About Us

Perhaps you thought your period of waiting on God is meaningless and too painful to endure? Or maybe you have allowed anger and resentment to fill your heart because you feel like God is taking too long? You might even have thrown in the towel believing that delay automatically means denial?  Or maybe you have finally come to the realization that God's timing is just different from our own. Well, whatever your situation know that God uses our waiting periods as a faith journey. While you are walking this journey of faith, you will need to know what God says about waiting and His promises, as well as hear others' testimonies of God's faithfulness to those who wait on Him.

Purposeful Wait is a non-profit faith based support group that meets bi-weekly to discuss what God says about waiting, whether it be for healing, deliverance, a spouse, a job, etc. We welcome both males & females over the age of 18 who are eager to fellowship with others enduring the process of wait. Support Groups entail a biblical based message, testimonial time, and an open forum.

Our Mission: Seeking to empower others to find their Godly ordained purpose during their season of wait.

Our Vision: We strive to provide ongoing emotional and spiritual support to individuals who are waiting on God to perform miracles in their lives, based on God's irrefutable promises.

Founder Bio: 

Rebecca Rush is the founder and visionary of Purposeful Wait. The ministry was launched in May 2013, and its first Support Group concurrently occurred in June of 2013.  Rebecca has been married to her supportive husband Frederick for two years. She is the daughter of Apostle Earl Palmer and Pastor Maria Palmer Pastors and founders of Brand New Life Christian Center located in Philadelphia, PA.  Rebecca has a passion to counsel individuals and has earned her Master's Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Earlier, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Howard University, where she majored in Psychology. With a true desire to encourage and empower others, Rebecca aspires to have her own counseling practice one day, where she will provide spiritual counseling, based on biblical principles and the foundation of Christ. Rebecca is a member of Brand New Life Christian Center under the leadership of her parents, where she serves as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher. Her first book entitled "From Pain to Promise: Discovering Your Purposeful Wait!" was released in January of 2014.

A Message from Our Founder: 

Throughout my journey of waiting, I've often asked God why my wait seemed to be so long. In the midst of waiting, the Lord finally revealed some of my purpose in this season. I know there are many others who may be asking God the same questions, or experiencing a similar period in their lives. This is why this ministry is so close to my heart, and ultimately so important to me. It was through my pain and struggles that this ministry was birthed. Moreover, I know with God's guidance the ministry will reach many people and help them during their journey of faith, to truly discover their purposeful wait.  


Rebecca Rush

Founder & Visionary