Project Galveston


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Project Galveston equips students well to become laborers for God’s kingdom throughout the duration of their college careers, but especially as they begin their lives as young adults in the marketplace. PG is the only place I know of that a college student can spend focused time with like-minded peers in study and training while having real-life opportunities to put their new knowledge and skills to practice.
— Bryan Ziegler, CFO Telluride Investments

What is Project Galveston

Project Galveston is a 9 week leadership development opportunity. The aim is to grow as a Christ-centered leader with real world applications.

Who is going to be there

College students from Houston Baptist University, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston, and Stephen F Austin

Student Testimonials

Can’t wait to go back this summer and grow not just in my faith but my love for Christ!
— Kyle, SHSU
I went to be equipped and grow in my faith. I walked away with knowing the importance of surrounding myself with community.
— Michelle, HBU
I wrestled with giving up my plans for the summer but trusted the Lord & committed. I learned how to share the Gospel with my fraternity & grow as a
Christ-Centered Leader.
— Scott, SHSU

Sample Weekly Schedule

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Project Galveston Directors


Heath Purgahn

Heath and Melissa enjoy ministering together on the college campus. As students, God used the ministry of Campus Outreach to impact and change their lives and as a result, they want to see others' lives transformed for the glory of God. The Purgahn’s are praying that God would continue to raise up laborers to be sent to the nations from students on the campuses in the Houston region.

This is the second summer that Heath & Melissa will serve our staff & students in this role. They are excited to see how the Gospel & these leadership opportunities the summer presents will impact the students for a lifetime.


Scott Skolaski

Scott grew up in Waco, Texas. It wasn’t until his sophomore year in college that he learned what it looked like to give his life away and be a follower of Jesus. During this time, God gave Scott a heart for multiplying his life and reaching others with the gospel. He began to minister to his fraternity and watched some of his brothers start to know Christ. Scott is grateful to be apart of this ministry team and cannot wait to see the fruit God will create on the campus.

Scott is excited to be on the island again this summer serving the students and staff in this capacity.