When Kelly Walter attended his first PD Conference in 1993, he knew he’d found the way to grow a healthy church and stay motivated in ministry.
Over 20 years ago, Sebastián Ojeda had a dream of building a church in Buenos Aires. When he was commissioned to plant Saddleback’s first international campus, he was overwhelmed by the mission to launch the campus within five months. Watch the video of his Purpose Driven journey.
Once a church in decline, Bethlehem Lutheran Church is now a thriving Purpose Driven Church with 3,500 members. Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Hip-hop artist and Pastor, Tommy Kyllonen built an urban, Purpose Driven Church to reach all cultures and generations. As a former preacher’s kid from Philadelphia,
Pastor Joe Champion turned down a football career after a life-transforming experience with God led him into full-time ministry. While a football player at Louisiana State University,
Years ago, Faith Community Church in Massachusetts almost closed its doors. With a stable but stagnant weekly attendance of 500 people, the congregation was complacent and passive in their desire to grow. Now with 2,000 members, they have a comeback story that Lead Pastor, Mike Laurence attributes to the Purpose Driven Church. Find out how the PD model helped put strategic principles into place.
As an ambassador for the Purpose Driven paradigm, Pastor Gary Groves of Orchard Community Church in Maine says the five purposes have been part of his DNA since he accepted the Lord in 1997. After being called to plant a church, Gary witnessed the tangible benefits PD had on their congregation. Discover how the biblical strategies allowed God to use their small church to make a big impact.
As Senior Pastor of Ikthus Church in Bacolod City, Philippines, Jose Ma T. Ascalon recalls the days before he was introduced to the Purpose Driven paradigm in 2005.
In 2006, Anglican Bishop Miguel Uchoa was one of a small group of people that founded Church of the Holy Spirit in the Great Recife area in Brazil.
Brian Moss had never pastored a church when he took over Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Salisbury, Maryland. It had gone through a 15-year stagnation with a congregation that had dwindled down to 35 members.