Betty A. Burnett was born in Gibsonville, NC, and she grew up in Greensboro, NC, where she received her education. Betty’s early years of life were without her biological father, but she had a hard-working mother, who later remarried. Childhood and early teen life were not smooth sailing for Betty, which led her to have a strong desire to leave Greensboro, when she became of age.
Upon leaving home, Betty’s travels took her to Hempstead Long Island NY, Bronx NY, Jersey City NJ, Camden NJ and Philadelphia PA. Her experiences living in various cities were exciting, but all those bright lights, fast life and other pursuits never satisfied her or filled the empty void.
Even though her personal testimony is not all sunshine, the fast life she sought in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania did not satisfy or please her, because God had a plan for her. A higher education was pursued, and as noble a profession as nursing is acclaimed, it did not fill the void in her life.
Eventually, Greensboro NC, became her home again.
It was several years after moving back to Greensboro, that she had a born-again experience and her triumphs began Monday, March 15, 1982. Betty attributes God’s grace and mercy, for allowing her the privilege to survive and testify of His goodness to others. She could also testify that all those empty years prior to her relationship with Jesus Christ have been filled, and thirty-six years of walking with the Lord have been victorious, despite the obstacles and challenges that come with life.
She joined several churches in Guilford County and lived in situations way outside of her comfort zone, but through it all, God sustained her. She moved back to Camden years after becoming born-again and joined a church there. Betty served in a christian drug rehab, where she became acquainted with various Teen Challenges in different parts of the United States.
A few years later Betty returned to Greensboro and joined a church in Ruffin NC; five years later she became a member of St. Baptist Church in Greensboro, was licensed into ministry in 2000. Betty was ordained as office of Evangelist in Winston Salem NC in 2002, through the High Point Educational and Missionary Association. She ministered in various capacities at St. Paul, leader of the Evangelism Class and Team and as Youth Minister.
She is a poet, author and playwright. Betty loves studying the Word of God and she shares it with whomever she meets. She has a love for people and her passionate widespread desire is to see them delivered from whatever they have been in bondage to. Her passion is in conjunction with her global mission: “Setting the Captives Free World-Wide” (Isaiah 61:1); which has been confirmed by way of the internet.
The Lord blessed her with Burnett Ministries, where Bible principles are taught, mainly via internet at the present time. He also blessed her to author a book “The New Life”, and her God given vision has manifested through the website where she does weekly messages of “Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage”, which has now reached people around the world.
Betty has a strong urge to help the children of God to learn, understand and fulfill their destiny, through the gifts and calling. The series is posted on her web-site.
She has taken on two more writing assignments as directed by the Spirit of God; a series: “Breaking the Chains of Bondage” and another book is in its birthing stage.
Betty is confident of her dual five-fold ministry call of Evangelist and Prophetess; she not only desires for others to be born-again, but that they will also know what their call (purpose) is, and that they will walk in their call and fulfill their destiny. She builds people up by encouraging them to seek God pertaining to their gifts and calling.
Betty is quick to tell people that with God, there are no big I’s and little u’s; one person is as important as the other, regardless of what their call is.
She enjoys traveling, which in conjunction with her call; and Betty really loves to drive. Every time a door is opened for her to hit the highways, she gets delightfully happy. Some of the travels have taken her to many states and cities in the United States and abroad.
Betty knows that wherever she goes, doors of opportunity are always open for her to minister. This certainly confirms her personal logo: “Send me Lord, I’ll go” ~ Isaiah 6:8
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