At the tender age of 9, with only three weeks left to live due to terminal brain cancer, Billy Burke was taken by his grandmother to a Kathryn Kuhlman Heal-ing Service in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Kuhlman called him out of the crowd and asked him, “Do you believe?” She touched him, and the cancer was gone!
As Billy entered his teenage years, he began to make choices that led him away from the God he knew and trusted as a young boy. He became a prodigal who went the way of the world and his sins separat-ed him from God. Still very aware of the voice of the Holy Spirit, and still very conscious of what God had done through the ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman, Billy continued to drift further and further away. Billy's grandmother and his mother continued to pray relentlessly that the Healing Jesus of his youth would again intervene, have mercy and get Billy back on track. Billy says to this day that even in his darkest hours away from the Lord he could feel the prayers of his grandmother who would not leave go of his destiny. Suddenly, at the age of 19, Billy's younger brother was killed by a drunk driver. This devastated Billy and he began to search for the reason of why he was spared of a horrible disease. He was miraculously healed and yet his younger brother was taken. He had no peace and could find no answers.
It was then that Billy received a phone call from Maggie Hartner, secretary of Kathryn Kuhlman. He was asked to meet Kathryn at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown, Ohio. Kathryn had asked Billy to come and share his testimony of what God had done some nine years earlier. This was the first step back to God's purpose and the beginning of a whole new life. Since that day Billy has never looked back. In completing his studies at Melodyland School of Theology in Anaheim, California under the leadership of Pastor Ralph Wilkerson, Billy began the ministry the Holy Spirit had been preparing him for.
Today, after years and years of trials and testing, of purging and refining, God is able to use Billy all around the globe. With over 30 years of ministry behind him, Pastor Billy has pioneered several church-es and is the Senior Pastor of the Miracle Center Church in Tampa, FL. The anointing of Billy Burke World Outreach continues to grow stronger, reaching millions nationally and internationally through his television broadcasts and his Healing Crusades across the globe.
Pastor Billy’s compassion and powerful demonstration of God’s power transcends denominational lines, touching people’s lives one at a time! God has given him a gift to impart faith that brings about the mi-raculous, manifesting physical healings, breaking yokes, and setting captives free! From creative physi-cal miracles to deep emotional inner healings, whether through Crusades, television, radio or the web, testimonies continue to confirm that the same Healing Jesus still lives and moves today through the vessel of Billy Burke.