Wilbur T. Purvis
Pastor, Author, Visionary are but a few words used to describe Wilbur T. Purvis III. He is Lead Pastor of Destiny World Church in Austell, Ga.
When he arrived at Destiny World Church (formerly Mt. Sinai Baptist Church) in 1993, it was a small congregation of 40 members that has grown to the mega size it is today. His vision is to lead people worldwide to experience the fullness of their ordained destiny in Christ Jesus.
To accomplish his vision, in 1998, Pastor Purvis founded Destiny Christian Academy, a school of distinction that serves pre-K2 through 5th grade. In addition, WTP Ministries, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), was formed to host conferences and is most notably recognized for awarding the Savannah Raines Scholarship named in honor of his grandmother to college-bound seniors.
As a builder, he led his congregation in the purchase of 26 acres of prime real estate in metropolitan Atlanta and construction of the first phase of a multi-million dollar project. As an entrepreneur, he has formed businesses that have led to individuals obtaining home ownership and employment opportunities. As a philanthropist, he has funded the Wilbur T. Purvis Endowment at Grambling State University, his alma mater.
Because of Pastor Purvis' heart for the community, Destiny World Church has hosted home ownership workshops, HIV-AIDS awareness, political forums, youth mentorship programs and many others in an effort to become a holistic, kingdom-minded ministry.
He holds a Bachelor's degree from Grambling State University in Louisiana and a Master of Divinity Degree from Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta. He is a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
While his accomplishments are many, his greatest joy comes from being married to Lady Kim Purvis and being a devoted father to Christina and Destin.