Bishop R.J. Burt, Sr. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He works diligently in the service of the Lord with his wife, Pastor Patricia Burt, with whom he shares four children. They are the proud grandparents of four. Bishop Burt and his wife have a number of wonderful godchildren.
Bishop Burt received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the prestigious Marquette University. He holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Logos Christian College. Throughout his ministry, Bishop Burt has engaged in life-long learning through earned certification for various studies from Moody Bible Study and Conference classes.
In 1990 this great man of God was installed as Pastor of Greater New Birth Church. Under the awesome leadership of Bishop R.J. Burt, Sr., Greater New Birth Church provides:
Training to youth and adults in various areas of leadership and outreach ministries that address many social skills in the community
- A 6- module ministers in training curriculum called MIT-Modules
- A staff of more than 120 ministers
- A Child Development Day Care Center
- A multi-million dollar building project that includes a new cathedral, fellowship hall and classrooms
Greater New Birth Church is currently in the second phase of a multi-million dollar Mega Mall project. This includes a new worship edifice and will include a family-friendly recreational/entertainment center, economic development opportunities and outreach efforts. This is GOD’S vision becoming OUR reality.
Bishop Burt serves not only as pastor to Greater New Birth church, but travels around the world preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an effort to “Serve the Body of Christ.” He is committed to preaching a message of spiritual, educational and economic empowerment. Bishop believes and states, “Wherever there is an air of expectancy and an aroma of faith –God – will do great things.”
In June of 1999, Bishop Burt was consecrated to the office of International Presiding Bishop of Grace International Fellowship (GIF), a training and support ground for pastors and congregations, of which he is also the founder. His heart towards Pastors is very rich. He has dedicated a substantial portion of his ministry, time and effort toward “shepherding” Shepherds
Bishop Burt is community sensitive. In addition to the ministerial duties for Greater New Birth and GIF, he has served on several community and private organizational Board of Directors. Bishop has served on the Board of Directors for TranCenter for Youth, Inc, an organization committed to meeting the needs of challenged and troubled teens. He also has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hands OFF God’s Property Coalition, the Clergy Amani Association, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Economic Development Commissions. He currently serves on the CEO Leadership Academy Board of Directors.
Tune in as Bishop R.J. Burt continues to spread the Word of God through radio ministry which airs Sundays on WGLB AM1560 at 3pm. Bishop Burt is a singer/songwriter and is well on his way to becoming a successful author.