Pastor William Augustus Purvis
Reverend William Augustus Purvis is the Senior Pastor of the Trumpet of Zion Tabernacle
in the heart of North Philadelphia. As pastor, he is dedicated to making an impact on
those in the church, the local community, and the surrounding communities.
Prior to serving at the Trumpet of Zion, he attended the Wayland Temple Baptist Church,
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was there that he was licensed and later ordained to
preach the Gospel. While at Wayland Temple, in addition to teaching Bible Study, he
attended the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S.) where he received degrees in
Biblical Studies and in Urban Ministry Leadership. It was there that he identified the vision
that God has given him, and in 2000, he transferred his church membership from Wayland
Temple to the Trumpet of Zion Tabernacle, where he currently serves.
Pastor Purvis recognizes that a successful ministry starts at home. He and his wife Shirley
have been married for more than 50 years. In addition to his family, he serves as role
model and mentor for many who have found themselves incarcerated, and in trouble with
God and man. As part of his vision, he is active in rebuilding and restructuring families
through prison ministry. As a result, he is the Director of H.O.P.E. Prison Ministry where for
more than two decades he has visited several institutions on a regular basis: Curran-
Fromhold Correctional Facility (weekly), Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center (bi-
weekly), State Correctional Institution – Phoenix (monthly), and State Correctional
Institution – Chester (semiannually). He is also the founder of “A New Start,” a program
that provides shelter and spiritual insight for those recently released from prison.
Through this program, individuals are encouraged, and instructed in growth toward
godliness, which create better communities. Pastor Purvis loves his family, he loves
ministry, and most of all he loves the Lord!
Reverend Shayne E. Moore is committed to helping others mature in the Lord through dynamic teaching
and practical application of the Word of God. As an active member in the church and the community, he
is heavily involved in the church’s Prison Ministry where he provides instruction for new Christians as
well as those seasoned in Christ to grow spiritually.
At an early age, he realized the call that God has placed on his life and attended the Deliverance
Evangelistic Bible Institute to further his understanding and application of the Word of God. Years later,
when he responded to God’s calling he was licensed to preach and later ordained at the Trumpet of Zion
Tabernacle. It is there that he currently serves as the Assistant Pastor and Director of Christian
Rev. Moore attended both Drexel University and Western Governors University as an undergraduate,
Drexel University as a graduate, and is currently enrolled in the Northwestern Theological Seminary
where he is simultaneously working towards completing Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity
degrees. While he pursued his undergraduate degree at Drexel, he met and later married his wife Latesha and together they
have a son, Christian.
He is the Founder and President of TruePraise.net, where he provides website development, hosting, and streaming for
churches to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Community involvement include serving as the Vice President of Aim
For The Net, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building character and responsibility in young people in various
communities throughout the Philadelphia area. It is there that he serves as a role model and mentor to troubled males, and
encourages students both male and female to set goals, that nothing is impossible, and that they can accomplish anything. He
has also provided free computer training for the Rescue Find program, geared primarily towards those who are recovering
from drug addiction or incarceration, and for their families. Of all of the accomplishments however, he encourages you to
remember the most important achievement to him: the ultimate achievement of receiving Salvation by accepting Jesus Christ
as Lord. To God be the glory!