“A mind that inquires is a life that inspires.

–Wade Burleson, Podcaster, Writer, Minister & Avocational Historian

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Meet Wade Burleson

Wade Burleson is the President of Istoria Ministries, a 501-C3 non-profit that serves as an educational and religious charity with the purpose of making Christ known to the nations so that His Story can become central to all our stories. Istoria specifically concentrates on promoting a Kingdom view of the world. From 1992 to 2022, Wade served as Lead Pastor of the Emmanuel Enid, Oklahoma,  He previously served as Senior Pastor of Sheridan Road Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (1987-1992). While in Tulsa, he was appointed chaplain for the Tulsa Police Department, From 1982 to 1987, Wade served as  pastor of  First Baptist Church, Holdenville, Oklahoma (1985-1987). In 2002, Wade was elected as the President of the Oklahoma Baptist General Convention in 2002. Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating appointed Wade to the Board of Higher Education for Northwestern Oklahoma in 1996. Wade served as a trustee of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2005 to 2008.  Wade’s hobbies include chronology, genealogy, and historiography. Wade’s wife, Dr. Rachelle Burleson, is the Chief Nursing Officer of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, Oklahoma. Wade and Rachelle have four married children and four grand children, and a host of friends from around he world. 

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Jesse Owens and Lutz Long: True Friendship

Lutz Long and Jesse Owens teach this world how real friendship can cross political, social, cultural, ethnic, and class lines.

A Titanic Story Never Told

While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and were selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

Abraham Lincoln’s Conversion to Christ

History books do not portray Lincoln’s faith, but the story of Lincoln’s conversion to Christ is one that every America should read multiple times a year. 

Revelation: For Time and Eternity by Paul Burleson

After reading REVELATION: For Time and Eternity, you will never again wonder about Revelation’s great meaning and themes.

Dr. Zelenko’s Last Interview: Our Cultish Co-Dependency on Government, not God

Do you bow down to your Creator in every instance of fear? Or, do you let your fear lead you astray into a cultish co-dependency on sociopathic oligarchs and corrupt government?  

LATEST PODCASTS

Should Bad People Be at Church?

Should Bad People Be at Church?

After the religious leaders rejected Jesus and plotted to kill Him, Jesus told His disciples a parable about a king who held a wedding feast for his son. The high officials of the land were summoned to attend, but they refused. The King then sent his servants out to get both “bad and good people” to come to the wedding and fill the hall. Wade Burleson shows how the church’s message should be a declaration of the goodness of Christ, compelling bad people (and good) to join together to sit and feast on Christ.

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Fraudulent Authority Wade Burleson
Happiness Doesn't Just Happen Wade Burleson
Radically New Wade Burleson

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