Pastor Sandy Burkett, Ph.D. has been a full time Pastoral Counselor since 1980. She has a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh Indiana. Her Ph.D. research was on the Restoration of Joy in Victims of Childhood Trauma. Dr. Sandy and her husband are ordained as Apostles through Christian International, under the covering of Bishop Bill Hamon. As a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (AACC), Dr. Sandy has minister to those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Cult related issues, marriages and those wanting freedom from homosexuality.
In 1987, God released a passion to equip those in churches to counsel the broken hearted. Dr. Sandy understood that many broken people sought help from their family, friends, church leaders and Pastors before they made an appointment with a professional counselor. Thus, BreakThrough Biblical Counseling training was birthed. Since then, Pastor Greg has helped teach, develop and polish the courses into training manuals. Since 1987, there are over 2,000 graduates in the central Ohio area.
Graduates of the BreakThrough Biblical Counseling are ministering the BreakThrough Living Bible studies, in their communities, churches and Ohio prisons. The Bible Studies are also being translated into Russian.
Dr. Sandy is a sought after speaker and minister. She is published and has presented papers at American Association of Christian Counselors and special conferences on Dissociative Identity Disorder. She teaches or co-teaches with her husband many workshops and conferences. The most popular is Free 2B Me that used to be Healing the Broken Hearted.
In 1992, Dr. Sandy and Pastor Greg took their first trip to a former Russian nation, the Ukraine. Their hearts were broken for a nation of individuals that were in bondage from communism. They have ministered throughout the Ukraine in churches, business meetings, and seminaries. During the first year, they help establish a BreakThrough Church in the city of Balaklaya. In 2009, they help establish a School of the Holy Spirit that is offered every year in Dnepropetrovsk.
The heart of Jesus is the passion Dr. Sandy desires to demonstrate to those struggling with life issues. She demonstrates and believes that every one can experience the Joy of the Father. Her desire is equip individuals to demonstrate the righteousness, peace, and joy of the Kingdom of God.
Dr. Sandy and Pastor Greg have been married since 1990. As a blended family, they have two sons. They are blessed with two daughter-in-laws, six grandchildren and a Yorkie-Pooh named Moose.