|Rev. Burton Barr, Jr., Associate Minister
West Side Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Burton Barr, Jr. 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 is a member of the senior staff and
serves as Director of the Prison, Substance Abuse, and Outreach Ministries.
He also serves as Director of Prison Ministry for the Missionary Baptist
State Convention of Missouri, and the Berean Missionary Baptist District. He
is Commissioner of Prison Ministry for the National Baptist Convention
U.S.A., Inc., and Chairman of the St. Louis Clergy Coalition’s Law and Order
Committee. He is a member of the Coalition of Prison Evangelist (C.O.P.E.),
the Eastern Missouri Coalition To Abolish The Death Penalty, and the
Missionary Baptist Ministers Union of St. Louis & Vicinity.
Rev. Barr is the author of the bestselling autobiography, “The Hoodlum
Preacher,” which is currently being developed into a film. He
preaches and teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ in jails and prisons all
over the state of Missouri and in many parts of the country. He also
preaches and lectures at churches, youth rallies, and youth revivals in an
effort to keep our young people from ending up in the prison system. He has
been certified by the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri’s
“Congress of Christian Education” to teach prison ministry classes. Rev.
Barr has published three other books, "Amazing Grace: The Storm Is Passing
Over", "He's Only A Prayer Away" and "God Still Loves You".
He is a native of Chicago, IL. and is currently a student at St. Louis
Christian College majoring in Christian Ministry. He is the husband of
Charlotte Anne Barr, and is a proud father and grandfather.