Pastor Len was born on March 25, 1962, in upstate New York, the youngest of nine children, to a Filipina mother and American father. He committed his life to Jesus Christ at age five, and was baptized in the Holy Spirit and in water at the age of nine.
In 1997, Len began ministry at First Assembly of God (now Victory Church) as worship pastor. In addition to his pastoral and musical duties, he supervised a choir recording and released a personal project, "THE PRAISE SESSIONS". He became the senior associate pastor of Victory Church in January 2007, and preached, taught, led services, crafted vision, designed ministry strategies, and generally assisted the lead pastor in all areas of church leadership. He organized and directed the Winchester Community Choir, an inter-church, inter-cultural, and inter-generational worship ministry, building relationships, coalescing over twenty-five area churches for seasonal projects, and raising funds for local charities.
Len will receive his concurrent Masters/Doctorate degrees in Worship Studies and Pastoral Leadership from Summit Bible College in June 2019.
Len sings and plays keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums. He is happily married to Susette, born of Cuban parents in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She is a middle school Spanish teacher, enthusiastically supports Len's ministry, has led women's ministry and Bible studies and headed a Stars group of girls. Len's family means the world to him: he and Susette have one daughter, Layne Alexis. Layne loves to sing, play keyboards, lead worship, act, swim, attend musicals, and go to church. She studies music education at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
I like to read, write, blog, sing/play music, go for walks and drives, attend concerts, and travel.
One thing that most people don’t know about me:
I’m an avid boxing fan. I love to watch Manny Pacquiao fight.
One thing that fascinates me:
I am consistently overwhelmed by the love and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Three people I would like to meet:
Jesus, Muhammad Ali, and Leonard Bernstein
Three books I recommend:
The Holy Bible, The Autobiography of George Mueller, anything by John Maxwell
Movies I like:
It’s a Wonderful Life, Marty, Casablanca, West Side Story, To Sir, With Love
Music I Like:
Jazz - cool, bop, fusion, smooth. 60s, 70s, 80s Brit and American pop. Debussy, Ravel, Copland. TV and movie soundtracks.
Places I’d like to visit:
Australia, the Philippines, Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Canadian Rockies, London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro.
Pastor Len & Susette Burdick
Senior Associate/Worship and Arts Pastor