Larry Burkett

Larry Burkett

Larry Burkett was born in Winter Park, Florida on March 3rd, 1939, the fifth of eight children. After completing high school in Winter Garden, Florida, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he served in the Strategic Air Command.

Upon completion of his military duties, he and his wife Judy returned to central Florida, where he worked in the space program at Cape Canaveral, Florida. He spent the next several years at the space center in charge of an experiments test facility that served the Mercury-, Gemini-, and Apollo-manned space programs. While working at the space center, Larry earned degrees in marketing and finance at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

Larry left the space center in 1970 to become vice president of an electronics manufacturing firm. In 1972 Larry put his trust and faith in Jesus Christ to guide his lifeā€”an event that had a profound effect. In 1973 he left the electronics company to join the staff of a nonprofit ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, as a financial counselor. It was during this time that he began an intense study of what the Bible says about handling money, and he started teaching small groups around the country.

In 1976 Larry Burkett left the campus ministry to form Christian Financial Concepts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching the biblical principles of handling money. In September 2000, CFC merged with Crown Ministries, creating a new organization, Crown Financial Ministries. Larry served as chairman of the board of directors until his death.

Larry has published more than 70 books, sales of which now exceed 11 million copies and include several national best-sellers. The four radio programs, "Money Matters," "How to Manage Your Money," "MoneyWatch," and "A Money Minute," are carried on more than 1,100 radio outlets worldwide. In May of 1996, Southwest Baptist University conferred on Larry an Honorary Doctorate in Economics.

Publications by Larry include What Ever Happened to the American Dream, The Coming Economic Earthquake, Your Finances in Changing Times, Business by the Book, The Financial Planning Workbook, Women Leaving the Workplace, Investing for the Future, Financial Parenting, Debt-Free Living, Hope When It Hurts, and Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Larry has written four novels: The Illuminati, The THOR Conspiracy, Solar Flare, and Kingdom Come (with Davis Bunn). His latest book was Nothing to Fear, in which he gave an update on this experiences with cancer and cancer treatments.

Until his death on July 4, 2003, Larry and Judy Burkett resided in Gainesville, Georgia. He is survived by his wife Judy, four adult children, and nine grandchildren.

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Business by the Book
by Larry Burkett
2nd edition from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
Business By the Book
by Larry Burkett
Expanded from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 11th-Adult
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Finding the Career That Fits You
by Larry Burkett & Lee Ellis
from Moody Press
for 11th-Adult
in Career Planning (Location: P5A)
$23.00 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Money Matters Family Night Tool Chest
by Allen Burkett, Jim Weidmann, Kurt Bruner, Larry Burkett
1st edition from Chariot Victor Publishing
for Kindergarten-Adult
in Life Skills for Kids (Location: SS-LIFE)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Money Matters for Kids
by Larry Burkett
from Moody Press
for Adult
in Money Management for Kids (and Teens) (Location: F1F-MON)
$10.99
Money Matters for Teens
by Larry Burkett
from Moody Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Money Management for Kids (and Teens) (Location: F1F-MON)
$12.99
Money Matters for Teens - Workbook (Ages 11-14)
by Larry Burkett
from Moody Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Money Management for Kids (and Teens) (Location: F1F-MON)
$13.99
Money Matters for Teens - Workbook (Ages 15-18)
by Larry Burkett
from Moody Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Money Management for Kids (and Teens) (Location: F1F-MON)
$14.99 $10.00 (2 in stock)
Your Career in Changing Times
by Lee Ellis & Larry Burkett
from Moody Press
for 11th-Adult
in Career Planning (Location: P5A)
$12.00 $6.00 (1 in stock)