Pastor Profile: Robert Burdett
Pastor Robert Burdett, of Power House Church, shared his excitement as he celebrated 19 years of ministry in the Katy community. Over the past 19 years, Power House Church has been reaching into the Katy community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ thru various ministries including Hitting the Streets (Feeding the Homeless), Love Lets Live (Pro-Life ministry), and various community outreach events throughout Katy.
According to Pastor Burdett, “the church built Jordan Ranch Retreat Center in Schulenburg Texas in 2006. Through the retreat center, Power House has been able to minister to over 20,000 people who have attended various events held at Jordan Ranch. Power House and Jordan Ranch have been able to touch our Veterans by partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, we have touched over 100 Texas High School coaches and their spouses through a program called Helping Coaches Coach where we minister to the couple on marriage, finances and mentoring. Power House and Jordan Ranch also host an annual men’s event called Intense Men. This is the largest men’s campout in Texas held on the 88 acres at Jordan Ranch. Last year we had a record attendance of 1300 men camping at Jordan Ranch. The event is centered around sporting competitions such as 7on7 football, 3on3 Basketball, Paintball, skeet shooting and much more. Most importantly we schedule teaching sessions on being a Godly man, husband, father and son”. With all that they do to help in the communities of Katy, I believe the name Power House Church fit them perfectly. This is the true meaning of ministry and a great example of showing a God kind of love.
Found God and Heard His Call
When asked Pastor Robert Burdett when did he accept of the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart as our lord and savior? He stated, ‘’In February of 1991, I accepted the Lord. I came out of a life of drugs and alcohol abuse as a teenager and young adult. God came into my life like a flood and rescued me from death both spiritual and physical. I have been a Power House member for over 15 years and have now been on staff for 4 years”. Pastor Robert Burdett first felt his call to preach the word of God about 6 years ago. At that time, he was working as a General Manager of a local manufacturing company making six-figures. Which made it a very difficult time struggling to understand how to leave that job and step out into the ministry by faith. Even though he had a hard time then with the decision his out look about that time in his life now is very different. He believes what he know now is that it was all a part of the process that God used to prepare him for stepping into the call.
Accepted and Answer The Call
About 4 years ago, “I went on a mission trip to Peru. We were planting a church in the north so we were on the streets praying for people and preaching the Gospel open air. We all were in a house eating lunch when I met a Pastor from Peru whom I had never met. He looked at me and said, “God told me to tell you to discern the timing of God and that the time is now”. I knew exactly what he was talking about. I flew home to Katy and spoke to my Pastor in order to confirm what I was hearing. Within 2 weeks I went into work and resigned my position and stepped into full time ministry. God has blown me away by providing for me in so many ways”. Throughout his 15 years at Power House, he feels he has learned how to be a Godly man, husband to Yolanda Burdett celebrating 24 years of marriage in August and a father to 3 beautiful daughters; Ashlynn 19, Alexis 10 and Amaris 6. Taken on the responsibility to first be the Pastor in his home, which has equipped him to be able to Pastor God’s people at Power House Church. He Says, “Senior Pastors GF and Rose Watkins have poured out their lives into my wife and I and have mentored us through life and the challenges that we all run into. I would not be pastoring today if it weren’t for Ps GF and Rose commitment to my family and I. I describe my relationship to Ps GF like Timothy’s relationship to Paul. Everyone needs a Paul in their life”.
Power House Church is a Spirit-filled church that believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He believes that God still performs miracles today and that nothing is impossible with God.
Service hours of your church are Sundays at 10a – Main Service and Wednesdays at 7p – Man Church. Church address: 1818 Katyland Drive Katy, Texas 77493, Website address: www.powerhousechurch.tv, or by phone 281-391-0095.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17