My name is Adrian Burden and I am from Morehead City, NC. I was saved in Junior Service at Grace Baptist Church. I grew up in the Christian school there and later God called me to preach at the age of 16 at The Wilds. At ‘02, God led me to Pensacola Christian College and I graduated with my undergrad degree in ‘06; I stayed for my Masters in Biblical Exposition and completed it in May ‘08.
During my time in college, I was a counselor at the Bill Rice Ranch for one summer, and I also traveled with a ministry called Truth Alive which provided invaluable experience of running Kid’s VBS and also teen rallies. During my college years, I also assisted a church planting ministry in Mobile, Al under Pastor Chester Keith for three years.
After graduation, I had $36 in my bank account and I had one meeting in South Dakota for the summer. Since that point, God has provided all of our needs. We do not call churches to introduce our ministry, however we pray that our ministering within a church, will prompt pastors to be able to refer us to ministries wherein our gifts may be used. God has opened the door for camp work here and overseas, vacation Bible schools, youth campaigns and conferences, revival services, back to school revivals, hosting mission trips, overseas youth ministry and many other avenues whereby to invest our lives into this generation. The Lord has enabled me to travel with my family to the majority of our meetings, and we are thrilled to be in the service of the Lord together!
In 2015, God placed it upon our hearts to learn Spanish to have more of an impact on the Spanish community here and also overseas. The ministry of evangelism is not only needed here but also internationally. Our Missions Video gives more details about that aspect of the ministry!
My name is Tabitha Burden and I was saved at the age of 11 at our home on Beale Air Force Base in California. I made a profession of faith the previous year, but since I had doubts and questions in the months that followed about what I had done, I got the question of my eternal destiny settled that summer night at home.
For most of my childhood my father (who now pastors Bethel Baptist Church in Wilson, NC) was in the Air Force. As we moved around the country I was blessed to be able to attend Christian schools for all but two years of my schooling. After high school, I attended Pensacola Christian College and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Speech Communications. I stayed at PCC for graduate school and earned my Master's Degree in Interpretive Speech in 2005. I taught Speech at PCC while working on my Master's Degree and remained there another 2 years as a member of the Speech Faculty.
In 2007 I moved to Newport News, Virginia and took a job at a credit union, and soon became a manager there. It was the summer of 2009 that my relationship with Adrian began and we were married on January 2, 2010. When people ask me if I am called to the ministry, I let them know that I am called to whatever God has called my husband to. Long before I ever met Adrian, God called all wives to be helpmeets. I have always known that whether I married a man called to "Full Time" ministry or not, I would support and help him in whatever God gave him to do.
Our life’s ministry goal can be summarized as follows: To reach as many possible in one lifetime for the glory of God. It is quite the tall order, but “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” I Thess. 5:24
I love drawing, coloring, and playing dress up! My three favorite places are Heaven, Disney World, and Chick-fi-la.
I love snacks and more snacks, but I love to ride my bike when I get the chance.