MEET DALE Burke, FOUNDER OF leverage LEADERSHIP
H. Dale Burke, Th.M, D.Div
Dale Burke has 30+ years of experience pastoring at a wide variety of types and sizes of churches from church-plant to mega-church, from new and innovative to those steeped in tradition, and from those in need of recovery to those that are healthy, but want to really thrive.
He formed Leverage Leadership in 2012 to formalize his long-standing leadership ministry and investment in the next generation of Christian leaders and pastors.
Since 2003, Dale has leveraged his unique mix of ministry experiences to better equip, encourage and train other pastors and Christian leaders with the goal of increasing both the effectiveness of their ministries and the joy in their lives.
Dale also serves as Senior Pastor at Seacoast Community Church in Encinitas, CA. Prior to Seacoast, he spent 15 years as Senior Pastor of the 6,000 member First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California. Here, Dale followed one of his heroes, Charles Swindoll, who left the church after twenty-plus years. Dale was only the third pastor in the history of the church, which was founded in 1955.
Dale also served as Senior Pastor of a church-plant in Ohio for ten years, and a church on the California coast for seven years.
Biblical truth, clarity, enthusiasm, relevance and a touch of humor characterize Dale's engaging teaching style as he addresses the practical issues of life and Christian leadership.
Dale and his wife, Becky, have been married 30+ years and have three adult children, and several grandchildren.
Honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.Div), Biola University
Master of Theology (Th.M), Dallas Theological Seminary
B.A. in Speech Communications, Marshall University
Dale has also published numerous articles in publications such as Christianity Today, Leadership Journal and more.
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