Apostle Barry Burrell was born and raised in Houston, Texas on August 22, 1956. 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 2 years in a row. 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 then worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a Network Services Engineer for 7 years after which he resigned and went into fulltime ministry. He was licensed and ordained in 1983 under the auspices of The Fellowship of Christian Ministries. He originally founded his first ministry, The Body of Christ Ministries and then Co-founded his second ministry, Success In Christ Ministries of Houston and has also Co-founded Living Water Christian Outreach Ministries along with his wife, Prophetess Burrell. He was ordained Bishop in 1985, and has since Co-pastored several churches throughout the Texas area.
He received his Doctorate of Theology In Religious Education from the Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute in December, 2004 and was ordained Apostle in 2006.
Apostle Dorri Burrell was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas on March 6, 1960. She graduated from Western Hills High School, moved to Houston, and attended Texas Southern University. She received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education in 1983 after which she immediately went into fulltime ministry.
She was licensed under the auspices of The Fellowship of Christian Ministries and received her full ordination at Success In Christ Ministries where she functioned as Youth director and educator for several years. She then founded and directed a Christian school, Success in Christ Christian Academy. She later became an accomplished Evangelist and Praise leader and was ordained Overseer in 2002.
She has also co-pastored several churches throughout the Texas area. She has led several women’s organizations and is the founder of Mended Soul’s Women’s Ministry. She is also co-founder of Living Water Christian Outreach Ministries along with her husband, Apostle Burrell. She received her Doctorate of Theology In Religious Education from the Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute in December, 2004 and was ordained Prophetess in 2006.Together they both have been in ministry for 24 years which accounts for a total of 48 years experience in ministry. They 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 saved sons, Joshua and Jeremy, both very active, working in the church and the ministry. It can easily be seen by their accomplishments and credentials that they, along with God, are a force to be reckoned with.