Pastor Larry joined the staff of South Baptist Church in January of 1990. Since then, he has provided direction to several areas of ministry in the church, including Seminary Internships, Children’s Ministry, Men’s Ministry, and Budget Development and Implementation. His primary role though, was Worship & Media Pastor, which he filled for 24 years. In September 2013, he began serving as Executive Pastor and now has oversight responsibilities for the following ministry areas: Office/Maintenance/Custodial Staff, Worship Choir, Acting Up Drama, Technology/Media, Congregational Care, and the Life Group Ministry.
Larry met his wife Kim in 1980 while at Clarks Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College), Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Larry grew up in Fostoria, Ohio and Kim in Martinsburg, West Virginia. They graduated and were married in 1984. From 1985 to 1989, Larry served as Youth & Music Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hazel Park, Michigan. In 1990, God led them to South where they continue to serve today. Larry was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1998.
God has blessed the Burks with four children: Brenton, Bradly (and his wife Audrey!), Brittany, and Bryant.