Rev. Dr. Richard Burkey

Senior Pastor

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Pastor Richard Burkey has served Christ Lutheran Church Ministries since February of 1997. Previously he served at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Camden, Arkansas and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bartow, Florida. Pastor Burkey also serves as secretary on the Pacific Southwest District Board of Directors, and is a former ambassador for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

favorite part of cls

Watching how God transforms lives to fulfill the unique purpose He has for each person.


  • Associate of Arts, Concordia University – Austin, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Concordia University - Chicago, IL
  • Master of Divinity, Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, MO
  • Doctor of Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary - Pasadena, CA