John Burke

John Burke

John Burke is the founder and lead pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-site church based in Austin, Texas, which has grown to more than 4,500 people since its start in 1998. He is also the president of Gateway Leadership Initiative, a non-profit organization working to help church-planting pastors and ordinary Christians “raise the church out of the culture.” John has authored several books including No Perfect People AllowedSoul Revolution, and The New York Times best-seller Imagine Heaven. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children. Learn more about John at his website,

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Remembering the Hope of Heaven

In a follow-up to our recent broadcast “Holding on to the Hope of Heaven,” Pastor John Burke returns to offer encouragement as he shares hope-filled stories from people who have had near-death experiences and received a glimpse of the beautiful destination that awaits followers of Christ. John and Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, inspire listeners to imagine heaven and hold on to the hope of eternal life promised by God.

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Holding on to the Hope of Heaven

Pastor John Burke offers hope and encouragement found in his best-selling book Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God’s Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation.