Dr. Burton Purvis
Burton serves White Stone as our Senior Pastor. His experience in ministry includes work as a missionary, Campus Minister, and as the pastor of two other church starts. Burton is known as an innovator in church development and has been very successful in helping new churches to experience God and grow spiritually as well as numerically. It is his passion to see people discover who they are in Christ and help them discover their destiny. Burton has been a part of countless personal transformations and personal growth reflected in the lives of people. He has served as a community leader, taught on the college level, and has served as a stewardship consultant and a church growth consultant for troubled ministries.
Dr. Purvis is a gifted communicator. His personal and relaxed style reflect his love for people. His ability to communicate difficult theological concepts with simplicity makes his presentations understandable, practical, and useful.
He is married to Debra, who works as a counselor. Their journey together reflects their passion for personal development, the application of forgiveness in their personal lives, and a deep understanding of grace for all people. They enjoy traveling together and sharing time with their children.
Debra and Burton share a passion for the healing and development of individuals and families. They openly share their journey and open their home and their lives to the people of White Stone.