Ben Purves is a pastor at Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, VA. Ben joined OBC’s staff in 2008. He has a B.A. from Multnomah Bible College (Portland, OR), an M.A. from Capital Bible Seminary (Lanham, MD), and is a D.Min. student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY) where he is working on a research thesis examining the Protestant plague ethic from the 1500-1700s. The Lord has blessed Ben and his wife Ricki with three children whom they are homeschooling.