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A NEW PERSPECTIVE was created out of a desire to serve the Lord and to help others do the same. I began working with youth and children for sixteen and a half years. As I worked with the youth I found myself talking a lot with the youth and their families. After seminary, I started working for various churches doing evangelism and counseling. I soon realized that there were a lot of smaller churches who could use a counselor to help minister to their church family, but could not afford it. Out of that realization came the ministry of A New Perspective. In June of 1995 we formed a non-profit counseling ministry called A New Perspective.

OUR DESIRE is to partner with churches as they help their members walk closer to Christ and apply His word to their situations. Our approach to counseling is similar to that of Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well. He met her where she was, lovingly confronted her with her sin and offered her eternal living water. We want to help individuals, couples and families draw closer to Christ and to one another as they apply God’s word to their lives.

  • Johnny Puryear
  • Johnny Puryear

    JOHNNY PURYEAR has a servant's heart and loves helping others draw closer to the Lord - and to one another. He is the Founder and President of A New Perspective Christian Counseling and Mediation Services, a ministry that empowers couples and equips churches for ministry. Johnny is a marriage and family counselor, an ordained minister, and a certified family mediator. He is the creator/ presenter of the Building Radical Relationships Seminar and has put together numerous other seminars concerning marriage and family.

    Johnny has served as a youth director, a director of youth and children’s ministries, an associate pastor, and an interim pastor at various churches. He has been a marriage and family counselor for the past 22 years.

    Johnny has addressed the needs of couples and families in churches, businesses, and other civic and Christian organizations. He has dual Master's Degrees in Biblical Studies and Marriage & Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He was married for nearly 30 years before his wife passed away. He is now married to Suzanne Puryear, and they live in Longview, Texas. One of his favorite things to do is hang out with his wife, his two grown children, and his two grandchildren. He also enjoys camping, boating, and exercising.

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