Apostle Barry Burrell was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He began taking piano lessons at the age of 8 years old and excelled as a child virtuoso. He also excelled in his academics and received the American Legion Award in Junior High School.
Afterward, he attended the High School for the Performing & Visual Arts in vocal music and was named All-Region and All-State Bass in 1973 and 1974. He later attended the University of Houston and served as one of the incorporating officers of the National Society of Black Engineers and also served as National Vice-President and Local
President along with several other offices of leadership. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1979.
He began his engineering career at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a Network Services Engineer for 7 years. He then met and married the love of his life, Dorri Burrell, to whom they have been married for 41 years. After being filled with the Holy Ghost Apostle B. realized that he was called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, resigned from his job, and went into full-time ministry.
He was licensed and ordained in 1983 under the auspices of The Fellowship of Christian Ministries. He originally co-founded his first ministry, The Body of Christ Ministries in 1983 and then co-founded his second ministry, Success In Christ Ministries in 1984. He was ordained Bishop in 1985, after which he Co-pastored several churches throughout the Texas area including Houston, Beaumont, and Baytown, Texas. He received his Doctorate of Theology In Religious Education from the Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute in December 2004.
He then co-founded Living Water Christian Outreach Ministries along with his wife, Apostle Dorri Burrell in 2005 and is currently pastoring Living Water Purpose and Destiny Church with her as well. He was ordained Apostle in 2006 and received his full Apostolic Affirmation under the auspices of The Unity Alliance Apostolic Fellowship International in 2015.
Apostle B. has preached in many states throughout the United States and abroad including Mexico, the UK, and China. Because of his accomplished life as an Apostle, he has won thousands of souls to Christ and obtained many sons and daughters in the Lord.
Apostle Dorri Burrell was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth where she graduated from Western Hills High School. She then moved to Houston, to attend Texas Southern University where
she received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education in 1984. Shortly before graduating from TSU, she met and married the love of her life, Barry Burrell, and they have been married for 41 years. Upon graduating from TSU she was offered a full-time position as a teacher in one of the most prestigious school districts in Texas, but she refused to accept it, as God called her into full-time ministry along with
Apostle D, as she is so lovingly called, was licensed under the auspices of The Fellowship of Christian Ministries in 1983, after which she co-pastored several churches throughout the Texas area,
including Houston and Beaumont. She, along with her husband has co-founded several churches; The Body of Christ Ministries in 1983, Success In Christ Ministries in 1984 where she functioned as an
Evangelist, Youth director, and educator for several years. She then founded and directed her own Christian school, Success in Christ Christian Academy in 1992 where she taught and impacted the lives
of hundreds of children. It is at Success In Christ where she became an accomplished Evangelist, Praise leader, and was ordained Overseer in 2002.
In December 2004, she received her Doctorate in Religious Education, from the Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute.
In 2005 Apostle D.
co-founded Living Water Christian Outreach
Ministries along with her husband, Apostle Barry Burrell, and was ordained Prophetess.
She has led several women’s organizations and founded Mended Soul’s Women’s Ministry in 2007. She received the National Women of Achievement’s Golden Apple award for her accomplishments as an
outstanding woman in 2009.
She was ordained Apostle in 2012 and received her full Apostolic Affirmation under the auspices of The Unity Alliance Apostolic Fellowship International in 2015. She currently pastors with her husband at Living Water Purpose and Destiny Church and authored her first book, “Pathway To a Break Out Life Through Christ” in 2018.
Together she and her husband have both been in ministry for 40 years which accounts for a total of 80 years of ministerial experience.
They have birthed out and raised up many children in the Lord. They have many Affiliate Ministries under their auspices. They have also birthed out another ministry, Living Water Triumph Church, in which
Pastors Jonathan and Brittany Davila are the pastors. They are the Apostolic covering of several churches, which they love, and do not take lightly. One of their greatest methods of outreach was Living Water TV, channel 15.5, KVVV, which they also founded, and where many souls were touched.
Apostles B&D have always worked together, prayed together, cried together, and rejoiced together knowing that one can put a thousand to flight but two can put ten thousand to flight. They have two amazing sons, Joshua and Jeremy, and a daughter-in-law, Ashley, who are the Assistant Pastors of Living Water Purpose and Destiny Church. This power couple has certainly been blessed of the Lord and they will certainly accomplish more in their journey to obey God.