We are a diverse congregation located in Lakewood, OH. Our mission is to be united in Jesus and a voice for His gospel.
Pastor Quentin Purvis
Quentin Purvis (Pastor Q) has been pastor of the Lakewood Seventh-day Adventist Church since August 2021. Born and raised on an island in Southeastern Alaska, he left home at 18 and found Jesus while attending electronic school in Phoenix, AZ. After three years of working for Hughes Aircraft in Tuscon, AZ, an overwhelming call led him into ministry.
After pastoring for 18 years in Michigan, Pastor Q returned to the land of his heritage and served in Alaska for eight years. He later accepted a call to Florida, and in 2021, accepted the invitation to serve in Ohio. He holds a B.A in Theology from Southern Adventist University and a Masters in Pastoral Ministry from Andrews University.
Pastor Q and his wife Kim have two adult children, Kathryn and Kaila.
About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.