Born and raised in Indiana. Married high school sweetheart, Becky. Studied Ministry and Psychology at Taylor University. Began full-time ministry in 1997. Credentialed with the Assemblies of God. Have 3 amazing children, Josiah, Rachel, and Joel. Moved to Vegas in 2007. Started the combat sports chaplain ministry Fight Church in 2010. Came on staff at LIFE as Associate Pastor in 2015. Became Lead Pastor at LIFE in 2017. Enjoy sports, mostly MMA and Jiu Jitsu, but still watch some Indianapolis Colts games and try to keep up with Vegas teams. Love nature, camping, fishing, and hiking. Watch a lot of movies, too many documentaries. Listen to a ton of non-fiction audio books and podcasts. Always have music playing, anything from Elvis to Emery, Johnny Cash to Jimmy Eat World, Kings of Leon to Kings Kaleidoscope. Coffee.
Born in, and a resident of California for a little over 20 years, followed by 20 years on the Island of Hawaii, and now nearly 20 years in Las Vegas, Burton has decided that "home" is where you are at any given moment--as long as you've got Jesus' hand. As a son of a pastor, Burton was cultivated and educated for pastoral ministry in a fertile, faith-filled home. Practical ministry development took place primarily at Thy Word Ministries in Hawaii, followed by pastoral education from Trinity Bible College. Burton and Toni--his wife of over 40 years, have three grown children, Cameron (Laury), Emma, and Elizabeth, and three amazing grandchildren. All his life, Burton has had a thriving love for anything automotive related, and expresses that on a daily basis as general manager of Subaru of Las Vegas. With the Great Commission at the heart of his daily prayer and pursuit, he leads his staff to, "...Serve our customers as we should serve Christ". Oh...and Burton loves to sail!
Hi! I’m originally from sunny California. I grew up in a very small town (pop. 2000) in the Sierra mountains near Yosemite National Park. Growing up there was quite an adventure every day! I consider myself very blessed to grow up where I did, although I wouldn’t have said that as a kid. I love the outdoors and nature with a passion and take pride in my Native American ancestry. I was a small girl in a small town with big dreams of the big city! Being raised in a Christian cult definitely put a limit on my life and made my dreams seem more like fairytales. Trying to follow all the rules of the organization was very hard but then a miracle happened. After a lifetime of spiritual and physical abuse, God gave my Mother and Father the strength to leave the congregation. I thank them for the courage to leave and provide freedom in my life. Soon after that my oldest brother passed away and it was a huge impact on my life and what life meant to me. I went through years of struggling with a connection/relationship with God and wasn’t able to trust any church or religious branch to help me through the rehabilitation I was doing. I finished school early and went on to have a successful career as an Aesthetician and traveled around California until I felt my calling to move to Las Vegas. I had no idea what I was going to do or where I was going to stay. I didn’t know anyone and for a single mom of a toddler it was the scariest and riskiest decision I had ever made. The voice was strong though and it gave me the courage to blindly move. I moved to Las Vegas and a few days later I met my soulmate and now husband. It didn’t take long for my Dad to miss his granddaughter so much he couldn’t take it, so he moved to Las Vegas also, where he spent the last two years of his life with us. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep not long after that. I was in the greatest grief and called my good friend Pastor Josh to talk, I knew I could trust him. Then I started attending Life Christian Church for comfort. There was a genuine sense of family connection and holy spirit here that I had never felt at the previous mega churches I visited. A couple months later my 7-year-old daughter, unknowingly, developed anaphylaxis and had an anaphylactic attack which caused her throat to swell up and cut off her breathing. This was a life changing moment when my life turned around. There is so much effort I was putting into pointless things and I finally saw how important every moment is. Going through my daughter’s rehabilitation and fighting her autoimmune disease was the only thing that mattered. I learned how to put God first and serve his purpose. Through this healing journey I learned how to support and teach others how to cure their child’s mental and physical diseases. I’ve created a non-profit called ‘Regenerate To Genesis’ which helps provide resources and funds to rehabilitate autistic children and support the medically injured. I also serve as a fulltime teacher at a local Christian school.