Dr. Lezar Burnside, Senior Pastor
work: 414-264-4002 Ext 1
Email: pastorlburnside@att.net
Dr. Lezar Burnside, visionary and senior pastor, established Holy Temple Firstborn Missionary Baptist Church on July 18th in 1999. He has been spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ for 23 years now. He is both ever sensitive and attentive to the need of people having a covenant relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, his family, and the increasing need to respond to the needs of the ministry and community.
Dr. Burnside is a man of integrity, vision, leadership and has a great compassion for God's people. He is well respected both locally and nationally.
Dr. Burnside along with his loving and ever-supportive wife, Dr. Tracie Burnside, has traveled nationally to spread God's Word through song and preaching. He and his wife are proud parents of four children--two sons and two daughters.
He focuses on building real relationships in the community and providing joyous witness to the People of God by ministering to them where they are both physically and spiritually.
Under Dr. Burnside's leadership, Holy Temple Firstborn has birth several ministries since being established.  Some of these ministries include:  a food pantry, 1-on-1 mentoring program, after school tutoring program, health and wellness program, prison ministry, youth-summer program, women's outreach ministry, bereavement ministry, and many more.
He holds his Doctorate Degree in Theology  and Masters in Christian Counseling from Logos Theology Institute of Milwaukee.

In 2012, Dr. Burnside along with his wife, Dr. Tracie, established Yahweh Theological Institute.

God has truly blessed Dr. Burnside with vision for kingdom advancement.  He is truly changing lives with a changeless word.

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