Christopher L. Burge
Founder and President of Chris Burge Ministries, Chris graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1985 and attended Brown University where, in 1989, he received his degree in Economics and African American Studies. While at Brown, Chris became co-captain of the basketball team and President of the Third World Business Society. Chris was hired directly out of college as an associate bond salesperson at the Wall Street investment firm of Salomon Brothers, and was placed in the firm’s prestigious training program. While there, Chris’ commitment to excellence and integrity distinguished him among his colleagues, and he was promoted to Vice President at the age of 25.
Despite a flourishing career, things began to change. Chris felt the Lord calling him out of the financial world and into the ministry of His people. Chris had begun teaching a Bible Study in 1993 but he felt compelled to pursue God’s call even further. In May of 1999, he resigned from Salomon Brothers to enter Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK. While at Rhema, Chris taught the 4-6 year-old Sunday School Class, coached the 6-8 year-old basketball team, worked with homeless teens, ministered to Death Row inmates at McAllister State Prison, and counseled men in various support groups… In 2002, Chris graduated from Rhema and returned to New York to resume teaching Bible Study Classes and Workshops, where he delivers powerful messages on destiny, purpose, character development, and a host of life issues which men and women of God confront daily.
In 2004, Chris’ first book was published: His Rules: God’s Practical Road Map for Becoming and Attracting Mr. or Mrs. Right, a Biblically inspired guide for any single with a sincere desire to find the mate God has for them. Chris continues to pour his heart into the ministry in a multitude of ways: creating new teaching series, generously sharing what the Holy Spirit shares with him; healing, empowering and encouraging men through teachings and workshops on issues like biblical masculinity and sexual integrity; conducting conferences and dramas for both men and women, with a special emphasis on singles; as well as lessons in leadership from a biblical perspective.
Chris is the proud husband of his wife Melanie and father of two beautiful daughters.