ABOUT REV. BURTON BARR JR
Burton Barr, Jr. was an ordained minister by the age of 17. He has served
as one of the associate ministers of the West Side Missionary Baptist
Church under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Bobo, Sr. since
1994. He serves as Director of the Prison, Substance Abuse, and Outreach
Ministries. He is also the Commissioner of Prison Ministry for the
National Baptist Convention U.S.A.
Rev. Barr is the author of the bestselling autobiography, “The Hoodlum
Preacher.” He preaches and teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ in prisons
all over the country. He also preaches and lectures at churches, youth
rallies, and youth revivals in an effort to keep young people from ending
up in the prison system.