President and Founder
David is president and founder of PURE Ministries and focuses on speaking/teaching the PURE ministry message and its practical implementation wherever God leads. He is married to Lee, and they reside in Dothan, Alabama. They are the parents of Katie, Gabe, and Anna Lee, and grandparents of Zachariah, Hunter, Benjamin, Madison, Landon, Riley, Josiah, Anna Gracelyn, Reagan, River, Waverly, and Ezra. In conjunction with his role at PURE Ministries, David is an ordained Minister of the Gospel and has previously served as National Consultant for Disabilities Ministries for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. David and Lee are active members of Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Gainesville. David has formerly been instrumental in the founding and development of several technology companies: as Senior Vice President at Stockholder Systems, Inc. (SSI) and co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of First Bankcard Systems, Inc. (FBS Software). Most recently, David co-founded and has served as President and CEO of ITManna, Inc. an Atlanta based IT staffing and consulting firm. David currently serves (or has served) on the boards of directors of: ITManna; Southwest Christian Care (a hospice care facility and a medically fragile children’s respite center); Fellowship of Developmental Disabilities (a national association of disabilities ministries, homes, and organizations); and Happy Acres Mission (a missionary support organization). David is the author of “A Better Way: Where Least is Most” and holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Vangie serves as Executive Director of PURE Ministries, and is responsible for leading day-to-day operations and also setting direction, goals, and priorities for the ministry. Vangie lives in Powder Springs, Georgia with her husband, Jason, and son, Noah. She began her journey as a PURE mom when Noah was diagnosed with autism at age four. This same faithful year, she also began full-time ministry to children at Southwest Christian Church in East Point, GA. Through efforts to create an environment where her son could learn about his relationship with God, her ministry and advocacy for children with special needs became intertwined. After completing her B.S. in Christian Ministry in 2008, she received a scholarship to seminary where she completed an M.A. in Contemporary Theology in 2013. Her thesis project, “Disability and The Image of God” continued her desire to meld theology, practical ministry and disability advocacy. It is her passion to create resources for the church to empower them in ministry with PURE people. In addition to leading PURE Ministries as Executive Director, Vangie serves as a consultant for Standard Publishing and speaks at ministry conferences nationally.
Diana Duncan is from Roswell, Georgia, and now resides in Flowery Branch. Diana manages the day-to-day administration functions of PURE Ministries. She is married to Billy Duncan, and has a combined family of 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Diana is retired from the Kroger Company where she worked in Store Management and in Store Operations in the Atlanta Division office. She and Billy enjoy traveling, especially cruising, and spending time with the grandchildren. Diana has served as a board member with Supporters of the Shield, and is a frequent speaker for the Teen Victim Impact Program. Her passion for Teen Driving issues came as the result of losing her son in 2003 in a vehicle accident. Diana and Billy are active members of Blackshear Place Baptist Church.
Ministry Development Director
Lynne is a native of Buford, Georgia and is responsible for coordinating all development efforts for PURE Ministries. She has been married to Tommy since 1970. They have been blessed to be the parents of two children and grandparents to three precious little ones. Lynne earned her Batchelor’s degree of Science in Education from Brenau College and her Master’s in Education and Education Specialist in Curriculum and Supervision (Ed. S.) from the University of Georgia. Lynne and Tommy are enjoying these years of retirement as they spend time at the beach and at their cabin in the North Georgia Mountains, travel, and play with their grandchildren. They worship at Blackshear Place Baptist Church where they sing in the choir and participate in mission trips. Lynne is a retired middle school principal who has worked with students and families in all areas of special needs and appreciates the joys and challenges experienced by everyone involved in helping students grow in every way. With the more flexible time now available, Lynne has really enjoyed being involved in numerous Bible studies, including Blackaby’s Experiencing God, which guided her to be watchful for where God is already at work and sensitive to being called to join Him. After losing their son in April of 2012, the desire to go wherever God called increased. When the opportunity was presented to join PURE Ministries as Foundation Relationships Director, the call was felt strong and sure. Lynne is enjoying working with the staff to increase the reach of our ministry to help churches embrace the PURE families in their communities in the arms of Christ.
PURE Ministry Advocacy Director
Lee has been married to David Since 1970 and spends most of her time being Grandma to her grandchildren. Lee is very active with David in foreign missions and they together have led several mission trips to Brazil, assisting New Tribes Mission missionaries in the Amazon region. Lee holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Emory University in Atlanta and is a Registered Nurse. She serves with David in advocating PURE ministry in churches across the U.S.