Pastor Burns began in ministry while a student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, in the fall of 1979. He served for over 8 years in staff ministry positions, and is currently in his 31st year of pastoral ministry. Pastor Burns has a Bachelor's degree and a Master in Divinity from SAGU, He also has a Master's degree in Bible and Ministry from Lubbock Christian University.
Pastor's Burns married his college sweetheart, Kaylene, in September of 1980, and is a father to three grown children, Amanda, Karolyn, and Andrew. He is also the proud grandpa to Annalise, Adam, Sophia, Malcom, Simon and Maggie.
Patricia Johnson joined our staff in October 2016 as the Children’s Pastor. She grew up in the Midland/Odessa area and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.
Patricia has an Associate’s Degree from Midland College and a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a major in Child and Family Studies. She has been teaching in an elementary setting for 9 years. She is currently on her 2nd year teaching middle school.
She has also volunteered as a Children’s Pastor in the past.
Patricia married the love of her life, Jay, in 2000. She is the mother of 4 children: Richard 23, Robert 18, Mikenzi 16, and Makayla 16.
She loves listening to music and singing. Patricia enjoys many different types of crafting in her spare time. She has a heart for children and loves to watch kids grown and mature in their understanding and relationship with God.