“I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’
“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
The Gospel of Matthew 25:34-40 (Message)
Gary Burd, Bio
Gary Burd a commitment, driven by his heart to Be A Light Not A Mouth (BALNAM) to hurting people due to being overlooked or ignored (Mt 25:40 MSG). Born to IPHC parents and ministers, Gary has became a minister at 16. He and his wife, Carolyn, have served Christian Heritage Church in Amarillo since 1973 and Senior Pastor since 1986. In addition to pastoring, Gary as served as Conference Bishop of the Great Plains Conference since 1994. Both Gary and Carolyn have ridden their motorcycle to IPHC conventions and other events, plus numerous Biker Events. They have logged over 560,000 miles since 1999, flying their Christian “Colors” to open doors of service. Wherever they go, they endeavor to fulfill bringing God glory through their ‘good deeds’ (Mt 5:16) by fulfilling the Great Commission of “Go Ye”!
Mission: M25 Ministry Targets
- Military / Veteran
- Jewish Communities
- Incarcerated / Aftercare
General Mission Statement
- To identify, network, train and celebrate leaders reaching the ‘At Risk” of our communities.
- To raise an army of Warriors for Christ, using the Knight motif. Every church to have 318 trained warriors of service to their King. This army will be trained to reach the overlooked and ignored in the community.
- To raise up the Spirit of John the Baptist in our churches, sacrifice so others will become greater as we become less.
- To focus on the ministry of service where outside where the people are, not performance inside where the saints reside.
Mission:M25 has a bi-annual National Summit on the odd years in Amarillo, TX in conjunction with Biker Sunday / Toys for Tots event. Classes are taught on site of various ministries. This is free for all who can attend.
Mission:M25 represents the IPHC on an annual motorcycle ride from Los Angeles to Washington DC ending on Memorial Day to remember the POW/MIA of all wars. They serve in Chaplain, Hydration and Chase Vehicle roles.
The headquarters of Mission M25 is in Amarillo, Texas; directed by Rev. Gary Burd. For more information contact Gary Burd at:
P.O. Box 30309
Amarillo, Texas 79120
Although Mission: M25 welcomes ministers and ministries from other denominations, its background and foundations are linked to the organizations listed.
|International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC)
The IPHC Ministries (also known as the International Pentecostal Holiness Church) is a historic pentecostal denomination and trace our beginnings back to the late 1800s. Briefly, we believe in Justification by Faith, Sanctification, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
|Evangelism USA (EVUSA
Evangelism USA (EVUSA) is a ministry division of the IPHC, whose goal is to plant churches in the major urban centers of America where the IPHC has no presence or where its presence is of such a nature as to make its ministry ineffective.
|Great Plains Conference (GPC)
The Great Plains Conference is a designated resource and leadership center for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, covering West Texas, New Mexico, the panhandle of Oklahoma, and including some churches/ministry centers outside of the region.
|Christian Heritage Church (CHC)
Established in 1935 as the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Amarillo, Christian Heritage is a family-oriented, Pentecostal church with a dedication in evangelizing to the lost and reconciling them to Jesus Christ. Christian Heritage’s Philosophy is turning failures to success through evangelization, participation, celebration, and equipping in an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Their Vision is “Building a City of Refuge.”