Otis Burns, a native of Chicago, Illinois is a renowned teacher and conference speaker who demonstrates God’s love to others. During a Sunday school service at Monument of Faith Evangelistic Church (Pastor Richard D. Henton) in the summer of 1983, Otis accepted Jesus as his Lord and personal savior. At that time, God let Otis know he was called to take part in a global ministry. After graduating from high school, Otis studied Business Operations at Roosevelt University and DeVry Institute of Technology as well as attending an intense training for church government, accounting, marketing, counseling and technology at Living Word Church.
Otis attended the Tabernacle of Faith Church for six years, under the direction of Pastor James H. Austin. Presiding over church operations at Tabernacle of Faith Church II in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the Lord cemented Elder Burns’ call to ministry and fine tuned it.
In 1990 Elder Burns joined Progressive Faith Ministries and was licensed (1993) and ordained (1998) to minister the gospel by Apostle Donald L. Alfred. Elder Burns served in Sunday school, intercessory prayer, counseling, youth and singles ministries. Elder Burns often served as guest speaker for Senior Pastor, Apostle Donald L. Alfred after his return to the ministry from sabbatical.
Elder Burns has ministered in various evangelistic crusades via the New Wine Church under the direction of Pastor Donald Graham, here he lead healing and prophetic services, while assisting in church development.
In the summer of 2005, Elder Burns launched O.T.B. Ministries with the following vision and mission statement; to administer healing and restoration to people everywhere, young and old, propelling them forward to reach their intended place in God, fulfilling their purposed destiny in the earth realm. To eradicate mediocrity from the lives of God’s people. O.T.B. Ministries, Inc. will utilize various forms of media to provide empowerment opportunities to God’s people and thus enabling them to receive God’s abundance in every area of their lives.
On September 2006, the Lord increased His favor on Elder Burns life by presenting him with a beautiful wife by the name of Shonda V. Pegues. Mrs. Burns is an anointed soloist that has been in the ministry almost her whole life. This awesome team is poised to wreak havoc on the kingdom of darkness and see many converted into the kingdom of light.
Currently, Elder Burns are preparing to complete Bachelors in Theology studies and a Masters of Divinity at the International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida . With an invitation to minister in Nigeria, West Africa, Elder & Mrs. Burns are now on the threshold of seeing their call to global ministry come to fruition. Elder Burns has appeared on Chicago television station channel 36 airing teaching programming and revival services in the Chicago land area.