Bill Purvis is living proof that God answers prayer Having been stabbed 3 times with a butcher knife and left for dead at the age of 18, God answered his prayer for salvation and spared his life from imminent death. From that day he's been passionate for God and devoted to the practice of prayer. So many times we imagine that our pastors lead picture-perfect lives that things always go their way, nothing bad ever happens, and most importantly, that there is nothing they could ever need from us. That couldn t be further from the truth Hear first-hand the truth behind the stained-glass and come to a greater understanding of why your pastor needs your prayersDiscover the blessings that come from God when you pray for your own pastor It 's a tool for unity and the spiritual advancement of any church.Bill Purvis is the Senior Pastor of the 8,000-member Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia. No one who knew Bill as a teenager would have imagined him becoming a Christian, and especially not a Pastor. Yet God answered his prayer of, Lord use me and his life and ministry have been a miracle guided by God 's hand and prayer. Married for twenty-eight years and the father of three married sons, he 's devoted to Christ and his family. His formal education includes Opelika State College (now Southern Union), and Luther Rice Seminary where he earned the Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He is the voice of RealTime with Bill Purvis television ministry and Bill Purvis Leadership, a monthly leadership development ministry for personal growth.