bearer, where you and God's people can breathe in what God breathed out.
We believe that in order to save the lost, we must "Plant the Seed" by sharing God's Word with a focus on the Good News that is Jesus Christ.
Planting is an action word and in order for someone to take action towards salvation for spiritual growth, the Truth and the Light that is Jesus Christ must be shared with the world.
Our purpose is to plant the seed of Jesus in people's minds so He can plant Himself in their hearts.
We believe that in order to grow God's people, we must "Water the Seed" in order to transform new believers into disciples that are equipped for the work of ministry.
Plants and organisms cannot survive without water and must be continuously be replenished to make through any season. Reading, teaching, and sharing God's Word transforms all of us into the good Christians that God intends for us to be.
Our watering consists of Bible studies, praise and worship playlists, prayers, and loving God's people just as He commanded us to do to cultivate disciples.
We believe that in order to multiply God's Kingdom, we must "Harvest Good Fruit" in order to send mature Christians out into the world to evangelize and produce more followers of Christ.
After preparing the soil, planting the seed, and watering the seed, harvesting must occur which is when all of the good fruit is gathered to be distributed throughout the world.
Our last step is to gather God's people that are mature in Christ and send them out to plant more seeds about Jesus Christ into the world.
Stewardship comes in all shapes in sizes from discipleship and giving to serving and doing life together. We live our lives as good stewards in God's Kingdom.
Faith is the assurance of what we hope for with evidence of things we cannot see. We have faith in God's Word, His people, and His mighty works.
We believe in the power of prayer, period.
God's great and first commandment is to love Him above all else and worship no other god. His second commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves. That means we love ALL of God's people. Regardless of your ethnicity, age, marital status, and place in your spiritual walk, we love you!
God did not create man to be alone as He wasn't alone when He created us in His image. We value relationships inside and outside the immediate family unit but most importantly, between the Church and Christ.
Fruit of the Spirit
The fruit of the Spirit consists of 9 core characteristics:
We recognize God through praise and worship throughout the day giving Him all the glory.