Travis Purkerson

Travis Purkerson


Travis has been in pastoral ministry for over 25 years, serving lead pastors out of love for the Church in the area of worship leading and counseling. Travis holds a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Prairie Bible Institute and a Master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from the Masters University. He is licensed with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and works full-time as the Worship and Counseling Pastor at Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Central City, Nebraska. Travis has faced a variety of challenges in his role as an associate pastor. His compassion for pastors has only grown as he has seen the great need pastors have for friendship and partnership in the ministry. He desires to partner with his wife Ruth as they reach out to ministry families to provide friendship and encouragement for the unique challenges they have. Even though Travis is only volunteering at this point with Standing Stone he sees how his wife’s ministry dovetails with the ministry at Heartland as the philosophy of ministry with Standing Stone is so aligned with that of Heartland Church.

Travis and Ruth have been married for 28 years and have six children. Their three oldest children have married wonderful spouses and live close to them in Central City. Travis and Ruth have given up most fun, hobby like activities for the joy of spending time with their four grand-children.   

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