“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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Read and Know Your Bible Better

Nobody begins building a house without a set of plans. So too, before one can read and understand the Bible, a proper framework is needed.

An Eye for An Eye from Abraham Lincoln

Being misunderstood is one of the costs of leadership. Tough measures are often required to prevent immoral violations of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. 

“Don’t Mind What He Says. He’s Crazy!”

The book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow became the basis for the Tony-award-winning music Hamilton.  Author Ron Chernow served as the historical consultant for the play. There's a story in Chernow's book about Alexander Hamilton and someone's misperception of him...

Turn the Other Cheek, Will Smith

he 2022 Oscars ensured we will be discussing turning the other cheek for decades to come. 

Penile Exposure: The Orwellian Nature of Gender Identity

When “The Party” forces people to believe a lie (e.g. “that a man is a woman), then to make all people “feel comfortable” is impossible. Truth can’t be comfortable with deception, and those who hold to truth are very upset with The Party who demands people believe a lie. Light will always expel the darkness.

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