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Dr. Sandra Burwell



Dr. Sandra Burwell began her walk and service to the Lord in the late 1980’s as a musician, Worship Leader and Minister of Music. She was called by The Lord to be a Pastor in early 2005. During that time, she continued to minister in music along with accepting various speaking engagements at her church and other venues including hospitals and juvenile correction facilities in So California. Later that same year, she was chosen to accompany a team of missionaries to Kenya to help instruct various worship teams in music and the Word of God.


In 2007,  Dr. Burwell was one of the first two African American women ordained as Missionaries to Ghana, West Africa by an organization known as Mission Africa 2000, INC. During her trips there, she taught at Worship Conferences as well as a guest speaker on African National TV.


As the years progressed, the Lord continued to open doors for her to preach the Gospel in Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.


Although Dr. Burwell had functioned in the capacity of Pastor, she was not officially ordained until 2013 where she served as an Associate for 3 years in Rialto, CA


She then was asked to pastor a church in Moreno Valley (Practical Believers Intl Ministries) that was the American branch for the church in Ghana West Africa where she was ordained and served for 2 years (2016-2018).


In addition to the above, Dr. Sandra recently retired from the public education system where she was a certificated Music Teacher for over 28 years, teaching at various schools in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. At one time or another, she taught elementary, middle, and high school students in the areas of voice, piano, guitar and ukuleles.


She is currently in the process of building a God-ordained ministry known as “The Prophetic House of Worship” in Southern California.


Dr. Burwell was a broadcaster on the HSBN (Holy Spirit Broadcast Network) internet streaming tv station (The Prophetic Edge) preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations.


Educational background:

B.A. in Commercial Music-California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA 1991


M.A. in Practical Theology-Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK. 2013


Doctor of Divinity-Master’s International University of Divinity, Evansville, IN. 2021.


Dr. Sandra has been serving at The Light Church since Januauary of 2023.  It is her express desire to see people saved, delivered and set free by the Power of God, transformed and renewed in their minds by the Power of His Word, and fulfill God’s Purpose for their lives to bring Him Glory, Honor and Praise!


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