Church Staff
Bro. Bill
Pastor
Bill Wright
bwright@fbcpurvis.org

Rev. Bill Wright came to FBC in August, 2003. God called Bro. Bill out of the business world into full-time ministry at the age of 34. After working with people from various walks of life, he developed a passion for reaching the lost and leading believers into a deeper walk with Christ. With his business and family background, Bill preaches and ministers in practical real world terms. Preaching the truth of God’s Word and helping others apply those truths is central to his ministry.
 
Family is of utmost importance to Bill. He and his wife, Rhonda, have been married for over 30 years.
They have two children, Ashley and Joshua. Ashley is married to Brian Lucas. They have two children, Carter and Abbey. Joshua and his wife, Sara, married in June, 2013. Bill and Rhonda love to travel, ride bikes, watch the Red Sox, spend time with their family, meet new people and make new friends. Bro. Bill graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and also attended the Stephen Olford Institute for Biblical Preaching in Memphis, Tennessee.


Music Minister
Allen Sims
asims@fbcpurvis.org


Allen Sims has served as Music Minister since July of 2010.  He has a Master of Religious Education degree/Church Music minor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and he holds a Bachelor of Church Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  He is married to Karen Jo (Seward) Sims, from Chesapeake, VA, who is the Director of Pregnancy Choices of Hattiesburg.  His daughter, Katie (20), is a junior at William Carey University and his son, Cody (16), is a junior at Purvis High School.  Allen enjoys snow-skiing, tennis, ping-pong, USM tailgating and spending time with his family.



 
Financial Secretary
Donna Pylant
dpylant@fbcpurvis.org


Donna came to FBC in January, 1997 and has been a member here since then.  She and her husband, Clemmer, have one daughter, Lacey, son-in-law Austin, and grandchild Kase.






Youth Minister
Daniel Stewart
dstewart@fbcpurvis.org

Daniel is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry and his masters in Christian Education. He was born in Louisiana. Daniel was Married to his wife Nicole Stewart on December, 13, 2014. Daniel met Nicole while in seminary in New Orleans. Daniel and Nicole both desire to see young people give their lives to Christ and live for Him. They love to travel and spend time with teenagers.


Church Accompanist/Music Assistant
Andrew Ellison

Andrew has been our Church Accompanist since August 2012. Andrew plays the piano for all our church services, accompanies the Sounds of Praise and Sounds of Grace choirs and plays organ occasionally for the 8:00 Service.



Custodian
Mike Stuart

Mike came to work at FBC in November, 1994 and has been a member since 1997. He and his wife, Carolyn, have one son, Shelby.