Dr. Mike Purdy was called as pastor of Forest Heights Baptist Church in October of 1996. He is a native of Rome, Georgia. Pastor Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degrees from Shorter University, Rome, Georgia and Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He earned a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology degree from the University of South Africa. Pastor Mike has served as pastor at churches in Georgia and Oklahoma.
He was saved and baptized under the preaching of Dr. Jerry Vines at West Rome Baptist Church in Rome, Georgia. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel at Kennesaw First Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Mike is married to the former Debbie Allgood. They have been blessed with three sons and three daughters-in-law: Shane and Felicia Purdy, Ben and Jamie Purdy, and Jeremy and Beth Purdy, and nine grandchildren: Isaac, McCord, Sawyer, Jalyn, Jayci, Jansyn, Jerzy, McKinley, and Lincoln Purdy.
Mike loves to impart the Word of God through expositional preaching and teaching. He relates the Word of God in a way that conveys the true meaning based upon the time and context in which it was written, yet he makes it applicable to our lives today. He enjoys the fellowship of the body of believers and desires to see God’s family grow together both in number and in spiritual maturity. Contact Bro. Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the church office.