Jun 23: Rev Joseph Purcell (SE)
Rev Joe and Mary Purcell have served in full-time ministry since 1989 and have lived and ministered overseas as resident missionaries since 1992. They have four adult children and seven grandchildren.
A former lawyer, Joe is a graduate of RHEMA Bible Training Center, and also holds a Master’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies from Knox Theological Seminary in the United States. He is currently working toward a Doctor of Ministry degree through Knox with an emphasis in Biblical preaching.
For twelve years Joe and Mary lived in Russia where they pastored, taught in Bible schools, conducted leadership training, and engaged in missionary outreaches. In August 2004, they relocated to Singapore where they served as directors of Rhema Bible Training Center Singapore from 2006 to 2014, during which time they also helped to establish and direct six other Rhema campuses in Russia, India, and Malaysia.
The primary thrust of Joe’s ministry now is to conduct “Road to Emmaus Workshops” for the purpose of training ministers to think exegetically and to preach biblically, in order to expound Christ-Centered messages from every part of Scripture, consistent with the unifying and overarching themes of the Bible which all find their fulfillment in the Lord Jesus Christ.