About Kevin Purcell

About Kevin Purcell

Welcome to my site. I’m Dr. Kevin Purcell, write and pastor.

Ever had a mission … a cause … that you couldn’t let go of no matter what people said or did? That’s me. My mission is to help build the church of Jesus Christ by making disciples of the people in my spheres of influence focusing on the local church as well as helping people use technology in support of the Great Commission.

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Portrait taken by my son Daniel Purcell @look_up_media on Instagram
You should have him do your portrait.

Thanks for stopping by KevinPurcell.org! This is where I share myself with the digital world.

If you want to contact me, then use the contact form below. I will be happy to respond as soon as I can. Any interest in having me review your products are appreciated, but those reviews must be published here.

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High Peak Baptist Church steeple

Kevin Purcell Ministry History

Currently, I’m the pastor of High Peak Baptist Church in Valdese, NC. We’re a small church in the central western North Carolina about 90 minutes northwest of Charlotte and an hour east of Asheville off I-40. I’ve been pastor here since January 2007.

Before coming to High Peak, I served Long Creek Memorial Baptist Church in Dallas, NC and Evergreen Baptist Church in Delway, NC. My first church was Blanket Creek Baptist Church in Falmouth, KY. You can follow our Sunday worship services on Facebook Live using our Facebook Page.

Education

Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (2005). Dissertation: Using Multimedia in Expository Preaching

Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with focus on Pastoral Ministry/Preaching (1998)

Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown College. Majors in both Religion and Philosophy and Minor in Communications (1991)

Milwaukee High of the Arts. Special magnet school for the performing arts with majors in Theatre and Music (1987)

Writing Ministry of Kevin Purcell

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In addiction to serving as a pastor, I’m also a writer.

For the last 20 years, in addition to serving as a pastor in local churches, I write about technology here, for a couple of secular tech sites and for a ministry technology site. I started working the Christian Computing Magazine.

For about 7 years I wrote forĀ GottaBeMobile.com and Notebooks.com, a pair of tech blogs focused on mobile technology and notebook computers. This allowed me the opportunity to stay up today on modern tech so that I could also help the church use technology to “Make Disciples of All Nations.”

Today you can find my work at Church Tech Today, a great site for church technology. I usually cover Bible tech, but will sometimes write about other topics related to the church and ministry.

I’ve also published articles in Preaching Magazine, iPhone Life and a few other ministry journals and blogs, including the WORDsearch Bible Software blog.

Kevin Purcell’s YouTube Channels

Image by Tymon Oziemblewski from Pixabay

In addition to writing, I’ve branched out into video with my two YouTube Channels. You can see my general personal channel on Behind the Pulpit, a channel that’s more personal and ministry related.

You can also see The Pastor’s Tech, a channel devoted to tech used in ministry. We used to call that Theotek, but rebranded at the beginning of 2020 to focus on pastors and ministers instead of the church in general.

Anyone who wants to send me information about products to review here at KevinPurcell.org, then use the form below for that or for other reasons related to my site or writing ministry. However, I no longer write for GottaBeMobile or Notebooks.com so your contact here for such purposes will go ignored and your email blocked as spam.