George E. Burrell, Sr.
Pastor & Teacher
Lady Kathy A. Burrell
Internal Hope Fellowship Church, "The Fellowship of Hope", a plant church by Pastor George E. Burrell, Sr. located at 501 Gulf Freeway S, League City, TX. With the encouragement from Dr. Ivory Varner, Senior Pastor, Bible Way Fellowship Church, Houston TX and his spiritual father (grandfather) the late George Brooks, Pastor Burrell committed to the call to plant, Internal Hope Fellowship Church; March 2009 in LaMarque, TX. After two years in LaMarque, Internal Hope relocated to Friendswood TX and now The Hope's Ministry & Worship Center is located in League City TX.
Until July 2009, Pastor Burrell also served as Assistant Director of Jail Chaplains Ministry at the 701 N. San Jacinto Harris County Jail facility. He began the jail ministry as a volunteer chaplain, serving a total of 28 years. He has touched the lives of hundreds of inmates, their families as well as deputies and staff of the Sheriff's Department.
"The Fellowship of Hope" sponsors two conferences focusing on teens and young adults. "The Hope" has also sponsored Vacation Bible Schools; Parenting & Evangelism seminars; back to school block events each August; Angel Tree ministry during Christmas and participated in many local community activities and foreign mission kingdom pursuits.
Earth's Angels is encouragement and mentoring for today's teen girl and young adult woman, ages 11 thru 36. Earth's Angels is developing into a year-round program which includes: conference, mentoring, academic scholarships, counseling/coaching.
Young Men of Valor is day of discussion, day of acceptance, day for change brings together teen boys and young adult men in Houston and surrounding areas from different walks of life to address concerns of today's young men and to impart biblical truths with regard to many pertinent issues that they face today. The program format includes workshops led by gifted teachers, musicians, food, and group interactions and provides year-round mentoring.
Pastor Burrell has a long-time passion to see families and individuals reach their greatest potential equipping them to, with confidence, to victoriously face the many challenges that may lie before them in the years to come. "The Hope" is committed to developing a church ministry that is multi-cultural, family oriented, bible teaching and training believers to be servants in the community and abroad with the gifts God has given each member. Realizing the great need for today's urban and suburban family to grow stronger, "The Hope" is seeking God's direction for a permanent location to more effectively fulfill their ministry vision of "spreading hope in an uncertain world". Part of the vision is a strong emphasis on evangelism, offering structured programs focused on career development, after-school programs, life skills and family counseling.
Pastor Burrell attended University of Houston and College of Biblical Studies. He is an alumnus of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism and E.K. Bailey International Expository Preaching Conference and John MacArthur's Shepherds Conference. He is a past Silver Award recipient for outstanding Christian Leadership in the community from the Harris County Council of Organizations and has served as a board member for "Youth-Reach Houston" (a long-term Christian foster family group home that ministers to the mental, physical and spiritual needs of this generation's troubled youth) and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Kathy attended North Texas State University prior to marrying the love of her life. Kathy has a deep heart desire to disciple teen girls and young adult women encouraging & challenging them to see they can wage war with the world and win! This life-long desire led her to begin a phenomenal ministry for teen girls and young adult women, Earth's Angels.
Kathy was recipient of the Esther Award and selected for the Cheryl Cumey First Lady recognition for excellence and distinction in ministry presented by Dr. Lois Evans, Host and Founder of The First Lady Conference. She has also been recognized as recipient of the Mary Martha Award from College of Biblical Studies Women's Partnership. A gifted teacher, she enjoys event planning, worked for local non-profit, Star of Hope Mission and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. A faithful help-meet to Pastor Burrell, Kathy serves as Worship coordinator and extends her gifts where needed in other ministries for Internal Hope.
Pastor George & Sis. Kathy are blessed to see the spiritual growth of three adult sons (Toby, George Jr. & Robert), daughter-in-love (Nicole), a lovely granddaughter (T'Aliyah), grandsons; George III, G. Brooks, D'Angelo & Tobias and guardian daughters; Bareka, Bianca, & Sabrina.