Hello, we are Buddy and Mary Puryear, missionaries with the Gospel Preacher Association, serving on MERCY’S VESSEL. I retired from the U.S. Navy after a 30 year career serving as a nuclear trained officer. I served on 5 different submarines finishing as Captain of the USS SPADEFISH (SSN 668).
After being retired for about 9 years, the Lord opened an opportunity for me to go back to sea in His service doing short term medical missions. The best part of this assignment is my wife will be part of the crew.
We have been married for 45 years, have 4 adult children, and 15 grandchildren. For us to be willing to leave those grandchildren should tell you how much we value this opportunity to serve. I hope you will spend a few minutes looking over this site and that you will get the same sense about the ministry of MERCY’S VESSEL that we have.