Bishop Gary L. Burt, Sr. is the Founder and Pastor of Agape Apostolic Faith Assembly. He was baptized in Jesus name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost in March 1971 at Christ Temple Apostolic in Indianapolis, Indiana under the Pastorate of Bishop James E. Tyson.
Bishop Burt met and married Sister Sallie Bell of New Bethel Tabernacle in Kokomo, Indiana under the Pastorate of District Elder Rufus Mills. He has been married to Sister Sallie Burt for over 44 years and is the father of five children, the grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of two.
Bishop Burt has been pastoring Agape Apostolic for over 34 years. He heeded God’s call to pastor in February 1987 when services began in the basement of his home. Despite humble beginnings, God began to send souls to Agape Apostolic from all over Indianapolis, the state of Indiana and even from across the country and world. Through the leadership of the Pastor, Agape Apostolic has supported people and churches around the world, both spiritually and naturally. Many in foreign lands have been baptized, filled with the Holy Ghost, fed, educated, clothed and housed through the work and generosity of Bishop Burt and the members of Agape. God has blessed Bishop Burt travel overseas on different occasions to witness first hand what God has allowed the church to accomplish thus far.
Under the rich ministry of strictly teaching God’s word, the church continued to grow beyond the capacity of each former building. In 1997, when a larger facility was needed to accommodate church growth, the land located at 6240 Georgetown Road was purchased. God blessed that this land was paid in full at the closing. Our current building was erected in 1998 and the mortgage paid in full in 2001 by God’s mighty provision, less than three years from the inception of the loan.
Bishop Burt has led Agape Apostolic Faith Assembly well for over three decades. Agape Apostolic is a church that has loved many to life – young, old, sinners, discouraged, those without knowledge of our faith, looking for Godly love and people from many other walks of life. Truly, “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes”. Psalm 118:23