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Pastor Joel Arwood is the Lead Pastor of Purpose Church

Joel Arwood

Lead Pastor

JOEL ARWOOD – LEAD PASTOR

Bishop Joel Arwood is a distinct voice in the kingdom of God. He is the lead pastor and founder of Purpose Church in Sevierville, TN, and is honored to be an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God. He grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee and recognized the call of God on his life at a young age.

 

Before planting Purpose Church, Bishop Arwood served as a State Evangelist for the Church of God in Tennessee. He also served as the Chairman of the Tennessee Church of God Evangelism & Home Missions Board, the Tennessee Church of God State Council, and has served on numerous other boards and committees. Many leaders recognize the gift Bishop Arwood has in communicating the message of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Thousands have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost under Bishop Arwood’s ministry. Bishop Arwood holds a Private Pilot License and enjoys flying his Piper Cherokee.

 

Bishop Arwood is married to his true love Theresa and they have four children together.

CO-PASTOR AND WORSHIP PASTOR – THERESA ARWOOD

Pastor Theresa is a wife, mother, author, and speaker. She was born and raised near Columbia, SC. Pastor Theresa was saved the same night she met her husband. Just a few short weeks later she was baptized in with the Holy Ghost during prayer as she intensely sought God for His will for her life. Pastor Theresa is a powerful voice in declaring the Word of God. She is Co-Pastor and Worship Pastor at Purpose Church. She is also the founder of W.O.W. Women of Worship Israel Tour. Pastor Theresa also serves on the Tennessee Church of God Women’s Ministries Board and has served on numerous other boards and committees. Pastor Theresa is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God in Cleveland, TN.

 

Pastor Theresa is happily married to Joel and they have four children together.

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Theresa Arwood is the Co-Pastor and Worship Pastor at Purpose Church

Theresa Arwood

Co-Pastor and Worship Pastor

Team Purpose

Priscilla Turcios
Connection Pastor

Noah & Layla Crabtree

Youth Pastors
Children’s Ministry

Reganne Lambert

Administrative Assistant

 

Shannon Johnson

Children’s Ministry