After a ministry internship at his home church in League City, TX, JR felt a clear call to church ministry and pursued a BA in Religion at Wayland Baptist University and Masters of Divinity from Truett Seminiary in Waco. During his time at Truett, the opportunity to serve Coryell Community Church as Student Pastor presented itself. JR and his wife Kelli have been a part of CCC ever since. JR loves preaching and teaching the word of God, taking every possible opportunity to help others grow in their faith and devotion to Jesus.
Favorite Band: Rend Collective Experiment and Imagine Dragons
Favorite Restaurant: Tookies in Seabrook, TX
You have an entire weekend to yourself. What do you do?: I lift weights and exercise. Also, I would hike and explore some of the many Texas State Parks.
On Sunday you can find me: In the C3 Youth Building spending time with our students and adult leaders, and preaching the Word of God.
About the Author
When John Burgan joined the Production Team in 2018, he never imagined that he would one day be overseeing the entire operation and working as CCC’s part-time Podcast Producer. A Gatesville native, John works full-time as a firefighter/paramedic and peace officer for a nearby department with almost a decade of service to Coryell County but has always known that he wanted to serve the church and do as Jesus did. His greatest joy in ministry is feeling the energy from the congregation when hitting a lighting cue perfectly or getting crisp sounds from the speakers; all the little things that turn a good worship set into a great worship set!
Favorite Band: Shane & Shane
Favorite Restaurant: Pluckers or Buffalo Wild Wings (gotta love the cheese curd)
Who was your role model growing up?My dad, greatest man I have ever known.
On Sunday morning, you can usually find me: If I’m not on shift, overseeing the production team and the Livestream feed from the upstairs booth with an iPad in my hand.