Who We Are
Gerry & Monica have 3 children. Michael &
Vanessa & Hillary. All are grown.
given us 2 grandchildren, Ryan & Nathan, and Vanessa and her
husband have given us 1 girl, Gracie.
Burney - Earlier
in life, I, like many, believed in some kind of existence beyond this
I figured that God would work it all out somehow (heaven and hell, and
that). I figured that I was a fairly decent person—no better or
most. So, why should I worry? After all, God loves us all—right?
Then, one day,
I began to wonder if there wasn’t more to life than scoring some
spending it on stuff until we die. So, I went to church and found out
wasn’t going to work it all out, because God already HAD worked it
all out. Two
thousand years ago, God worked it all out. Now, it is up to each of us.
for those who ignore Jesus, they have a destiny with hell. Yet, many
that somehow, God will work it all out, not knowing that He already
ball is in our court.
Then, as a result
of leading youth groups (and getting the same questions as I had while
science in school), I got more deeply into the study of creation and
Further, as a
result of a conversation I had with a perplexed young man (whose father
pastor), regarding how a loving God could impute (declare) us as
upon someone else’s sin (Adam’s), I began to truly study
the doctrines. (Note: The end result being
studies I’ve written on Predestination
and Original Sin, as well as several
is taken from the
editors remarks from the books.
Pastor Gerry Burney
San Francisco State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary
Studies, and pursued graduate study at the University of California at
Berkeley. He authored his first book on economics and
poverty. Pastor Burney is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force,
and served in Vietnam. He retired from managing microwave
communication technologies for over thirty years. He has
pastored in Baptist Churches, has been a high school teacher, has
taught seminars on biblical studies, and currently ministers through
the Mendo-Lake Baptist Association in California, leads seminars on
various issues, and is the Chaplain for the Mendocino County Jail
& Juvenile Hall.
Monica Burney - She has
been a Bible memory
teacher for over 10 years. Her passion for teaching the importance of
God’s Word in the hearts of people grew out of her involvement in
Bible Drill (a Southern Baptist children’s Bible memory program,
competitions at state level). While teaching Bible Drill, she developed
game, “Learn-a-Verse,” which LifeWay (publishing house for
the Southern Baptist
Convention), distributed nationwide through their bookstores for a
years. The game is now available exclusively through this website.
She is a
graduate of Seminary Extension, with a Diploma in Biblical Studies. She
is a published
writer, pastor’s wife, mother of three grown children and a
grandmother of three.
She has served in various leadership roles in ministry. She is
working on completing a Bible memory activities book.
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Ukiah, Calif. 95482
if the Son sets
you free, you will be free