“Don’t Let the Enemy Steal Your Joy”

Rev. Matthew A. Burke

Home Church Address:

260 Quincy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216


Preacher Bio:

Rev. Matthew A. Burke served as Vice Chairman of the Lay-Prison Council for the Northeastern District of Seventh day Adventist, from 1996-1998, training and registering persons from 120 churches under the auspices of the North Eastern Conference. After which, he responded to the call on his life, and was ordained by the Most Reverend R.E. Barfield, Bishop of The Solid Rock Church of God, Inc. in July of 1998.

Rev. Burke was installed as interim Pastor of Stapleton Community Baptist Church located in Staten Island, NY, where he remained until founding True Worship Temple of God Outreach Ministry, Inc.

In addition, Rev. Burke initiated Temple Day Care, a day care service provided to mothers in the Welfare to Work initiative, a Food Pantry, and a Neighborhood Feeding Station, providing hot meals to needy parents and their children.

He holds an undergraduate Degree in Theology from Saint John’s University; a MPS (Master’s in Professional Studies and Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Upper Room Theological University, Fayetteville, NC.

Over the years, he has had the honor and privilege of assisting in the Administrative Process of planting five (5) Missions in the Stapleton and Castleton areas of Staten Island.

He served as an Associate Pastor of the Immanuel First Spanish United Methodist Church, located at 424 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY until recently, wherein, the obligation(s) of which I was commissioned and committed to, was effectively completed.

Presently, Rev. Burke holds membership and is affiliated with the N.Y.P.D. Clergy Task Force and The Clergy Action Network, both of which located in Brooklyn, NY, and he is a member of the American Clergy Leadership Conference. He is also a Motivational Speaker, and serves as an Advocate for Alternatives to Incarceration for youth within the Brooklyn Court System.
Presently, he serves at the John Wesley United Methodist Church for Community Engagement.