Pastor Paul Purvis was born in Hartsville, South Carolina. He was raised in a strong Christian home and at the age of seven understood the need for a personal, life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. During his junior year at Furman University, he responded to God’s vocational call on his life. Although he had served in various church and ministry roles prior to that time, it was after beginning the preparations for a career in politics and law that he realized that God had greater plans for him. The driving passion of his life is to glorify God through loving Jesus and leading the local church to reach its community and the world by providing a ministry that is real, relevant, and relational.
Pastor Paul has been married to Kimberly since 1993 and together they have 4 boys: Micah, Caleb, Noah, and Luke. They have also been blessed to adopt their daughter, Aniyah.