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Dr. Paul Kingsbury was raised in a Christian home and came to know the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior at five years of age. At sixteen he surrendered to serve Christ with his life under the preaching ministry of Dr. Jack Hyles of Hammond, Indiana. He began preaching in jails, nursing homes and rescue missions. He attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College and graduated from Hyles-Anderson College in 1976.
While in Bible College training for the ministry, Dr. Kingsbury was introduced to the ministries of North Love Baptist Church in Rockford Illinois, near the city of Chicago. Becoming a member of North Love in 1972, Brother Kingsbury served and was mentored under the ministry of Dr. James Alley.
Dr. Kingsbury has been the senior pastor of North Love since 1982, with a congregation that has grown to nine hundred regular attending members.
Dr. Kingsbury has been privileged to preach across the United States and in more than two dozen foreign countries in his thirty- six years of ministry. He and his wife Dianne have twelve children, all of whom are serving Christ with their lives, as well as four grandchildren.
As word spread, others began inquiring how to bring this program to their community. Soon a national organization was quickly launched, and shortly after that, an International arm was born. Today, there are more than 750 chapters throughout the nation and twelve foreign countries. Steven Boyd Curington, age 45 of Machesney Park, Illinois passed away, October 30th, 2010. Steve leaves behind a legacy of tens of thousands of lives touched through this program.
In 2001, Brother Burks attended the first conference in Rockford, Illinois hosted by Reformers Unanimous. He left Rockford with an intense desire to go home to Virginia and reach the addicted within his community. He began a chapter in Virginia shortly after returning home from that conference. His heart was stirred to reach the addicted not only in that community, but also across America. God led him and his family to Rockford, Illinois in 2003, only two years after attending that conference, to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States.
Brother Burks is a Bible school graduate and has worked as an Assistant Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Staff Evangelist. He has been in ministry since 1984, and has watched through the years as family, friends, and acquaintances have had their lives wrecked because of the many addictions that Satan uses to destroy lives. He has seen the destruction up close and from afar, and grew tired of watching lives and families destroyed. God has given to him a burden and a tool to help people who are held captive by their addictions and stubborn habits. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
He has used this tool, and seen thousands of lives changed and people set free from their chains of addiction. Reformers Unanimous is a faith based addiction program designed to direct the addicted back to God’s support group—the local church. Brother Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities. He is available to answer all questions about bring Reformers Unanimous to your community.