Pastor Patrick A. Harvin is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. While a student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and Management, he confessed Jesus and became a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter. He was baptized and grew under the leadership of Pastor Marion Newton. After college, he became a member of the Haskell Heights First Baptist Church of Columbia, South Carolina, under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Joseph H. Hollis.
Pastor Harvin accepted the Call of God on his life in 1998. After being licensed to the ministry in 1999, Pastor Harvin went on to complete a Certificate in Pastoral Care at the C.E. Graham Bible School in Columbia, South Carolina. Pastor Harvin was ordained in October 2001 and called to pastor the Jerusalem Baptist Church of Hopkins, South Carolina in May 2002. He served as Vice-Moderator (October 2004-2008), Moderator (October 2008-2013), and Chairman of the Executive Committee (October 2013-2015) of the Wateree Baptist Association Upper Division (WBAUD). A psalmist, he continues to serve as director of the WBAUD community choir.
Pastor Harvin is the founder of It’s Time Ministries, a teaching ministry God has charged to spread His Good News and strengthen those confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He is also the owner and operator of P.A. Harvin Consulting which helps ministries and organizations by developing web sites and integrating technology to expand their reach and operating efficiency.
Of all the things that the Lord has done in his life, Pastor Harvin is grateful that the Lord has blessed him with and made him the steward of his family. His relationships with his wife, Dedra, and three children, Brandon, Christal, and Michael are vital to Pastor Harvin’s personal life and his effectiveness in ministry.
Pastor Harvin believes that God has a purpose for each of our lives. He lives by his favorite scripture, Romans 12:11: “Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.”