Jeff Purvis – Lead Pastor

Jeff Purvis grew up in South St. Louis city and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1974.
While attending Missouri Baptist University in Creve Coeur, Missouri, Jeff served as the
Minister of Youth & Recreation at Tower Grove Baptist Church, his home church. He then moved to Houston, Texas in 1978 to attend Southwestern Theological Seminary.

Jeff is in his 41st year in the ministry and has served as an Associate Pastor in Lakeland, FL, Columbia, MD, Kearney, MO, as well as a Senior Pastor at Westport Community Church in St. Louis County and since March of 2007, he has been our Senior Pastor.

Jeff has led several mission trips to Matamoros, Mexico and has a heart for evangelism and missions. He desires to preach and teach God’s Word in such a way that you understand God’s Word, believe God’s Word and have a desire to live out God’s Word. Jeff is a diehard sports fan, especially St. Louis Cardinals baseball and St. Louis Blues hockey. He has served on several different committees and boards on the local, state and national levels within the Southern Baptist Convention.

Jeff and Lucy have been married since 1990 and have three children – Noah, Madelynn and Jonah.


Scott Herman – Associate Pastor – Evangelism & Community Outreach

Scott grew up in the Wichita, Kansas area graduating from Wichita Northwest High School. Scott worked in retail management for many years, and his job placed him at many different locations throughout the country. While working retail and earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Scott met his wife Megan. The two married in May of 2010, and they have two wonderful children together ages 3, & 6.

Scott answered the call here at First Baptist Church Herculaneum-Pevely in March of 2019 as the Associate Pastor of Evangelism & Community Outreach. Since accepting the call, Scott has successfully spearheaded such outreach programs as Saturate U.S.A., the FBCHP Annual Harvest Festival, and several other initiatives within the communities of Pevely and Herculaneum. Scott is also finishing his Masters of Divinity Degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.