Location: Malawi, Africa
Ministry Focus: The Purdys live and minister in Blantyre, Malawi. They currently serve in four major portfolios: Field Director for Malawi, President of Pentecostal Bible College, TELTAC coordinator, and Lead Pastor for City Pentecostal Church. Malawi is one of the world's poorest, least developed, and spiritually dark nations.
Harlyn and Helene have a goal to build leaders to change a nation. City Pentecostal Church (an international congregation of 500+) ministers to over 200 street children weekly, counsels victims of abuse, rape, HIV, etc., conducts crusades throughout the nation, disciples believers, and responds to various humanitarian needs. Pentecostal Bible College equips men and women to become godly, Spirit filled leaders through training, mentoring, and experience. TELTAC serves PAOC colleges on the African continent to assist with program, curriculum, teaching, staff, and faculty needs so they can attain quality accreditation status.
The Purdy's provide leadership for PAOC ministry in Malawi with a desire to effectively raise up an army of godly leaders who will take their place of influence in ministry, business, education, government, etc. Building leaders to change a nation is more than a logo it is a core value for the Purdys.
Ministry History: Harlyn served in pastoral ministry and District leadership for over 30 years. In 1989 Harlyn became pastor of West Pembroke Assembly, Bermuda, and in 1993 he began to engage in short and mid-term missions. Harlyn served on short term missions in Cuba, Somalia, South Sudan, Northern Uganda, and Malawi through teaching, conducting crusades, preaching, and relief and development. It was during a short term mission to Malawi (2006) that the call to serve full time became clear. After being widowed Harlyn met and married Helene (also widowed) who immediately joined him as full time missionaries in Malawi. Together they serve in Malawi to bring the gospel with its message of hope, healing, and deliverance to a people who desperately need it.
- Empowerment, protection, and victory as we engage the powers of darkness in spiritual warfare.
- For many men and women to rise up and become godly leaders in the church and community.
- For successful evangelism among Muslims, Hindus, and the Yao (one of the world's least reached peoples).
- That this year will be one of breakthrough in finances, leadership development, and outreach.