My name is Adrian Burden and I am from Morehead City, NC, and 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 camp. At 17, God led me to Pensacola Christian College in ‘02 and graduated with my undergrad degree and ‘06; I stayed for my Masters of Biblical Expositon and completed it in May ‘08.
During my time in college I was a counselor at the Bill Rice Ranch for one summer, also I traveled with a ministry called Truth Alive which provided invaluable experience of running Kids VBS's and also teen rallies. During the school year, 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 and since then God has provided all of our needs. I do not call churches to introduces our ministry, we depend the Lord lays on different pastor's hearts that we could be a blessing and help to their ministry. 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 my life into this generation.
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.
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.