Steve Purdum is the Chief Development Officer where he oversees Ministry Relations for First Liberty Institute. Our Ministry Relations team strives to cultivate life time partnerships with those who share a passion for all that we do.
Steve Joined First Liberty in 2014 after serving as Guest Services Pastor and Executive Pastor of a large church in Plano, TX.
Before that, Steve was in sales for over 23 years after attending Oklahoma State University. Starting out as a manufacturer’s representative for a regional sales agency in the southwest then advancing to management then ownership. The agency had offices in Dallas, Houston and later expanded to Kansas City. He also owned two regional wholesale shipping warehouses located in Dallas and Houston.
Steve received numerous industry awards for his accomplishments throughout his years in the automotive aftermarket industry.
Much of Steve’s career he served in various ministry leadership roles at his local church before transitioning to full time ministry work in 2006.
The blend of sales and a ministry background was a perfect combination of experience to step into his role on the ministry relations team in 2014.
First Liberty’s model of development is more of a ministry to our partners. As such, we define the team as Ministry Relations rather than what many organizations call development.
Steve is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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