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educator , Minister

Robert Edward Burks, American Minister, educator. Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1953. Recipient Svc. to Community award Kiwanis, 1965.

Background

Burks, Robert Edward was born on August 20, 1930 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Jesse Audie and Elizabeth (Morton) Burks.

Education

Bachelor, Mercer University, 1951. Bachelor's Degree, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1954. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1955.

Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1961.

Career

Pastor Bethel Baptist Church, Scottsburg, Indiana, 1955-1960. Associate pastor 1st Baptist Church, Anderson, South Carolina, 1961-1965. Professor, chairman department religion Anderson College, 1965-1990, professor, since 1965, faculty chairman, 1973-1974, 89-90, retired, 2001, professor emeritus, since 2001.

Member delegate assembly South Carolina Education Association, 1971-1972.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Southern Baptist Convention, 1953.

Membership

Former Chairman, Board Of Directors American Red Cross. Board directors Anderson Scholastic Loan Fund, since 1963, past president. Board directors Anderson School Theology for Lay Persons, since 1962, also past president.

Member Society Biblical Literature, National Association Baptist professors Religion (member editorial board 1980-1985, secretary S.E. region 1984-1989), Rotary (past president, Paul Harris fellow).

Connections

Married Norma Jean Banner, September 5, 1953 (divorced October 1984). Children: Jennifer Burks Dawson, Kari Beth Trent, Robert Tucker. Married Elizabeth Steadman, October 23, 1987.

Stepchildren: Diane Langos, Dirk Jacobson, Cynthia Jacobson.

father:
Jesse Audie Burks

mother:
Elizabeth (Morton) Burks

spouse:
Norma Jean Banner

spouse:
Elizabeth Steadman

child:
Kari Beth Trent Burks

child:
Dirk Jacobson Burks

child:
Cynthia Jacobson Burks

child:
Jennifer Burks Dawson Burks

child:
Robert Tucker Burks

child:
Diane Langos Burks