MEET OUR TEAM
Bishop Raymond & Pastor Lorna Burch
Raymond is an ordained bishop in the Church of God of Cleveland, TN. He also serves as South Georgia's Black Ministries Coordinator and as a re-elected member of the 2016-2018 State Council for the South Church of God State Executive Office in Tifton, Georgia.
Bishop Burch has earned a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida in June 2017. He is the host pastor and lead instructor of Southeast Georgia Bible Institute in Waycross, Georgia. He has recently completed the Executive Leadership program facilitated by Dr. Fred Garmon in Cleveland, TN.
Lorna, his wife of 20 years, is the daughter of a U.S. Army retired veteran. She was born in Germany and was raised in Europe, Texas, and Kansas. She is an ordained minister in the Church of God of Cleveland, TN. Lorna has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theology from Life Christian University in Tampa, Florida. She is also an instructor at Southeast Georgia Bible Institute. She became the first woman to be elected on any state-elected board for South Georgia Church of God in 2016. (Raymond and Lorna are the first couple to serve simultaneously on elected boards in South Georgia.) Lorna is serving on the South Georgia Church of God Youth and Discipleship Board for 2016-2018. She has recently completed the Executive Leadership program facilitated by Dr. Fred Garmon in Cleveland, TN.
Raymond and Lorna are very active in the community. They serve as mentors to the students of the Ware County Learning Center. Raymond is a mentor to the football players of Ware County High School. Lorna is a graduate of Leadership Waycross Class of 2016 and is serving a three-year term as a director for the Waycross-Ware Chamber of Commerce. Lorna is on the Executive Board for 2017 serving as the treasurer for the Chamber. She also served on the Public Relations Committee for 2015-2016 and is serving on the Workforce Development subcommittee in 2017.
Raymond and Lorna are very passionate about encouraging married couples and building ministry leaders.