Jimmy Burke

Jimmy Burke was baptized into Christ at the age of 12 by Bro. Ray Felton at Highlands, Texas.  He, his father, mother and brother were among the eight families that started meeting as the Church of Christ Deer Park in 1953.  His father, Ancel Burke, was one of the first two elders to serve the Church of Christ Deer Park.  Jimmy served as a deacon starting in the early 60’s and was appointed to the eldership March 29, 1981.  He has fond memory of his grandparents and great grandparents belonging to the body of Christ.
Jimmy has been married to the former Peggy Rowan for fifty-nine years.  All five of their children are Christians, married to Christians and are raising their children in the church.  Twelve of their sixteen grandchildren have put on Christ in baptism.  The rest of them are 15 years old or younger.

Jimmy has taught Bible class all those years, from co-teaching Bus Ministry Classes with Peggy to the Home Builders Class.  He has served in many areas of the church – including Involvement Ministry, Benevolence, Bus Ministry, Business Administration, Teaching and Budget Preparation.  He is a graduate of Deer Park High School and the University of Houston with a BS in Electronics. He is also a retire from Shell Oil Company after 35 years of service.