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The RISE (Children and Youth) Ministry of Saint Luke Baptist Church is excited to announce our 1st Annual RISE Youth Revival!!

The revival will take place Friday, August 2, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. We are anticipating a glorious time of fellowship, praise, worship, and thanksgiving as we prepare our young people for the upcoming school year.

Rev. Mark Burden, of Northeast Missionary Baptist Church will be the featured speaker.

Pastor Nick Smith, of All Nations Champions Church will be our musical artist. 


Our revival theme is “Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength” (Isaiah 40:30-31).​

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Rev. Mark Burden

Rev. Mark Burden was born and raised in Midwest City, Oklahoma and graduated from Carl Albert High School. He attended college at the University of Central Oklahoma, and comes from a family of devoted Christians including his grandmother who was responsible for Rev. Burden getting to know Christ in early childhood.


As a young man, Rev. Burden grew up in the Mt. Caramel Baptist Church of Oklahoma City under the late great Dr. K. Gerome Free. There is where Rev. Burden learned of his love of Christ and the church at an early age.


Rev. Burden served in many roles in the church growing up. He became a church drummer at the age of 8 and soon grew into a worship leader for the Children/YA choir. He served in many leadership capacity’s of the church including youth Trustee, Jr. Deacon, and Youth and Young Adult President.


Rev. Burden announced his calling into ministry in 2013 and was ordained in 2014 under Dr. Free.


He is also the  husband of 10+ years to the lovely, Porsha Burden, and the father of three wonderful children MaKyla, McKenzie, and Kendrick Burden.  Rev. Burden’s  family find him to be the most loving, caring and compassionate husband and father.


Rev. Burden has a deep passion and contagious energy for the Lord. You can see him any Sunday preaching, leading praise and worship, or drumming at his home church of Northeast Missionary, where he has served for nearly 10 years under the leadership of Rev Michael McDaniel. He has devoted his life, gifts, and talents to serving Christ and winning souls for the kingdom.

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Pastor Nick Smith

Nick is the worship pastor of All Nations Champions Church in Oklahoma City. He was called of God to preach the gospel at the age of 22 and continues to do so. Nick is an author, singer and songwriter. He has been blessed with the opportunity to minister on major platforms such as InspiNetwork, TBN Oklahoma City and Fresh Wind TV program in Dallas, Texas. With several singles and albums

under his belt he is a featured artist on the Faith Journey album with Montrae Tisdale- Johnson and the Friends Chorale, Co-wrote newly released songs with renown Pastor, Bishop and Saxophonist Dr. Charles Martin II.

He also served as senior pastor and founder of Moving Forward Church in Oklahoma City for 8 years. Pastor Nick loves God and people and wants to see lives changed for Jesus!

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