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Pastor Bruce D. Burwell was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

  • He was saved at the age of 16.
  • In the 11th grade at Steel Valley High School he was programming main frame computers.
  • He went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree in computer programming from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • He received national honors as Who’s Who in American Universities and Outstanding Young Men of America.
  • He later attended the Graduate School of Business Administration at the Univ. of Pittsburgh and the Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Pastor Burwell has had many major career moves.

    While still completing his degree in computer programming, he was hired before graduation as the first African-American Production Planning Supervisor in the history of U.S. Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Having been the lowest employee in the department the previous summer, he was hired as the supervisor of that very same department—“From the outhouse, to the White House!”
  • While still living in the dorm, he went to his full time management position in the day and finished his last full time college semester at night.
  • He held various management positions for 9 years.
  • Bruce D. Burwell spent the next 11 years as a Senior Financial Advisor at American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise) in Southfield, MI.

  • The Lord called him from corporate life and he became the Business Manager for 3 years at Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, MI.
  • He next attended the Word of Faith School of Ministry in Southfield, MI.
  • He went on to become the Class President and graduated with Honors.
  • God has blessed Pastor Burwell with a financial stewardship ministry called Church Financial Consultant Ministries in which he Advises churches as to how they can

  • Increase their tithes and offerings
  • Invest the church’s money
  • Create a scholarship program and
  • Create an endowment program.
  • In addition, he conducts a sermon series and seminars called “Financial Planning, God’s Way.”

    Pastor Burwell was called to ministry in Nov. 1998. Although he was raised as a Baptist, he has been AME, United Methodist, and now is the Senior Pastor of an Independent, Multi-cultural and Non-Denominational church, he just considers himself a Christian, saved by the grace of God.

    He is married for 32 years to Dr. Monoseta C. Burwell, Pastor and dentist, and they have a daughter, Chera M. Burwell who is over 25 years old.

    On July 21, 2002 starting with just 3 people they Co-founded Light of the World Christian Center in Troy, MI. In Sept. 2003 they relocated the church to West Bloomfield, MI. Because of their relationship with the Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance, they were both ordained and licensed by Bishop T.D. Jakes at his Pastor’s and Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. In Nov. 2011, the church moved to the Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield, MI. This became a very unique situation with the Jewish congregation worshipping on Saturday and the Christian congregation worshipping on Sunday. In 2014 we moved into our own church location still in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

    Because of Pastor Bruce Burwell's service with this ministry, in 2010 he received the “Men of Distinction Paving the Way” award given to outstanding African-American men in the Detroit Metro Area.

    Pastor Burwell is very excited about the future of this ministry. Light of the World Christian Center and it’s now over 280 members are on the move. Amen!

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