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Steve Pate

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Steve Pate has served as our Pastor for 23 years.  His wife is Traci Wheelock Pate.  They have two grown children, Jordan, who is married to Holly Tipton Pate and Kati, who is married to Jerry Sheffield.  Steve and Traci are the proud grandparents of two grandsons, Silas and Ryder Pate.

Steve is a graduate of East Tennessee State University.  He answered the call to ministry as a member of Boones Creek Baptist Church.  He was the Youth Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Gray, TN, prior to coming to Harmony as our Pastor in October of 1994.

Pastor Steve has served the Holston Baptist Association as moderator and chaired various committees there.  He is a long time board member of Lamplight Theater in Kingsport, TN,

He is active in the Sonrise Emmaus Community.

His passion is sharing the gospel of Jesus and personal ministry to hurting people.  He has a heart for missions, having been on International Mission trips eight times.  He has led our church in multiple national and home mission opportunities.  

Pastor Steve loves to laugh and make people laugh. He looks forward to making you a new friend.

Youth & Music Pastor

Austin Mitchell

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Austin Mitchell serves as the Youth and Worship Pastor here at Harmony, joining the staff in October of 2013. 

He grew up in the Lynn Garden area of Kingsport, TN.  Austin met his wife, Stephanie, at Carson-Newman University while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and a minor in music. 

Following graduation, Austin and Stephanie were married on June 27th, 2009. They are the proud parents of one son, Ethan.  Both Austin and Stehanie are involved in Christian performing arts at Lamplight Theater in Kingsport, TN. 

Austin has great passion for teaching and sharing God's Word with students and discipling them throughout their faith journey.  He also has a passion for music and for using his gifts to lead others into worship. 

In his spare time Austin enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and good coffee. 

Church Secretary & Assistant Treasurer

Patricia Deel

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Patricia and husband Gary have been married since September 1984.  The have two adult children, Michelle and Michael.  Patricia is originally from Bristol, VA. 


After college graduation, Patricia and her husband moved to Kentucky and Greeneville, TN before making Gray, TN their home in 1990.


In 1997, Patricia was hired as Church Secretary and then a few years later Assistant Treasurer was added to her title and responsibilities.   

Patricia loves the Lord and is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where she is very active in choir, ladies ministry, AWANA and several other ministries


Mark Moody

Church Clerk

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