“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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An Open Society Is DIRE for the United States

We should trust in the Creator who made the boundaries of all nations and resist all attempts to implement an Open Society.

OU, the Radical Left, and Moving the WCWS from OKC

America is waking up to the hijacking of our country and our Constitution. Those of us who live in Oklahoma love our softball, but we love the Consitution even more. 

The Uvalde School Shooting and the 2nd Amendment

The death of a child is unnatural. The murder of children is evil. Our hearts go out to the families of the children killed in Uvalde, Texas, and to the families of those teachers who perished while protecting their students. As a former police chaplain, I have been...

NASA: “Something Weird Is Happening in the Universe”

When you’re told “Trust the science,” remember NASA saying today, “Something weird is happening in the universe.” Science is never settled. 

5 Thoughts on the SBC Sexual Abuse Investigation

For fifteen years, I sought to bring reform the SBC from the inside. That reform has now come. I will not align with those who seek to destroy the SBC from the outside.

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