Joe Pursch is a veteran pastor, radio broadcaster, and platform speaker with a passion for transformation in congregations and Christian leaders. For over 25 years, he has been impacting audiences and influencing leaders with a message that is timely, passionate, and faithfully drawn from the Scriptures.
With a Masters Degree in Theology (M.Div.) from Talbot Seminary at Biola University, Joe served as a Senior Pastor/Teaching Pastor in several churches in California before accepting his current role as Senior Pastor at Valley 4th Church in Spokane Valley, Washington. Since the mid 1990s, he has also been a contributor in the worlds of leadership/communications consulting and broadcasting.
In addition to his pastoral ministry, he is a popular conference speaker and pulpit guest, providing Biblical answers to the challenges of family life, pastoral leadership, and the pressures of living out the faith in the workplace.
One of only a handful of major-market talk show hosts in America to deal with culture and politics from a distinctly Biblical worldview, Joe was heard nightly for years throughout Northern California on AM radio powerhouse 710 KFIA in Sacramento, as the host of “Real Talk With Joe Pursch”, a live two-hour drive time talk show. He then served as the host of “Transforming Moments”, also heard daily on KFIA. Both programs were productions of Salem Communications, America’s leading religious/family broadcasting company.
Joe has served as an advisor and guest lecturer at William Jessup University, and is a former speaker for Strategic Renewal International, a ministry focused on bringing renewal to churches and ministry leaders. He also traveled statewide in California as Director of Church Relations and speaker at large for The Capitol Resource Institute, a leading pro-family public policy organization.
Joe and his wife Tina have been married 29 years and live in Spokane Valley, Washington, surrounded (in a happy sense of the word!) by five daughters and a son.