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The Harvest Outdoor Ministries team is made up of Jon Paul Moody and Rusty Farmer. These two sportsmen are simply using what they have, where they are to enlarge the kingdom of Christ.

Jon Paul and Rusty have discovered creative ways to use the gifts and interests they have for the cause of Christ. Both skilled sportsmen have abounding experience, unmatched knowledge, outstanding hunting/calling skills and a love for the outdoors. With these qualities, coupled with a sincere heart and passion for Jesus Christ, they (along with the Creator) form a productive, powerful team for God’s Kingdom.

Harvest Outdoor Ministries, Inc was founded in 1999, out of seeing the need to reach sportsmen (young and old) with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; “Preparing Men for the Harvest.”

Harvest Outdoor Ministries uses the platform of hunting and the outdoors to evangelize sportsmen in variety of ways; such as speaking at Wild Game Dinners, Beasts Feasts, Outdoor Expos, Outdoor Extravaganzas, Sportsmen’s Nights, Hunters Night Out, Hunter Education Courses, and also offering guided hunts. Check out the “Calendar” tab to see where the Harvest team has recently been and where they will be going.

Harvest Outdoor Ministries is a 501C-3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible and will be receipted for tax purposes.

Jon Paul Moody

Jon Paul Moody of Harvest Outdoor Ministries, Inc. is the 2011 & 2008 World Predator Calling Champion. In the 2011 competition, Moody became the only person to win 1st place in all three predator calling divisions: Coyote Vocalizations, Distress, and Best All-Around World Champion. He has earned the title of being called “The Best Predator Caller in the World.”

To add to his accomplishments, Moody is the 2001 Hunter Division World Champion of the NRA Great American Game Calling Challenge. This contest has been called “The Super Bowl of Game Calling.” Contestants are required to call seven different species consisting of Canada goose, wild turkey, barred owl, elk, mallard duck, whitetail deer, and coyote/predator. Callers are required to perform a ninety-second calling routine in all seven species. This contest is the only one of its kind. Contestants were judged on control, realism accuracy, volume, and creativity. 

In 2005 Jon Paul and his calling partner, Mark Prudhomme, won the NRA Great American Game Calling Challenge World Championship in the Team Calling Division. 

Jon Paul is executive director of Covenant Ranch in Buchanan TN, home of SonRise Adventures Youth Sportsman and Bowhunter Camps. These camps are designed to help young sportsmen develop hunting, fishing, and outdoor skills while encouraging their walk with the Lord. SonRise Adventures Youth Sportsman Camps has grown in popularity to become the premier camp of its kind in the Country. 

Moody and Rusty Farmer, the men of Harvest Outdoor Ministries, are dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the platform of hunting and the outdoors. They are certified Tennessee Hunter Education instructors. These educational courses provide an incredible opportunity to present the Gospel. 

The team also provides the entertainment and spiritual challenge for “Wild Game Suppers,” and sportsman seminars. Crowds enjoy the team’s exciting video footage and fascinating calling demonstrations.

Rusty Farmer

Raised along the banks of the Big Sandy River, Rusty Farmer had plenty of opportunities to experience some of the finest hunting and fishing West Tennessee has to offer. The success stories of Rusty’s time spent in the outdoors began traveling throughout his community when Rusty was just a youngster. As an early adolescent, a feature story detailing the impressive whitetail harvest of Rusty, his dad, and younger brother appeared in Henry County’s local newspaper. From that point on, the majority of sportsmen in the area began to recognize the “Farmer Hunting Trio” as some of the most successful outdoorsmen around.

Since killing his first 130-class buck on a juvenile hunt as a ten-year-old until now, Rusty has tagged a half-dozen bucks scoring in the130s or better, with his most recent trophy recognized in the Tennessee Whitetail Registry at 158 3/8. Blessings such as these harvests and his passion for the pursuit of these granted Rusty the opportunity to serve on the Buckventures Pro-Staff since 2018. 

More than his hunting accomplishments, Rusty values his relationship with the Lord. When he was ten years old, Rusty accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Since then, Rusty has continued his spiritual walk within the ministries of the local church where he serves students and adults. 

In 2001, he joined Jon Paul Moody of Harvest Outdoor Ministries in an effort to reach people for Christ through the platform of hunting and the outdoors. Rusty lives in Springville, Tennessee, with his wife, Candise. He is a Realtor with Moody Realty Company in Paris.