Purple Hearts Ministries is an IRS section 501(c)(3) approved non-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Florida. PHM was founded by Colonel Mark and Mary Simpson.
Mark spent 26 years on active duty in the Air Force as a B-52 and B-1 weapons system officer; he commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels and is now retired in the panhandle of Florida. He has a heart for ministry to the military community and understands the hurt and pain associated with losing a parent to combat as a child. Mark holds the American Association of Christian Counselors and Military Ministry's (Campus Crusade) Care & Counsel for Combat Trauma Certificate.
Dr. James Whitworth is a retired Air Force Lieutentant Colonel with a PhD in clinical social work and serves on the PHM board of directors. Jim has extensive experience in combat trauma and PTSD counseling and brings depth and breadth to the ministry team.