Church staff

Dr. Bob Kendrick


Bro. Bob and Angelique came to FBC as Pastor in September 2021. They have served in El Salvador for many years.
  • President and Founder of Kendrick Ministries, El Salvador since 1985
  • Founded Hope Baptist Seminary in 1990, which has graduated hundreds of men who have planted new churches
  • Founder and President of Hope Radio Station from 1998-2020, which was the largest Christian radio station in Eastern and Central El Salvador

Perry Mccain

Minister of Music

Perry McCain began serving as FBC Purvis’ Minister of Music in July 2022. He has over 30 years of experience in music and worship ministry, serving churches in Texas, Colorado, and Georgia. Perry started college at The University of Southern Mississippi but, after a few years, transferred to Texas A&M University, where he earned a degree in psychology. He also studied church music at the Lamont School of Music (University of Denver) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He’s been married to his wife, Mary, for 31 years, and they have three young-adult children. Perry says he appreciates the loving people of FBC Purvis, and the staff is one of the best he’s ever served with.

Joshua Eaton

Minister of Youth

Joshua and his wife Jennifer have two children, Amelia and Emmett.  Joshua came to FBC Purvis as Interim Youth Minister in April 2022 and was called as our Full time Youth Minister in August 2022.

Graham Boutwell

Senior Adult Coordinator

Graham has been a member of FBC Purvis since May 2014. He is married to Tammy and they have 2 sons (Justin and Brandon) and 2 daughters (Tracy and Morgan).  Graham has a B.S degree from William Carey University, a Masters of Education from Southern Mississippi and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the Univ. of West Florida.
He retired from teaching and being a principal in Ft. Walton Beach Florida after 30 years.
Graham has been a part-time music director for various churches in Mississippi and Florida for over 50 years.
He became our Senior Adult Coordinator in July of 2017.
Graham and Tammy enjoy traveling, golf, water sports, snow-skiing, and spending time with family.

Donna Pylant

Financial/Pastor's Secretary

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 two grandchildren Kase and Layke.

Connie Kendrick

Church Secretary

Connie and her husband Scott have been members of FBC Purvis since 2004. They are proud parents of two sons, Myles and Mason, daughter- in- law, Anna and granddaughter, Ella.  She joined the staff of FBC in December  2021.

Olivia Noblitt

Children's Coordinator

Olivia Noblitt has a small but wonderful little family. Her husband’s name is Patrick and he works for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and a daughter named Rosemarie “Rosie” who is two years old. The Noblitt family joined First Baptist in 2024. She feels so blessed to be at First Baptist Church of Purvis as the new children’s coordinator and she is  excited to see what this next year brings and watch God’s plan unfold. She prays that everything that she does brings Glory to His name and His name alone! 

Andrew Ellison

Church Accompanist/Music assistant

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. 

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.