Cascade Hills Church is a place where people from all walks of life attend to either find spiritual connection to God through Christ, or to live out their faith that changed them by helping others find Christ.
From humble beginnings to a church now reaching people for Christ around the globe, the mission of Cascade Hills has remained consistent. “To make fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ out of irreligious people.
If you are new to Columbus or checking out church for the first time, use our first time guest parking as you arrive and you’ll get personal assistance for anything you need. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Bill Purvis
Pastor Bill grew up in Eufaula, Alabama. His story is one that is evidence of God’s grace and ability to change lives. Two weeks prior to his spiritual conversion, a young witness nervously knocked on his door. He quickly spoke these words to Bill.
“Everything you are looking for can be found in Jesus.”
On April 28, 1974, Bill was stabbed three times with a butcher knife and left for dead. It was in his dying state that Bill remembered the awkward exchange and those words. Right then and there at a light pole in the parking lot of a run-down theater, he repented of his sins and cried out to God, receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. That became the turning point of his life. His transformation resulted in an undeniable love for God and an urgency to tell others about Jesus.
Later he would be certain of a “call” to ministry and he’d go on to graduate from Luther Rice Seminary earning Master of Arts, Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees in time.
With only one child and almost 10 years after his salvation, Bill and Debbie were called to lead Cascade Hills Church of Columbus, Georgia on Easter Sunday April, 1983. There were 32 people present that day. With over 10,000 in our 2015 Easter service hearing the Gospel, people being baptized daily, we know how blessed we are and where our blessings come from.
Today, the very light pole that Bill clung to as he cried out to God serves as the centerpiece of a Prayer Garden at Cascade Hills Church. The inscription on the base of the pole reads:
Under this light on April 28, 1974 our Pastor cried out to God in desperation for a miracle that saved his soul & life. Perhaps your prayers to God in desperation today will be answered with the miracle you need.
Bill and his wife Debbie were married over 35 years ago, on July 1, 1980. They have 3 incredible sons, BJ, Brent and Blake, each married to beautiful wives with amazing gifts, along with 6 awesome grandchildren.
You can follow Bill on Twitter @Bill_Purvis or Instagram @BillPurvis.
For a complete interview with Pastor Bill, click here.
Pastor Brent is co-pastor at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia. With a communication style that is both relevant and authentic, his ability to connect with audiences at all levels with scripture, is clearly a gift from God.
“I want people to know that God’s faithfulness is abundantly available in all of our lives and that He is full of love, mercy and forgiveness.”
He married his High School sweetheart, Carrie Macon, a former 4th grade teacher. She holds her Master of Education degree from Columbus State University. Brent and Carrie have two beautiful children, Emme Reese and Elijah Cruz, along with 2 full grown Great Danes.
Pastor Brent completed his Masters in Christian Studies from Luther Rice University in May of 2016. His hobbies and interests include working out, running, triathlon and Ironman events, biking, large game hunting, bass fishing, reading, learning, and any time with family.
You can follow him on Instagram or twitter @BrentPurvis.