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ABOUT REV. BURTON BARR JR
Rev. 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.