“A mind that inquires is a life that inspires.“
–Wade Burleson, Podcaster, Writer, Minister & Avocational Historian
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About Istoria Ministries
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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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.
Wade Burleson is back at Istoria Ministries full-time and gives updates on future ministry and talks about the last few months.
The sound of breathing is the ancient pronunciation of the name of God. “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” (Psalm 15:6).