Quentin Purvis, Lead Pastor
Quentin Purvis, affectionately called Pastor Q, was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska, where he graduated from high school. He found Jesus and was baptized while attending electronic school in Phoenix, Arizona. After three years working for Hughes Aircraft, he felt the call into ministry. He left Tucson and spent four years studying theology at Southern Adventist University. After pastoring for 18 years in Michigan, Quentin returned to the Alaska, where he served for eight years as Executive Secretary. He holds a B.A. degree in Theology from Southern Adventist University and a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University. Quentin and his wife Kim have two grown children, Katie and Kaila.
James Johnson, Associate Pastor-Youth
James Johnson was born to Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy teachers in Houston, Texas, and has also lived in North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, and Michigan. He describes himself as a beloved child of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to an amazing and beautiful wife, father of two beloved children, and a pastor. James has been given the spiritual gifts of teaching and apostolic ministry, and is passionate for his children and for youth and young adults. James seeks partnerships with families to raise disciples of Jesus who reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has served as a Student and Assistant Chaplain on the university level, as an Associate Pastor with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, and as a Senior Pastor in the Tampa, Florida area.
Cindy Locke, Office Manager
Cindy Locke is a native Floridian, born and raised in Orlando. She is married to Charles Locke, and they have three children. The two oldest, daughter Tina and son Chuck, live in Houston, TX, and the youngest son, Robbie, lives in Mt. Dora, FL.
Cindy’s favorite activity is spending time with family and friends. That, of course, includes their beloved puppy Kassy.
Cindy has been the office manager/secretary at the Apopka Church for the last two years, and she truly loves interacting with all the church family members.
The Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church was organized on January 7, 1956 with 57 members. The congregation moved several times before building a facility on South Highland Avenue in the early 1960's. The church quickly grew and needed a new expanded facility. Land was purchased on Votaw Road in Apopka. The first phase, which includes a social hall, offices and classroom facilities, was completed in 2003. Worship is currently being held in the social hall. Plans are now well underway for Build 7, which will complete a sanctuary, a gymnasium and additional classrooms to advance the church's vision of serving the community seven days a week.
To extend the ministry of Christ to our community with hope and wholeness.
Build 7 - Every Day for Him