About our Pastor
In 1970 he was called into the ministry to preach God's word. He preached his first sermon October 24, 1971 at the Weeping Mary Baptist Church Bowling Green, SC, under the Pastorate of Rev. Samuel C. Jones. He was ordained on September 30, 1973 by the Sandy River Baptist Association Upper Division.
Rev. Burris earned a Bachelor of Theology and a Bachelor of Divinity degree form the Teamer School of Religion, Charlotte, NC. Reverend Burris also attended classes at
He has received certificates in Pastoral Training, Church Administration in the Black Church along with others from the National Congress of Christian Education an auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
He has served as Second Vice Moderator of the Gaston County Missionary Baptist Association,
Pastor Burris has served as pastor of the following churches Weeping Mary Baptist Church, Bowling Green, SC, Boyd Friendship Baptist Church, Lake Wylie, SC and St. John Baptist Church, Sharon, SC. Reverend Burris is currently serving as pastor of the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Gastonia, NC. Where he has been blessed to be there now for eleven years
Reverend Burris mission is to do the will of God and to exemplify the Word of God. He is committed to what God's word says in Matthew 28:19-20; to win souls to Christ and to bring people to a closer understanding and relationship with Jesus the Christ.