The mission of The Believers Church of Madera is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignty possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry.


Senior Pastors

John & Karan Pursell,

Pastors John & Karan pioneered the Believers Church over 25 years ago in 1983.  Their ministry is recognized locally and is growing nationally as a fresh voice from God through powerful, prophetic preaching and teaching.  The power of the Holy Spirit is demonstrating both spiritual and physical healing come to many in the services.  They have seen God heal brains and restore mental wholeness as the Spirit of God moves among the people.  Those in attendance truly have a life-changing encounter with the Lord.  The call of God has taken them throughout the United States and into Mexico, New Zealand and the Philippines, to minister to the Body of Christ and to bring like ministries together for fellowship.  They host an annual Camp Meeting and Pastors retreat, gathering pastors from all over the nation for fellowship and prayer.  Pastor John is involved as a board member in several community organizations and ministerial groups.  Karan leads a monthly dinner with the areas pastor’s wives, and is active in community clubs.  They have a heart for their city and are dedicated to see it touched by God and the Church to come into true biblical unity.


PasDSC_6465tors Mike & Monica Pursell

Pastor Mike has been in ministry for more than 15 years.  He began ministering to the youth and has since become the Associate Pastor.  He has a heart to see an outpouring of the glory of God and a great healing revival in this nation.  Pastor Mike was healed of Leukemia in 2008.  Since then he has been used by God to flow in a healing ministry greater than he ever has before. Monica is the leader of Power Kids Children’s Ministries at Believers Church.  She has been working in the Children’s Ministry for over 15 years.  Her heart is to see kids grasp the truth of the gospel and live that truth into adulthood, all the while transforming the body of Christ and influencing every environment just by living out their faith in HIM!  Power Kids Children’s Ministry is a place where God is made real, where Jesus is known and understood, where they will develop a relationship with Him that will involve their spirit, soul and body as they walk out what they learn.