Rev. Joe Purl is our lead pastor. He was born and raised in the St. Louis area, married Kim in 1994 and is madly in love with her. They have four children. Before coming to Wright City in January of 2011, Joe and Kim pastored previously in Kansas and Florida. One of his favorite foods is carrot cake with cream cheese icing that his mother in law makes, but he stays far away from any type of Indian food as well as goat cheese. For some unearthly reason he loves Elvis. It could be because his Aunt June is an Elvis Impersonator! One of his passions is playing bass guitar… may God have mercy on his soul! Odd fact about Pastor Joe: his dad was one of the construction workers who helped build the Arch.
Rev. Kim Purl is our associate pastor. She was Georgia-born & raised in the hills of Eastern Tennessee. Kim married Joe in 1994 and deeply loves him and their amazing ministry life! They have served together in Overland Park, Kansas and Panama City, Florida and have 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 dog, and 1 hamster. She loves ethnic foods especially Eastern Indian. Kim loves leading the teens at church and schooling her kids at home. Odd fact about Pastor Kim: she really likes goat cheese!