Richard Burr, General Director


Biographical SketchofRichard A. Burr

Personal:

Married* to Anastasia Ioannidou Burr, former Director of Nursing with AMGI (Advancing the Ministry of the Gospel, International) Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Education:

Grove City College; B.S. in Commerce & Marketing, 1954; Attended Dallas Theological Seminary.

Employment:
1981-present

Pray-Think-Act Ministries, Inc.
General Director and Founder.
An interdenominational prayer discipleship ministry focused on personal and corporate revival leading to holiness of lifestyle. More than 1,000 conferences have been conducted in evangelical churches across the United States, Canada and Greece.

1980-82

Campus Crusade for Christ, International
Executive Director, “Here’s Life World”
Directed CCC’s “History’s Handful,” one billion dollars fund raising campaign for worldwide evangelism.

1975-79

Campus Crusade for Christ, International
National Director, “Here’s Life America”
Directed the discipleship ministry following the national evangelistic thrust (“I Found It”) in the United States. Also directed and coordinated the local evangelistic campaigns in New York City (1976) and South Florida (1975).

1970-75

AmeriFirst Bank, Miami, FL
V. P. Business Development & Customer Relations

1959-70

Travelers Insurance Companies
Manager; Life, Health & Financial Services; Omaha, NE

1958-59

Armco Steel Corporation
Oilfield Supply Division (National Supply Company)

1955-57

United States Air Force, Strategic Air Command
1st Lt.; Navigator, KB-29 Air Refueling Crew

1950-54

Grove City College; Grove City, PA
Student assistant to Dean of Men (’51); Assistant Football Coach (’51, ’54)

1950

B&O Railroad ; Mahoningtown, PA
Section Gang

Christian Experience:
Mr. Burr experienced his second birth at a Methodist Men’s Retreat, Leesburg, FL on October 10, 1970 and continued in the corporate arena for another five years. During this five-year period (1970-75), he served as a Sunday School teacher, youth worker and deacon in his local church. Concurrently, he started a Christian Business Men’s Committee in Miami, Florida to reach executives for Christ. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Miami Christian College and on the board of directors of “Prayer Breakfast Ministry” in Miami, Florida (affiliate of National Prayer Breakfast; Washington, D.C). He entered the ministry on a full-time vocational basis with Campus Crusade for Christ in 1975. Mr. Burr was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 1977. In addition, he was asked to initiate and lead the Prayer for Spiritual Awakening movement for the Southern Baptist Convention (HMB) in 1979—‘80. He also directed the prayer-training program for the Billy Graham Alaskan Crusade in 1983.
Christian Organizations:

Former President of Oxford Conference for Research in Revival and Spiritual Awakening (Founded by the late J. Edwin Orr, Ph.D., Oxford)

Member of the Parkside Church, Chagrin Falls, OH

Books Authored:

Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer w/ Study Guide;
Christian Publications, Inc., 1998; 2005

Praying Your Prodigal Home;
Christian Publications, Inc., 2004

 

* Mr. Burr was previously deserted and divorced. He has had three sons; two deceased (one by AIDS and another by suicide) and one living with his family in western USA; he also has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.