Todd Burpo, author of best selling Heaven is for Real, is the pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska (Population: 2100). In emergencies Todd can be found working shoulder-to-shoulder with the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department as a fire fighter. He is also the chaplain for the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association. Todd graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 1991 summa cum laude with a BA in Theology. He was ordained in 1994.
Todd and his wife Sonja, who is a children's minister, busy pastor's wife, librarian, and mom, are the parents of Colton, now an active 14-year old, Cassie, his older sister, and Colby, his younger brother.
Due to the incredible success of the book Heaven is for Real and the film adaptation of the same name, Todd spends many days on the road each year speaking to audiences all over the world about the hope of Heaven. His "down-to-earth" and "pastoral" speaking style will surely captivate audiences of any size.
The Hope of Heaven
If Heaven is for Real, what does that mean for the life of the believer, as well as the life of the nonbeliever? The implications are ENORMOUS! Todd Burpo will speak to your audience through the eyes of his 3 year old son that visited Heaven, and returned to tell us all about it. His up close and personal view of Heaven through the miracle the God gave to Colton will surely inspire, and point people to the person who met Colton in Heaven and sat him on His lap, Jesus Christ.
The Sufferings of this World
Throughout the resounding successes of Heaven is for Real in both book and movie form, the Burpo family has met literally thousands of people in the midst of immense pain and suffering. Todd's unique take on the sufferings of this world in light of the fact that Heaven truly is real will meet people in their greatest time of need with the one thing that they need most...hope.
Todd's down to earth speaking style resonates strongly at Men's breakfasts, retreats and conferences.