About Us

The Ecclesia is a Church and Church Based Ministry Located in North Dallas

The Ecclesia is a new church in the North Dallas suburb of Frisco Texas. This Church and Church based ministry outreach is the vision of Rev. Ron and Sherrie Pate and began in their home. Rev. Pate and his wife Sherrie have been in mission for many years and have ministered in 22 nations. Their new, native-led international church, The Ecclesia, has already sent many missionaries throughout the world.

We live in perilous times. However, that has always been the case for God's children throughout history. And trying times take an even bigger and more powerful faith. Our faith transactions with God need to include all aspects of the NT life including Salvation, Baptism, Deliverance, Healing, and blessing of Spiritual Fruits and Gifts. By Faith, we can be used of God during these challenging days!     Rev. Ron


Meet Our Team


Senior Pastor

Rev. Pate (Sr. Pastor) is a Southern Baptist trained churchman who has been in ministry since 1986 and has ministered to every major Christian Denomination world-wide. Rev. Pate holds an East Asian B.A. in History from California State University, Chico ‘89, and an M.Div. Seminary degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary ‘92 in Mill Valley California. Upon graduation Rev. Pate was confirmed by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and placed into the missionary role of Church Planter. Since then Ron has made many strides in furthering the Gospel. His roles have included Sr. Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, Youth Pastor, Missionary, City-Wide Missionary, Foreign Missionary, and Pastor and Church Conference Leader. Ron has travelled extensively, planted Churches and Missionaries in many nations. His current emphasis is Greece, India, Israel, Switzerland, and American Indian Communities in North America. He resides in Frisco, Texas with his wife Sherrie and his two twin daughters Genoa and Elisah. Ron has studied with: Pastor Doc Patton; Andy Anderson; Dr. Jess Moody; Dr. Tom Wolf; Leith Anderson; The Faculty of Golden Gate Seminary; Bill Hybels; Rick Warren; Bill Bright; Henry Blackaby; Dale Galloway; Frank Demazio; Harrold Caballeros; George Barna; Bruce Bugbee; Peter Wagner; Ed Silvoso; James Ryle; Kate Minor; Ken Winton; George Otis, Jr.; and Cindy Jacobs.

Co-Senior Pastor

The Rev. David Crook (Co-Sr. Pastor) has been ministring since 1986 and hails from the M.Div. Program of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA. David also holds a B.S., Kinesiology/Physical Education from San Jose State University. David and his wife Pat started their mininstry in church planting in the Mariana Islands (SongSong) leaving several churches there to this day. After a stint of church planting in California’s High Desert region, David began ministrieng to Native Americans, churches and pastors throughout the world. He has been to many Native American reservations, and led state and national prayer events with Native Americans.

Volunteer Leaders


All leaders in The Ecclesia Church are background checked and vetted to very high standards. We hope to make our ministry environment safe and effective always keeping in mind that we do our work as unto the Lord.

Our Story

The Ecclesia Church, under the Leadership of Rev. Ronald & Sherrie Pate and Rev. David & Pat Crook, is being planted in Frisco to accelerate worship, training, networking and sending. Since 1986, Ron and David’s vision has been to follow Jesus’ instruction to His disciples in Matthew 9:38, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (NKJV) They have done this all over the world.


Mission Statement

It is Ecclesia’s desire to train, equip and release leaders, throughout the world, into the harvest field. To that end, we are currently planting a congregation and seeking to purchase, by faith, a global Christian Mission Center Building to house our Worship Centre, and World Institute of Missiology.