About Us


Rev. Bob & Joy Burney
In 1976, Rev. Bob and Joy Burney founded Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio. During their twenty-five year ministry, God used the Burneys as they shared their hearts and lives compassionately through the years with their congregation.
As they studied God’s Word, they realized that the compelling message of the Cross is the power source that changes countless lives for the Glory of God. That teaching soon became the focus of Calvary Bible Baptist Church and their unique message influenced countless lives.

God began to burden the Burneys to reach beyond the walls of Calvary. As they counseled individuals and families, they learned that the average believer was not being taught nor comprehended the true message of the cross.

The burden became intense as they witnessed the discouragement of missionaries, pastors and church staff. They knew that the hurt, pain and struggles often become buried and will eventually affect the entire ministry.

Thus, CrossPower Ministries was born.
Since 2001, the Burneys have been traveling to churches and areas all over to proclaim the message of the Cross. Wherever there is an open door they will go. They would love to come to your location.

Bob and Joy truly understand brokenness. They have experienced it in their own lives. It is through the pain of brokenness that has brought their desire to communicate the healing and power that only the cross can bring.

The Burneys have three children and eight grandchildren. Bob also ministers through a daily call-in radio program on WRFD 880am from 3:30-6p.m M-F. You may also listen live over the internet by going to http://www.bobtalk.com . Bob was named the Salem Communications 2005 National Talk Show Host of The Year. His program was nominated in 2005 by the National Religious Broadcasters for Talk show of the year – designating it as one of the top ten religious Talk Shows in America.

The Burneys are very excited about the release of Bob’s new book, “Remember Whose You Are!” Be sure to get your copy at our store or through www.rememberwhoseyouare.com

The Burneys are passionate about presenting the liberating truth of the CROSS!

See what people are saying about CrossPower…

“God touched the body of Grace Evangelical Church March 22nd and 23rd. He did it through you. You ministered to a very diverse group of brothers and sisters. There were those seeking victory from the dominance of the flesh, peace in their spirits, growth in their relationship with Jesus Christ and may other needs that only the individual and God knows.

We praise God that He brought you to us! We now have a deeper understanding of our lineage with Jesus Christ. We are lighter as many have discarded the rocks we have carried all too long on the thought that some day we would protect ourselves with them from those who have hurt us. We now know what should be pulling our spiritual train. We are better prepared to stand and stand strong in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We know Him better and that closer relationship will enable Him to have a greater influence in our lives!

We praise God for you! It is our prayer that your ministry run long and deep into the lives of all those you touch.”

-Richard D. Lenear
Grace Evangelical Church