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.
Over this past week, multiple people inside and outside the church have asked about navigating matters of conscience and healthcare when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As mandates multiply … More