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Jim Burns, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
Executive Director, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 4500
Email: jmburns@apu.edu
Jim Burns, Ph.D., is a renowned youth and family expert, an acclaimed author, and the founder of HomeWord, a radio program that reaches more than a million people across the country each day. In partnership with Azusa Pacific University, he established and now provides leadership for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family, a research and training institute offering biblically based resources for parents and youth. Under Burns, the center has become the largest provider of Christian parenting and youth seminars in the United States. His passion is communicating to adults and young people practical truths to help them live out their Christian lives. Burns is a three-time Gold Medallion Award-winning author and has written books for parents, youth workers, and students. He also speaks in person to thousands of people each year around the world. Burns and his wife, Cathy, and their daughters, Christy, Rebecca, and Heidi, live in Southern California. For more information about Burns, visit homeword.com.

Education

Ph.D., Religious Education, Greenwich School of Theology
M.A., Christian Education and Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., Psychology and Religious Studies, Azusa Pacific University

Department

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary

Expertise

  • Family Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Youth Ministry